Trump’s law-and-order campaign relies on a historic American tradition of racist and anti-immigrant politics

President Trump stressed law and order on a recent trip to Kenosha, Wisconsin.Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images)Austin Sarat, Amherst CollegeThe Republican Party made it clear in its national convention that it intends to make restoring “law and order” central to this fall’s presidential campaign.As he did when he first ran in 2016, President Donald Trump highlighted law and order in his 2020 acceptance speech.“Your vote,” Trump said, “will decide whether we protect law-abiding Americans and whether … we will defend the American way of life or allow a radical movement to completely dismantle an…

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