Southern strategy

  In American politics, The Southern Strategy is an important strategy for The Republican Party and its candidates to win presidential elections to gain political support in the South. The main idea of The Southern Strategy is the racism against African Americans harbored by many southern white voters. Further Reading https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southern_strategy http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-the-southern-strategy.htm...

Law and Order

Image Source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/147607961@N02/34256238630/in/datetaken/   Ronald Reagan alongside with Richard Nixon were the leading proponents in the late 1960s of “Law and order” which became crucial for any candidate who wanted to be elected at the time. The main purpose was to strict control on crime and suppression of violence, sometimes involving the possible restraint of...

Broken Windows Policing

Cartoon by Mike Flugennock, 2016 The broken windows theory was first described in 1982 in an article written by James Wilson and George Kelling where they used the analogy that a broken window, left unattended, would signal that no one cared and would ultimately lead to more disorder and crime. They proposed that police departments...

Black Codes

Cartoon by Thomas Nast, 1874, Harper’s Weekly These were a body of laws enacted by southern U.S. states in 1865 and 1866 following the end of the Civil War in order to regain their power over the freed slaves, maintain white supremacy and ensure the continued supply of cheap labor. Although the 13th Amendment...

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