Uncommon Common Ground: Race and America's Future
Date
2010
Topic(s)
Author(s) Angela Glover Blackwell

Even after the election of America's first black president, racial inequality continues to plague the nation. Barack Obama's election ushered in a new era of hope, but measurable racial change is still elusive: 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 2050, 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. In this prescient work, now fully updated with fresh data, extensive revisions, and new contributions, the authors tackle pressing issues head on. Addressing evolving and emerging topics such as the future of work and metropolitan communities, immigrant integration, and effective educational structures, Uncommon Common Ground: Race and America's Future renews its call for a new kind of leadership to guide the next generation forward to a fully inclusive America.

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Uncommon Common Ground: Race and America's Future
A wide-ranging, pragmatic, and in-depth volume that covers the persistently divisive issues surrounding race in America, with contributions from Angela Blackwell, Stewart Kwoh, Manuel Pastor, Van Jones and Allen Crouch, among others. The authors address evolving and emerging topics such as the future of work and metropolitan communities, immigrant integration, and effective educational structures.