In politics, the term “Dog Whistle” refers to coded language used to communicate messaging to one group, usually because what’s said will result in a backlash from the group targeted by the provocative language.

With a wink and a nod, a politician wanting to exploit racial stereotypes refers to “forced busing” instead of outright using the N-word.

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1penny

"Whoa... Makes you wonder how the black athletes he coached at Auburn and Cincinnati -- arguably making millions on the backs of their hard work -- think about Tuberville’s comments now. He essentially just lumped them all together as a pack of violent thugs trying to extort money from us white folks." I agree - his comments were both embarrassing and disappointing.

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