Louis DeSipio, political science professor at UC Irvine, [said]: “There was an underlying
racism that created a foundation that a skilled political leader could seize for tactical
reasons and build into a policy agenda ... I don’t know that Pete Wilson really even
cared about immigration in 1993 but he saw the underlying nativism and racism in the
state population and used it as a way to distinguish his campaign from his opponents.”
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