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 Sept. 11. rather than suggesting closure by way of proposing a unified narrative approximately cultural range, nationwide id, and social stratification, the essays during this well-balanced assortment current a number of views, every one highlighting the undiminished relevance of key concerns reminiscent of immigration, assimilation, and citizenship, whereas additionally pointing to unresolved conflicts over universalism, faith, and tolerance. most significantly, this quantity indicates that the fight over multiculturalism isn't really constrained to the political area, but in addition has profound cultural implications. American Multiculturalism after 9-11: Transatlantic views is a useful, thought-provoking addition to the talk approximately multiculturalism as relevant to the examine of the U.S. in a world context.
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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.
The fall-off is likely to be especially pronounced among the 35-44 year-olds of 2020: if the recruitment of native-born whites to these jobs remains at the same proportion relative to the population base as it was in 2000, then there will only be enough of them to fill about sixty percent of the available positions. A drop this great may be an unlikely outcome, and in any event one cannot predict the future changes in top jobs with any precision. Perhaps the recruitment of native-born whites to these jobs will cut more deeply into that population group in the future than it has in the past.
Indeed, 22-23 per cent of these top jobs were held in this age group by non-whites and Hispanics; this fraction doubled between the oldest and youngest cohorts. To be sure, equal chances to occupy the best jobs has not been attained: whites remain highly privileged. A substantial portion of the non-whites and Hispanics who are entering these jobs come from the ranks of immigrants, not native-born minorities. However, the proportions occupied by native-born blacks and Hispanics, in particular, are clearly rising.