PragerU Explains the ‘Southern Strategy’

By Nancy Flory Published on July 25, 2017

Vanderbilt University professor of political science and law Carol Swain narrates PragerU’s most recent video Why Did the Democratic South Become Republican? Swain explains that the Democratic narrative for years has been that “Republicans switched their political identity as the party of racial equality to appeal to the racist South.” This was labeled the “Southern Strategy.”

While President Richard Nixon allegedly masterminded the so-called flip, Republicans didn’t hold a majority of southern congressional seats until the mid-1990s. Swain explains the three myths that make up the Southern Strategy and says that the Southern Strategy is just another excuse for Democrats to label Republicans as racist.

Watch Swain’s explanation in the below video:


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