Propaganda Techniques

dog whistle - ambiguous messaging used to stoke racial fear and anxiety and/or to covertly signal allegiance to certain subgroups of an audience.

An effective racial dog whistle always grants the dog whistler plausible deniability to not only deny their real intent behind the messaging, but to accuse anyone suggesting a racist double-meaning as being racist just for making the accusation.


48:10: dog whistlesee definition - ambiguous messaging used to stoke racial fear and anxiety and/or to covertly signal allegiance to certain subgroups of an audience.
: "Critical Race Theory" could be signaling support for systemic racism by branding any institutional recognition of racial inequity in the U.S. as inherently racist and unAmerican.

45:52: dog whistlesee definition - ambiguous messaging used to stoke racial fear and anxiety and/or to covertly signal allegiance to certain subgroups of an audience.
: "Law and order" could be used to stoke racial anxiety about crime in low-income communities and civil disobedience from people of color.[8]

21:14: dog whistlesee definition - ambiguous messaging used to stoke racial fear and anxiety and/or to covertly signal allegiance to certain subgroups of an audience.
: "Wonder-working power" could be signaling support, allegiance, or group membership with evangelical Christians.[1]

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