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What social science tells us about racism in the Republican party – The Washington Post

(WASHINGTON POST)  December 11, 2015 — Liberals have long that the Republican Party of exploiting prejudice to win elections, and there is some hard evidence they’re right.

Presidential candidate Donald Trump’s proposal to bar all Muslims from entering the United States has reignited an old debate about the Republican Party, which some see as the party of intolerance.

Liberal critics have long insisted that Republican candidates use coded language that sounds respectable on its face but covertly signals an outdated view of race, ethnicity and religion to their constituents. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) voiced this perspective on Tuesday, saying that Trump’s words and policies simply reveal the true values of the party and its supporters.

Source: What social science tells us about racism in the Republican party – The Washington Post