Richard Alba, Distinguished Professor of Sociology at The CUNY Graduate Center, discusses his new book, "The Great Demographic Illusion: Majority, Minority, and the Expanding American Mainstream,” sharing with Bob Herbert how the supposed near future majority-minority narrative is misleading.
This episode of The Thought Project features Graduate Center Distinguished Professor Richard Alba (Sociology), whose latest book, The Great Demographic Illusion: Majority, Minority, and the Expanding American Mainstream, is out this week.Alba’s voluminous research for the book began in 2015, represented by a New York Times opinion-editorial, “The Myth of a White Minority,” in which he argued that the American mainstream was being redefined by increasing numbers of people with mixed-race family backgrounds. The looming “white minority” alleged by polarized voices in American politics is short-sighted according to Alba, who reveals a fluid multi-ethnic and multi-racial American society and mainstream.Alba’s book crystallizes the question of how Americans self-identify, which is constrained by census categories that don’t acknowledge people of mixed heritages.Alba asserts that racism continues to plague America and offers policy options to ameliorate and address these challenges to the expansion of America’s mainstream.
TPIL E23 - The Richard Alba Interview (Vietnam veteran)
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The Thought Project - Episode 7 - Interview with Richard Alba
The Graduate Center, CUNY
This week’s guest Richard Alba, is a distinguished professor of sociology who became a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2017. Author of numerous books and known for his scholarship on race and urban sociology, which has developed a comparative focus, encompassing the immigration of North American societies and Western Europe. Today he joins us to discuss his latest effort as a member of the New York City Mayoral Advisory Commission on City Art, Monuments, and Markers.