Saturday, January 17, 2009

The End of White America?

I'm a little late on posting this, but here is an interesting article by Vasser prof Hua Hsu. "The End of White America" appeared in this month's The Atlantic and claims that white identity is so "bland" it is no longer desirable. Here's the lead in...

The Election of Barack Obama is just the most startling manifestation of a larger trend: the gradual erosion of “whiteness” as the touchstone of what it means to be American. If the end of white America is a cultural and demographic inevitability, what will the new mainstream look like—and how will white Americans fit into it? What will it mean to be white when whiteness is no longer the norm? And will a post-white America be less racially divided—or more so?

Check it out for yourselves...

1 comment:

Frank León said...

Hey, I stumbled across this blog today via Raquel Rivera's site. Amazing! You're at NYU? We should totally do lunch or something.