Searching for the Uncommon Common Ground: New Dimensions on Race in America

The aftermath of Hurricane Katrina dramatically demonstrated the different experiences of the white and black residents of New Orleans. Nationally, Latinos have become the more numerous minority, making that clear as they demonstrate around the immigration debate. Meanwhile in California, the state university system recently announced that the majority of students accepted into the incoming freshman class will be Asian, edging out white students for the first time. This book talk by Manuel Pastor, Jr., discusses the challenges posed to our nation when race is a source of division — and different frameworks for addressing the issue.

Festival: 2006

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