Race

http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/id/214830 Demos Fellow Rich Benjamin discuses his new book at Politics & Prose in D.C. C-SPAN BookTV In his book he explores the growing phenomenon of self-imposed residential segregation, arguing that as the country becomes more diverse, the creation of all-...
12/14/2010
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Recent federal action, including the passage of the Credit Card Bill of Rights of 2009 and the creation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, provided needed regulation and oversight of the credit card industry. However, past debt continues to haunt families even as they add on new debt. The...
08/30/2010
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Notwithstanding America's racial progress—most viscerally witnessed by Obama himself—King's dream remains far from realized. The enormity and uncertainty haunting this recession raises important questions that King's spirit could address. What is the impact on unemployed and low-income Americans?...
01/18/2010
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It's the personal and dramatic aspects of race that obsess us, not the deeply rooted and currently active, political inequalities. Rather than thoughtfully discussing our political problems, including race, Americans love to reduce the conversation to feelings and etiquette. It's the personal and...
01/14/2010
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As the Census "time bomb" ticks, fear mounts over a perceived loss of whites' raw power — demographic, social, economic, and political. Our country's Obama-era racial politics rarely mentions race in debate, though it lodges race just under the surface of "nonracial" issues: taxes, health care...
12/19/2009
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Forget the suburbs. Prosperous white Americans are settling in even more remote — and homogeneous — communities. Imagine moving to a place where you can leave your front door unlocked as you run errands. Where the community enjoys a winning ratio of playgrounds to potholes. Where you can turn your...
09/24/2009
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America is changing, and that makes white people like Joe Wilson — and Michele Bachmann — very nervous Race — that is, 30 years of government-supported desegregation and the sharp increase of brown immigration — is not incidental to the public's cynicism, disconnection and unwillingness to support...
09/11/2009
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This Hispanic Heritage Month, let's begin to recognize the future racial composition of America, and our collective kinship, with more clarity and smarts. "The demographics of America are changing inexorably and at lightning speed, and the claims of new immigrants won't fit neatly into the black-...
09/11/2009
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By settling an anti-discrimination lawsuit, New York's Westchester County could shape integration across the country. Through most of the 20th century, racial discrimination was deliberate and intentional. Today, racial segregation and division often result from habits, policies and institutions...
08/28/2009
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A prediction making headlines across the United States is fast becoming reality:  By 2042, whites will no longer be the American majority.  Rich Benjamin, a scholar-adventurer, packed his bags and embarked on an unprecedented 27,000-mile journey throughout the heart of white America --...
08/05/2009
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