RaceWire: Time: Younger Generation to Define “American”

RaceWire (9/11/08)

Time: Younger Generation to Define “American”

I don’t have any qualms passing along this great piece from Joe Klein that discusses the “mythic power” that the GOP’s “small-town America” message has for the millions of white Americans who are consciously or unconsciously nostalgic for a racially homogeneous past. Sarah Palin is just the latest iteration of that, he argues.

Klein is also correct to point out the generational divide that exists in “a country that is struggling to be born – a multiracial country whose greatest cultural and economic strength is in its diversity.”

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