Ian Haney López: on countering conservative dog-whistle politics; and building a message that unites a movement to achieve powerful progressive goals. Ian Haney López is one of the nation’s leading thinkers on how racism has evolved since the civil rights era. His current research emphasizes the connection between racial divisions in society and growing wealth inequality in the United States. Ian Haney López exposes the conservative elites’ playbook on race and wealth inequality and how it drives us apart. More importantly, López has the tried and focus-tested message framing that can connect racism and plutocracy in the public mind, and bring us together and make cross-racial solidarity widely appealing: not only to all Democrats, but also to those uncommitted but persuadable.