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|More than 40 years have passed since the Voting Rights Act, which Reagan described in 1980 as humiliating to the South. Reagan paralleled Nixons success in constructing a politics and a strategy of governing that attacked policies targeted toward blacks and other minorities without reference to race a conservative politics that had the effect of polarizing the electorate along racial lines.|
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