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Race and Beyond: The Surprises of a Changing Nation

Economic, racial, and ethnic diversity may be a hazy concept for those Americans surrounded by people who look just like them. But that’s only an illusion, not a reflection of the nation’s actual makeup. It’s just a matter of time until people living in homogeneous neighborhoods start to realize that their communities are changing—that an increasing number of residents may have darker or lighter skin, or perhaps speak an unfamiliar language.

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