Law professor to give Dec. 2 public lecture on Donald Trump's quest for the White House

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Beverly Creamer, (808) 389-5736
Media Consultant, William S. Richardson School of Law
Posted: Nov 23, 2015

Ian Haney Lopez
Ian Haney Lopez

Berkeley Law Professor Ian Haney Lopez will examine the role of racism in politics during a provocative lecture, titled "Trumpeting Racism: Race, Politics, and Economic Jeopardy for All," at 6 p.m. Wednesday, December 2, in the Architecture Auditorium on the UH Mānoa campus.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

Lopez is the John H. Boalt Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley and a leading thinker on "whiteness" as it functions in law and politics.

His most recent book is Dog Whistle Politics: How Coded Racial Appeals Have Reinvented Racism and Wrecked the Middle Class.

Lopez will discuss the rise of Donald Trump as a leading Republican candidate in next year’s Presidential elections, and Trump’s verbal attacks on Mexican immigrants.

According to Lopez, Trump is following conservative scare tactics that have been used for the past 50 years to influence voters.

Said Richardson Law School Dean Avi Soifer, “Professor Lopez has many friends and admirers at UH Mānoa, and his lectures are consistently provocative in the very best sense.”

Dog Whistle Politics will be available at the lecture, which is sponsored by the William S. Richardson School of Law and the Political Science Department in the College of Social Sciences at UH Mānoa.

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