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Glendale Public Library

October 2021

Dog Whistle Language in the Media: How Can We Hear It? with Derek Keith

October 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Glendale Public Library AZ United States

“Gang activity. The war on drugs. Tough on crime. They are taking our jobs. They are bad drivers. They are lazy. They are good people.” What images do these phrases and terms conjure in your mind? What does the media suggest with these coded phrases? Suggestive language, or “dog whistle” language, uses specific terms to signal ideas to us that we subconsciously internalize. How can we begin to actively analyze all parts of the language we hear in the news…

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