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A book brimming with urgency and hope, Brown Is the New White exposes how far behind the curve Democrats are in investing in communities of color, while illuminating a path forward to seize the opportunity created by the demographic revolution.

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Despite the abundant evidence from Obama's victories proving that the U.S. population has fundamentally changed, many progressives and Democrats continue to waste millions of dollars chasing white swing voters. Explosive population growth of people of color in America over the past fifty years has laid the foundation for a new American majority consisting of progressive people of color and progressive whites. These two groups make up 51 percent of all eligible voters in America right now, and that majority is growing larger every day. Failing to properly appreciate this reality, progressives are at risk of missing this moment in history—and losing.

A leader in national politics for thirty years, Steve Phillips has had a front-row seat to these extraordinary political changes. A civil rights lawyer and a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, Phillips draws on his extensive political experience to unveil exactly how people of color and progressive whites add up to a new majority, and what this means for U.S. politics and policy.

"His voice is strong and his timing good. Crisden is comfortable with Phillips's statistical arguments and familiar with the vocabulary of demography." ---AudioFile

"A passionate discussion of race and politics sure to inspire heated debate and, hopefully, proactive solutions." ---Kirkus

"[A] progressive agenda, makes a compelling argument for prioritizing people of color in campaign design." ---Publishers Weekly

"This slim yet jam-packed call to action will be in demand, both because Phillips is a popular pundit and because the time is ripe for an upheaval in politics-as-usual." ---Booklist

Brown is the New White

How the Demographic Revolution Has Created a New American Majority

Author Steven Phillips

Narrated by Sean Crisden

Publication date May 24, 2016

Running time 7 hrs

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