1. Southern racist politicians chose to frame their defense of racial segregation through the language of “law and order” because they could not explicitly say “segregation forever,” as stated by Michelle Alexander. However they are actually synonymous in this case. By using “law and order” when justifying their racism, it is hard for others to see them as being on the wrong side of an issue, it gives them the benefit of the doubt and people might think they are on the morally right side when it comes to the fight on racism.
  2. I do think the Southern Strategy is still influencing American politics today, and honestly it’s gotten to the point where many aren’t even trying to hide their racist views anymore. There were many white people, and even some people of color, just this past election making racist remarks to people of color, specifically Black people and they only seem to be getting bolder.

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