How the Demographic Revolution Has Created a New American Majority
As we move through this polarized election season, political organizations are spending millions of dollars chasing white swing voters—when in fact, it’s minority voters who increasingly make up the political majority and have the power to determine our next president. At the same time, politicos and pop stars alike—from the DREAMers and Kendrick Lamar to the Tea Party and Ted Nugent—are helping keep issues of race a central focus of the national conversation.
On Wednesday, April 6, 2016 we hosted a discussion with civil rights lawyer, political leader, and author Steve Phillips about the shifting demographic landscape and its underlying disconnects at the launch of his new book, Brown Is the New White: How the Demographic Revolution Has Created a New American Majority.
Martín Abregú Vice President, Ford Foundation
Brown is the New White
Steve Phillips Author, Brown Is the New White
Ian Haney López John H. Boalt Professor of Law, University of California, Berkeley
Deepa Iyer Senior Fellow, Center for Social Inclusion
Tamar Jacoby President and CEO, Opportunity America
Steve Phillips Author, Political Leader, and Civil Rights Lawyer
Moderator Van Jones President and Co-Founder, Dream Corps
Eric Ward Program Officer, Ford Foundation