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The Southern Strategy

In American politics, the “southern strategy” refers to efforts by the Republican Party and its candidates to win presidential elections since 1964 by appealing to conservative whites (especially white southerners) disaffected with the Democratic Party by its strong embrace of civil rights laws in the 1960s and its racially egalitarian policies since.

BEFORE 1960: THE UNSTABLE DEMOCRATIC PARTY COALITION

While racial discrimination existed nationwide before 1960, it was especially pervasive and severe in the South.

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(*RELAX: The New York Times debunked it as A Myth , back in 2006 !)

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RE: Southern Stratagy

Old_Logan

(*it says here that it was another one of Nixon's Blows Against The Nation !)

What The Heck , you've come this far

Old_Logan

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