The Long Southern Strategy: How Chasing White Voters in the South Changed American Politics
The Long Southern Strategy: How Chasing White Voters in the South Changed American Politics0 0 5 Author: Angie Maxwell, Todd Shields Narrator: Tom Parks
In the wake of Second-Wave Feminism, the GOP dropped the Equal Rights Amendment from its platform and promoted traditional gender roles in an effort to appeal to anti-feminist white southerners. And when the leadership of the Southern Baptist Convention became increasingly fundamentalist and politically active, the GOP tied its fate to the Christian Right.
Republicans embodied southern white culture by emphasizing an "us vs. them" outlook, preaching absolutes, accusing the media of bias, prioritizing identity over the economy, encouraging defensiveness, and championing a politics of retribution. In doing so, the GOP nationalized southern white identity, rebranded itself to the country at large, and fundamentally altered the vision and tone of American politics.
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Length: 16H 14Min
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