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By Derek Rubin, Jaap Verheul

This groundbreaking quantity explores the multicultural debate that has developed within the usa and Europe because the cataclysmic occasions of Sep 11. rather than suggesting closure by way of offering a unified narrative approximately cultural range, nationwide id, and social stratification, the essays during this well-balanced assortment current numerous views, every one highlighting the undiminished relevance of key matters akin to immigration, assimilation, and citizenship, whereas additionally pointing to unresolved conflicts over universalism, faith, and tolerance. most significantly, this quantity exhibits that the fight over multiculturalism isn't really restricted to the political area, but additionally has profound cultural implications. American Multiculturalism after Sep 11: Transatlantic views is a useful, thought-provoking addition to the controversy approximately multiculturalism as critical to the examine of the USA in an international context.  

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What will the composition of the younger cohorts look like in 2020? It is impossible to say for certain, in part because the answer must depend on future immigration. But two observations point to further increases in the proportions of minorities in top jobs. One is the decline in the absolute number of native-born non-Hispanic whites available to take them; because of the timing of the postWorld War II baby boom, this is particularly noticeable in the birth cohorts that in 2020 will supplant the 35-44 year-olds of 2000.

Among Quakers, a consensus is achieved when no one exercises his or her responsibility to object to moving an action or policy forward. I say “responsibility” because within a Quaker dispensation, it would be as irresponsible for a Friend to allow an action offensive to his or her basic values to move forward, as it would be to oppose, and therefore to block, an action on narrowly personal or sectarian grounds. This concept of consensus was not, I fear, widely understood in the 1960s, and certainly not shared outside Quaker circles.

13. 14. 15. 16. ” Judith Blau and Alberto Moncada, Human Rights: Beyond the Liberal Vision (Lanham: Rowman and Littlefield, 2005), 102. US Census Bureau, “Tech Paper 29: Table 2. gov/. gov/. US Census Bureau, “Tech Paper 29: Table 2. gov/. US Census Bureau, “The Foreign-Born Population in the United States: March 2002,” February 2003; cf. S. gov/. I use the term “unsettlement” in the sense developed by Michael Geyer in his important article “Multiculturalism and the Politics of General Education,” Critical Inquiry 19, no.

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