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Friday, August 18, 2017
Dog Whistles and Racism
The lead editorial in today's paper is about the overt racism being used to court voters at the top of the Republican ticket. Unknown to the writer, the dog whistle was first created by Francis Galton, the founder of the field of eugenics, which not only gave us the death camps of World War II, but which also gave us the twisted intellectual thread that holds the Kennel Club together to this day.