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Message Vision. Not Division

Break the Dog Whistle code that conservatives use to hold political power and control your vote. Political racism is a real thing - Conservative politicians use racism to promote racial conflict, to divide and distract us. Why? This is a strategy to seize and hold political power.

This 3-session discussion series, featuring brief videos from Ian Haney-Lopez’s Race-Class Academy, brings the concepts of Dog Whistle politics and political racism to life. Together, we will transform these concepts from an academic idea to a conversation at kitchen tables across Michigan and build a Liberal Political Strategy.

  • Session I – Disarming the Dog Whistle takes us on a Dog Whistle journey explaining why the strategy to divide non-whites has been successful for 60 years.

  • Session II – Racism: A Political Strategy puts us to work with a new messaging strategy known as Race-Class. We practice telling a complete story by using Race-Class to address strategic racism and a Vision for America.

  • Session III – Come Together … Right Now is where we discover why now, today, is the right time to build solidarity, address racism and create a new America.

This series is being offered exclusively to our L3 Framing Community of Practice:

  • Session I, Sunday, July 11, 7:00-8:30 pm

  • Session II, Sunday, July 18, 7:00-8:30 pm

  • Session III, Sunday, August 1, 7:00-8:30 pm

A complete version of the series will be opened to the public this Fall, along with our ‘Dog Whistle’ blog.


This discussion series is presented by Liberal Leadership League, Inc. (L3), a 501(c)(4) non-profit. Learn more at

Portions of the series content are the works of the Race-Class Academy, available at

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