Blurring the Color Line: The New Chance for a More Integrated America

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Harvard University Press, Mar 5, 2012 - Social Science - 320 pages
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Richard Alba argues that the social cleavages that separate Americans into distinct, unequal ethno-racial groups could narrow dramatically in the coming decades. In Blurring the Color Line, Alba explores a future in which socially mobile minorities could blur stark boundaries and gain much more control over the social expression of racial differences.
 

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Contents

1 Paradoxes of Race and Ethnicity in America Today
1
2 The Puzzle of EthnoRacial Change
21
A New Theory of Boundary Change
52
4 Contemporary Dynamics of Minority Mobility
90
The Exit of the Baby Boomers
136
6 The Contingencies of Change
166
7 Imagining a More Integrated Future
212
Notes
243
Index
293
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Richard D. Alba is Distinguished Professor of Sociology, the Graduate Center, City University of New York .

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