Haney López constructs a history of “strategic racism,” whereby politicians, regardless of personal attitudes about race, exploit (on the right) or accommodate (on the left) these attitudes. The result, in his view, has been an exacerbation of racial stereotypes, fears, and distortions regarding public discourse and policy.
Randall Calvert is Thomas F. Eagleton University Professor of Public Affairs and Political Science at Washington University in St. Louis. His current research and teaching interests include American constitutional development, the politics of civil rights, and strategic models of social processes.
Posts by Randall Calvert
Eleven original essays exploring Baldwin’s elusive terrain between private and public, self and history