Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Dr. John McMillian
Dr. Glenn Eskew
Minorities have gained more civil rights with the cooperation of both major political parties in the United States, yet the actions of the Republican Party are often conflated with racism. This is partially the result of clashes in ideological visions, which explain the different political positions of partisans. However, during his 1980 run for the White House, a concerted effort was made to tie Ronald Reagan to racism, as he was accused of pandering to white Southerners. Therefore, this thesis also focuses on “Southern strategies” used by both the Republican and Democratic parties to exploit race, which have spilled into the new millennium.
Lane, Barbara M., "Construction of the Racist Republican." Thesis, Georgia State University, 2014.