'The End of White America?' - Part 2 listen01/27/09 Mitch E. Perry
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The Inauguration of Barack Obama last week was filled with reports from Washington and around the country about the watershed moment in this country of election a black man.
Obama’s election has spurred perhaps more conversations about race than American have generally been comfortable about having. But those conversations may escalate with the changing face of America.
According to a report from the U.S. Census Bureau released last summer, groups currently categorized as minorities in the U.S. – blacks, Latinos, East and South Asians – will account for a majority of the U.S. population by the year 2042.
In his cover story in the current issue of Atlantic magazine, music critic and English Professor Hua Hsu writes about this in his article entitled, “The End of White America?”
In the second part of our interview conducted on the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, Hsu spoke with us about a potential white backlash to these changing demographics.