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Brown Is the New White: How the Demographic Revolution Has Created a New American Majority Hardcover – February 2, 2016
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"It’s good news that, by some ways of figuring, America already has a progressive, multiracial majority. Now we all need to get to work mobilizing ourselves so that actual political power reflects that new maththis volume is a big help!"
Bill McKibben, environmentalist and author of Hope, Human and Wild
[A]stute Phillips’ writing style is clear and conciselaying out his argument with deceptively simple grace.”
A detailed, data-driven illustration of the rapidly-increasing number of racial minorities in America.”
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.”
"[M]akes a compelling argument for prioritizing people of color in campaign design."
"Steve Phillips is not only an author writing about the potential of a New American Majority.’ He is one of its gifted architects, an innovator with deep roots in electoral politics and a passion for connecting people of every race and background in common purpose. His energetic book, Brown Is the New White, is both a fascinating exploration of today’s rapidly changing demographic landscape and an opportunity to see the future through the eyes of one of America’s most engaging public servants and progressive political minds."
Henry Louis Gates Jr., Alphonse Fletcher University Professor, Harvard University
A passionate discussion of race and politics sure to inspire heated debate and, hopefully, proactive solutions.”
"A must-read for anyone seeking to make change happen, from small towns to the halls of Congress to the White House."
John Podesta, former Chief of Staff to President Bill Clinton and former Counselor to President Barack Obama
"Steve Phillips has a deep understanding of how the civil rights movement changed America. His book sparks an important conversation about what increasing racial and cultural diversity will mean for American politics and policy."
Senator Cory Booker
"A wake-up call showing that conservatives are actively courting Latino voters, knowing they must expand their tent. Progressives had better heed this call and invest in a broader, more ambitious strategy to solidify the support of the Obama coalition."
Maria Echaveste, former White House deputy chief of staff to President Bill Clinton
"In this compelling new book, Steve Phillips lays out the plain facts regarding why progressives must act now to turn America’s changing demographics into a political majority that could lead our nation for decades to come."
Congressman Mark Takano
"Steve Phillips has been far ahead of the curve in understanding not only where America is but what America will be. Both the analysis and vision that runs through this book should be required reading for all policy makers and political leaders committed to ensuring our country works for all of us."
Neera Tanden, president, Center for American Progress
"Steve Phillips understands, honors, and illuminates how the transformational work of Dr. King fundamentally changed the composition of the country such that justice-making is possible now more than ever. Decades after Nixon’s cynical political calculation, the time is ripe for a new Southern strategy. This book helps point the way."
Reverend Raphael Warnock, senior pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church, spiritual home of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
"Steve Phillips has provided a vital roadmap to a more hopeful, more inclusive America. Let’s pay attention to this important book as we gear up, in 2016, to use our votes to make real change."
Van Jones, founder, the Dream Corps, CNN contributor, and author of The Green Collar Economy and Rebuild The Dream
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And he asks the obvious question--why is the national Democratic Party still overly concerned with pursuing White "Reagan Democrats" instead of doing its best--and spending its resources--to maximize the registration and turnout of the growing numbers of African-American, Latino, and Asian-American voters?
This book is well-written, reality-based, and very timely for an election year.
Phillips makes his strong case and well-written case by bringing together too-little-known American history, moving personal stories, and copious, well-crunched election and demographic data. It's a fast-paced book that offers many valuable lessons, and they're not all about elections: Phillips also draws out the broad implications of historical truths that need to be much more widely known and discussed. So while the primary focus is on the urgent political challenge, the book also guides us toward how America can live up to its still-inspiring ideals--how we can become, as Obama might remind us, "a more perfect union."
When I was growing up in the 1930s I following my father to political farm meetings. He was a farmer in Nebraska and was a staunch believer in not taking money from the government. He said that neighbors could pull together and help each other over the rough spots and there were plenty of rough times during that time. He was a conservative and believed that you lived by what you could earn and never go into debt or hand out from the government. Most of the farmers at that time were conservative and that is how my husband and I raised our children.
I understand the blacks had a rough time in America but many of them were conservative in their family life.Read more ›
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Steve Phillips brings dose of realism to campaign demographics: the white vote is shrinking –and the white swing vote which both parties have spent millions of dollars courting is... Read morePublished 1 day ago by Loves the View
Everyone should read this book it gives great insight when it comes to a changing America.Published 9 days ago by Chef
Yes Brown is the new white! I've recommended this book to several of my friends! very informative and educational. Very powerful, informative. Read morePublished 13 days ago by anu shaheed
The most hopeful, optimistic book about politics in the US that I've read.Published 20 days ago by Steven Hal Huntsman
the Information Age is over, it's not working so do something different...the current knowledge age can not be given nor taught it's a process that then flowers the knowledge... Read morePublished 1 month ago by dave minsch
If you want to know how our country has changed and how this could affect our elections, this is the book.Published 1 month ago by Daughter Earth
A compelling and occasionally sophistically convincing exhortation on what the author views as essential strategies the progressive movement and the Democratic Party - which he... Read morePublished 1 month ago by mateo52
Extremely well written and researched work on the changing racial landscape of America and how it will continue to affect politics. Read morePublished 1 month ago by LAURI CRUMLEY COATES
Phillips analyzes voting data in ways that are sometimes new, and very provocative. It never occurred to me that white people are becoming a minority in this country and that if... Read morePublished 1 month ago by DJY51