Let’s Switch it Up!. Coalitions, Realignment & the Solid South. Coalitions. An alliance of political groups formed to oppose a common foe or pursue a common goal. . Democratic Coalitions. Rainbow Coalition Blacks, Hispanics, women, other minorities Push for: Civil rights
Coalitions, Realignment & the Solid South
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Nixon appealed to white voters in the South with a call for "states' rights," which they interpreted as meaning that the federal government would no longer demand the forced busing of school children as ordered by federal courts.
Democrats protested that Nixon exploited racial fears in winning the support of white southerners and northern white ethnics.