Beyond the Melting Pot

With Jonah off on a clandestine mission to Turkey, Chris Stirewalt takes his place in the Remnant captain’s chair for a wonktastic dive into American demography. His guest is Dr. Richard Alba, a sociologist and the author of The Great Demographic Illusion: Majority, Minority, and the Expanding American Mainstream, which explores America’s changing racial makeup and the increasing prevalence of Americans born from mixed families. Their discussion touches on a number of pressing questions. Can we rely on Census data? What does assimilation mean in America today? And how can we create more opportunities for young Americans to move into? 

Show Notes:

Dr. Alba’s page at CUNY

Dr. Alba’s The Great Demographic Illusion

Chris: “America’s No-Majority Future Is Going to be Delicious”

Dr. Alba: “The Truth About White America”

Dr. Alba: “The Myth of a Majority-Minority America”

The Remnant with Ruy Teixeira

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