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Brown is the new white : how the demographic revolution has created a new American majority

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  • ISBN: 9781620973141
  • ISBN: 1620973146
  • Physical Description: print
    xxxiii, 268 pages : charts, maps ; 22 cm
  • Edition: Revised and updated edition.
  • Publisher: New York : The New Press, 2018.

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General Note: "A road map for taking back our country"--Cover.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary, etc.: "When it first appeared in the lead-up to the 2016 election, Brown Is the New White helped spark a national discussion of race and electoral politics and the often-misdirected spending priorities of the Democratic party. This “slim yet jam-packed call to action” (Booklist) contained a “detailed, data-driven illustration of the rapidly increasing number of racial minorities in America” (NBC News) and their significance in shaping our political future. Completely revised and updated to address the aftermath of the 2016 election, this first paperback edition of Brown Is the New White doubles down on its original insights. Attacking the “myth of the white swing voter” head-on, Steve Phillips, named one of “America’s Top 50 Influencers” by Campaigns & Elections, closely examines 2016 election results against a long backdrop of shifts in the electoral map over the past generation—arguing that, now more than ever, hope for a more progressive political future lies not with increased advertising to middle-of-the-road white voters, but with cultivating America’s growing, diverse majority. Emerging as a respected and clear-headed commentator on American politics at a time of pessimism and confusion among Democrats, Phillips offers a stirring answer to anyone who thinks the immediate future holds nothing but Trump and Republican majorities." - Amazon.
Subject: Minorities Political activity United States
Race Political aspects United States
Demography Political aspects United States
Political participation United States
United States Politics and government 21st century

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Phillips, cofounder of PowerPAC.org, a political-action committee striving for social justice, offers a manifesto to those seeking to change the way politics plays out in America today. He offers statistics stating that 51 percent of eligible voters in America today are progressive people of color and progressive whites. Phillips has a background in both politics and law, and here he lays out reasons why white politicians (mainly calling out the whole of the Democratic party) have stalled in producing effective social change stemming from the progressive movement's failure to utilize this new and diverse eligible voting majority. The book pulls no punches (there's a chapter titled, Fewer Smart-Ass White Boys) but is ultimately hopeful. Appendixes outline statistics, terminology, and recommended reading. This slim yet jam-packed call to action will be in demand, both because Phillips is a popular pundit and because the time is ripe for an upheaval in politics-as-usual.--Vnuk, Rebecca Copyright 2016 Booklist

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Democrats believe that demographic change will secure their future. A "new Democratic majority" consisting of the growing non-white population, augmented by progressive whites who elected Barack Obama, has the potential to produce Democratic congressional majorities needed to enact the policies advocated by liberal presidents. The expanded ranks of non-whites are traceable to the Voting Rights Act and the Immigration and Nationality Act, both of which Congress passed in 1965. Yet even as the base for the Democratic Party shifts, Phillips claims the party remains stuck in its history. As a result of top campaign leadership posts disproportionately filled by whites, critical decisions fail to maximize the new Democratic majority. Rather than advocating liberal programs to mobilize non-whites, Democratic candidates moderate their stands in futile efforts to attract white swing voters while failing to activate non-whites, which results in Republican victories. Money goes into television ads rather than canvassing to identify and mobilize minority supporters. As Democrats fail to adapt campaigns to match the changing conditions, Republicans, becoming aware of the demographic time bomb, have begun recruiting minority candidates and, excepting Donald Trump, initiate policy overtures that appeal to non-whites. Summing Up: Recommended. General readers, lower- and upper-division undergraduates. --Charles S. Bullock, University of Georgia

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A lethal combination-a poor understanding of demographics data and a myopic focus on white swing voters-is leading political candidates and their strategists to election disaster, says Phillips, co-founder of PowerPAC.org. He argues that Democrats lost midterm elections not because white voters swung right, but because "progressive Whites and people of color alike sat out the midterms." He posits that getting out the vote among voters of African, Asian, Native American, Latino, and Arab descent will lead to election wins and better policy: "In a changing population where people of color are nearly 40 percent of the country... speaking boldly and unapologetically to the causes of inequality has proven to be good and smart politics." As outlined here, the requirements for success include paying attention to demographers as well as donors, hiring diverse campaign personnel, and investing in the unsexy but necessary work of canvassing, rather than in television commercials. This book, squarely aimed at politicians with a progressive agenda, makes a compelling argument for prioritizing people of color in campaign design. (Feb.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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