race-bait

race-bait

also race·bait (rās′bāt′)
v. race-bait·ed, race-bait·ing, race-baits also race·bait·ed or race·bait·ing or race·baits
intr.v.
To arouse the prejudice or fears of one racial group regarding another, especially as a political tactic.
tr.v.
1. To attack (another) on racial grounds, as for being a racist or for inciting racial prejudice.
2. To arouse the prejudices or fears of (one racial group) regarding another.
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We are not prepared to surrender to another era of race-bait politics, or to send poor women back to the alleys for abortions, or to lay waste our environment in the interest of big oil.
Gore was the vehicle through which he could race-bait Jackson and (he thought) solidify his Jewish support.