Is Demography Destiny? The Racial Transformation of the United States since the 1960s

Fears of a majority-minority future animated many of the political battles of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, but the meaning of demographic change is a subject to be explained and understood, not feared.

Lecture Description

Cadava’s talk is based on a research project about fears of the racial transformation of the United States from the 1960s to the present. The book ends are the signing of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965, which led to increased migration from Latin America, Asia, and Africa, and the presidency of Donald Trump, whose administration has tried to roll back the tide of demographic change. It can be argued that fears of the looming white minority has been the driving force of support for him.


Demography Immigration

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