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The coming white minority : California's eruptions and America's future

Sometime after 2050, America's entire population will shift to minority-majority status, but before this century's end, California will have a population that is less than half white. How the state - which has had a major impact on American race relations in the 1990s - chooses to adapt to its changing population, and whether it can produce a civil society, has enormous national consequences. The fevered debate over United States immigration policy began in California and has produced calls from legislators, pundits, and presidential candidates to halt legal immigration, to ban affirmative action, and to deny public services to immigrants. Already, these possible shifts in national public policy are being voted on by Californians - from Proposition 187, the anti-illegal-immigration initiative that passed in 1994, to the CCRI initiative that would ban affirmative action and will be on the ballot in 1996
Print Book, English, ©1996
Times Books, New York, ©1996
xii, 331 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
9780812922899, 0812922891
The brink
Californians and California
The new wedge
Orange curtain
The campus and the suburban ghetto
Can we all get along?
White riot
The new frontline
End of the rainbow or a new society?