Prose, Poetry & Purpose – Ian Haney-Lopez

April 9th, 2017 by March Twisdale

Ian Haney López

One of the nation’s leading thinkers on racism’s evolution since the civil rights era, Ian Haney López holds an endowed chair as the John H. Boalt Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley, where he teaches in the areas of race and constitutional law. He is also a Senior Fellow at Demos and the director of the Racial Politics Project at the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society. Haney López has been a visiting law professor at Yale, New York University, and Harvard. He holds a master’s in history from Washington University, a master’s in public policy from Princeton, and a law degree from Harvard. The author or editor of five books, his most recent, Dog Whistle Politics: How Coded Racial Appeals Have Reinvented Racism and Wrecked the Middle Class, lays bare how politicians exploit racial pandering to build resentment toward government, fooling voters into supporting policies that favor the very wealthiest while hurting everyone else.

Ian Haney López
– John H. Boalt Professor of Law, UC Berkeley
– Director, Racial Politics Project, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society
– Senior Fellow, Demos

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