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Volume I: The Value of Diversity for Democracy and a Prosperous Society

Introduction: The Value of Diversity

Why do we fear the difference in our midst? Could the difference in our midst perhaps rather be the key to our sustained future? By series editors Earl Lewis and Nancy Cantor.

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The "Diversity Explosion" Is America’s Twenty-first-Century Baby Boom

If planned for properly, demographic changes will allow the country to face the future with growth and vitality as it reinvents the classic American melting pot for a new era. By William Frey.

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When the Color of America Changed: Civil Rights and Immigration Reform

A look back to the last critical juncture in American history when notions of race and citizenship, diversity and tolerance shifted: the civil rights revolution. By Thomas Sugrue.

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Toward a Connected Society

The demographic opening of the present moment presents an opportunity to renew and even perhaps make good on this country’s egalitarian commitments. By Danielle Allen.

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The Economic Value of Diversity

Given the impending retirement of babyboomers, we are facing serious shortages in our workforce. By Anthony Carnevale and Nicole Smith.

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