Xenophobic and dog-whistle politics

by ray goodlass

Ominous rumblings from the Coalition, Alan Jones, Peers Ackerman etc., and the Americans, about refugees as terrorists, given that the Boston bombers are Chechnyan migrant refugees. Hope this doesn’t lead to a right wing anti-refugee bout of xenophobia, though I fear, from media reports this weekend, that it is already happening. Once again, all the more reason to work hard against such blatant racism and dog-whistle politics..