U.S. Demographics

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Cauchon, Dennis, and Paul Overberg. 2012. “Census data shows minorities now a majority of U.S. births.” USA TODAY. Publisher's Version
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Frey, William H. 2016. “The 'Diversity Explosion' Is America’s Twenty-first-Century Baby Boom.” Our Compelling Interests: The Value of Diversity for Democracy and a Prosperous Society, 16-38. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 16-38. Publisher's Version
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Hughes, Kara, and Nick Pandey. 2013. Office of English Language Learners, 2013 Demographic Report. New York City: New York City Department of Education’s Division of Students with Disabilities and English Language Learners. Publisher's Version
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Lareau, Annette. 2011. Unequal childhoods: Class, Race, and Family Life. 2nd ed. Berkeley: University of California Press, 461. Publisher's VersionAbstract

This book is a powerful portrayal of class inequalities in the United States. It contains insightful analysis of the processes through which inequality is reproduced, and it frankly engages with methodological and analytic dilemmas usually glossed over in academic texts.

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Putnam, Robert D., and David E. Campbell. 2012. American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us. New York: Simon & Schuster, 707. Publisher's VersionAbstract

Draws on three national surveys on religion, as well as research conducted by congregations across the United States, to examine the profound impact it has had on American life and how religious attitudes have changed in recent decades

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Rothstein, Richard. 2013. “Racial Segregation and Black Student Achievement.” Education, Justice, and Democracy. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press. Publisher's VersionAbstract

This chapter links the black–white achievement gap to racial segregation and analyzes the capacity of the US policymakers, including the justice system, to tackle the problem. It takes as a starting point the observation that US courts seem to have concluded that residential segregation is no longer de jure but entirely de facto, the product not of government policy but of individual choice about where to live. By examining a wide array of social policies, the chapter shows that de jure segregation and its effects are extremely alive and well and belie assumptions about de facto segregation embedded in major court decisions on school desegregation.

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Suárez-Orozco, Marcelo M., and Mariela M. Páez, ed. 2008. Latinos: Remaking America. 2008th ed. Berkeley: University of California Press, 490. Publisher's VersionAbstract

Papers originally presented at the conference entitled "Latinos in the 21st Century: Mapping the Research Agenda," held in April 2000 at Harvard University.

Sugrue, Thomas J. 2016. “Less Separate, Still Unequal: Diversity and Equality in "Post- Civil Rights" America.” Our Compelling Interests: The Value of Diversity for Democracy and a Prosperous Society, 39-70. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 39-70. Publisher's Version
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Wu, Ellen D. 2014. “Introduction: Imperatives of Asian American Citizenship; and The Melting Pot of the Pacific.” The Color of Success: Asian Americans and the Origins of the Model Minority, 1-10; 210-241. Princeton University Press, 1-10; 210-241. Publisher's Version