Political analyst Norman Ornstein on the depths of dysfunction in Washington. Then, as “Orange is the New Black” heads into its sixth season, a 2014 interview with Piper Kerman, the woman whose story inspired the hit TV show.
America is becoming a country with no racial majority. In 2009, for the first time in U.S. history, more minority than white babies were born in a year. Soon, most American children will be racial minorities. The nation’s diversity surge played a key role in Barack Obama’s election as president. Many see these trends as necessary as a much-needed younger minority labor force is already boosting an aging baby boom population. But challenges loom, including clashes over public resources, overcoming a cultural generation gap, and fears over losing privileged status. Diane and her guests discuss how new racial demographics are remaking America.
- William Frey Senior fellow, Metropolitan Policy Program, Brookings Institution; author of "Diversity Explosion: How New Racial Demographics Are Remaking America."
- Jamelle Bouie Slate staff writer covering politics, policy, and race.
- Mark Hugo Lopez Director, Hispanic trends, Pew Research.
- Jim Tankersley Economic policy correspondent, The Washington Post; editor of the "Storyline" policy blog
The Fastest-Growing Minority Cities In America
A Brookings Report compiled a list of the cities in which minority populations are booming:
- Cape Coral
- Las Vegas
- Las Vegas
- Las Vegas
- Minneapolis-St. Paul
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