In this Book
- The American Kaleidoscope: Race, Ethnicity, and the Civic Culture
- Published by: Wesleyan University Press
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In comparing past patterns of ethnicity in America with those of today, Fuchs finds reasons for optimism. Diversity itself has become a unifying principle, and Americans now celebrate ethnicity. One encouraging result is the acculturation of recent immigrants from Third World countries. But Fuchs also examines the tough issues of racial and ethnic conflict and the problems of the ethno-underclass, the new outsiders. The American Kaleidoscope ends with a searching analysis of public policies that protect individual rights and enable ethnic diversity to prosper.
Because of his lifelong involvement with issues of race relations and ethnicity, Lawrence H. Fuchs is singularly qualified to write on a grand scale about the interdependence in the United States of the unum and the pluribus. His book helps to clarify some difficult issues that policymakers will surely face in the future, such as those dealing with immigration, language, and affirmative action.
Table of Contents
- pp. vii-xi
- pp. xiii-xiv
- pp. xv-xviii
- Part Three. THE OUTSIDERS MOVE IN: THE TRIUMPH OF THE CIVIC CULTURE
- pp. 149-150
- PART FOUR. THE AMERICAN KALEIDOSCOPE: THE ETHNIC LANDSCAPE, 1970-1989/
- pp. 273-274
- pp. 495-596
- pp. 597-618