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The Coming White Minority

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Written by Dale MaharidgeAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Dale Maharidge

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
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  • Publisher: Vintage
  • On Sale: April 20, 1999
  • Price: $17.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-679-75008-6 (0-679-75008-8)
about this book

Some time after 2050, the population of the United States will be less than half white. California, however, has already experienced this seismic demographic shift. The current debate in California—often dominated by the extremists of both the right and the left—and its outcome are harbingers of the nation's future. How the state chooses to adapt to its changing population and what kind of civil society it produces will have an enormous influence on the course of America's future.

In The Coming White Minority Maharidge, who won the 1990 Pulitzer Prize in nonfiction, exposits the details of the debate. Further, he uses portraits of four "ordinary" Californians—Latino, black, white, and Asian--to give voice to the often underrepresented middle ground in the rancorous debate. California, he argues, will be our model as we take our first steps towards a truly multicultural society.

"What really makes the book work is the deft way Maharidge weaves in history and context to help us reach our own conclusions--and to understand the ramifications of our decisions." —Los Angeles Times

"If all human beings are brothers and sisters with lots in common, then Maharidge's book should be the guide." —The Baltimore Sun

"Maharidge performs a breathtaking high-wire act, balancing tough questions against and abiding sense of hope." —The San Diego Tribune