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

by Phillips, Steve, 1964-

Format: Print Book 2015
Availability: Available at 4 Libraries 4 of 4 copies
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CLP - Main Library Mezzanine - Non-fiction E184.A1 P49 2015x
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Mezzanine - Non-fiction
Call Number  E184.A1 P49 2015x
Coraopolis Memorial Library Non-Fiction 323.042 PHI
Location  Coraopolis Memorial Library
Collection  Non-Fiction
Call Number  323.042 PHI
Monroeville Public Library Non-fiction 323.042 PHILLIPS
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Collection  Non-fiction
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Northern Tier Regional Library Nonfiction 323.042 PHILL
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Despite the abundant evidence from Obama's victories proving that the U.S. population has fundamentally changed, many progressives and Democrats continue to waste millions of dollars chasing white swing voters. Explosive population growth of people of color in America over the past fifty years has laid the foundation for a New American Majority consisting of progressive people of color and progressive whites (51% of the total eligible voting population). Brown Is the New White exposes how far behind the curve Democrats are in investing in communities of color.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Phillips, cofounder of, 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"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "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 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."

Additional Information
Subjects 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.
Publisher New York :2015
Language English
Description xix, 247 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-231) and index.
ISBN 9781620971154
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