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Uncommon Common Ground: Race and America's Future

Uncommon Common Ground: Race and America's Future

Uncommon Common Ground: Race and America's Future; PERE Director Manuel Pastor and colleagues Angela Glover Blackwell and Stewart Kwoh offer a revised and updated volume on racial equity in post-Obama America

Even after the election of America’s first black president, racial inequity continues to plague the nation. Barack Obama’s election ushered in a new era of hope, but measurable gains for people of color more broadly remain scarce: We still fail to graduate more than one-quarter of young black men from high school, and nearly a third of all African American, Latino, and Southeast Asian American children live in poverty. By as early as 2042, the United States is projected to be a nation with no single racial group as a majority. It is no longer just the future of racial minorities that is worrisome; the nation itself faces peril if the new, broader majority fails.

Addressing evolving and emerging topics such as the future of work and metropolitan communities, immigrant integration, and effective educational structures, Uncommon Common Ground renews its call for a new kind of leadership to guide the next generation forward to a fully inclusive America.

 




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