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In The Thick


Feb 7, 2017

Over the past few weeks, the Trump administration has used a particular kind of coded language. It may not be obvious at first, but take a look at phrases like “America First,” “American Carnage,” and the proposal to change the government program, “Countering Violent Extremism," to "Countering Islamic Extremism.” This language fosters fear of specific groups, including many communities of color.

Maria Hinojosa and Julio Ricardo Varela discuss this and more with Jelani Cobb, Staff Writer for the New Yorker and Leslie Sanchez, contributor for CBS News.