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Ian Haney López is a chaired law professor at UC Berkeley who specializes in Critical Race Theory. His focus for the last decade has been on the use of racism as a class weapon in electoral politics, and how to respond. In Dog Whistle Politics (2014), he detailed the fifty-year history of coded racism in American politics. He then co-chaired the AFL-CIO’s Advisory Council on Racial and Economic Justice, and co-founded the Race-Class Narrative Project and created the Race-Class Academy. In Merge Left (2019), Ian explains Trump’s complex relationship with dog whistling and further develops the race-class response. Ian is the Chief Justice Earl Warren Professor of Public Law at the University of California, Berkeley. He has published four books and two anthologies, and has been a visiting professor at Stanford, Yale and Harvard. He lives in Richmond, California.

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