The Majority Report with Sam Seder

Author and University of California Berkeley Boalt School of law professor Ian Haney Lopez author of the new book Dog Whistle Politics: How Coded Racial Appeals Have Reinvented Racism and Wrecked the Middle Class explains the cynical calculation that drove George Wallace's racist politics, what "state rights" really means, how the Republicans adopted the southern strategy, political uses of race by the Republican Party, why "strategic racism" explains Republican race baiting, the evolving nature of racism and the smart way to confront racism in modern America.

On The Fun Half: Laura Ingraham unleashes an unhinged attack on Justice Sonia Sotomayor for not using the word "illegal" and gets legal and geographic lessons from Sam, dog whistle politics and immigration, debunking more anti minimum wage increase myths, does CVS not selling cigarettes have implications for other industries? Fox's Gretchen Careslon wants to know if CVS is allowed to not sell cigarettes? and Your calls and IMs.

And keep the conversation going on our morning thread

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