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A New Paradigm In American Majority Politics

Feb 26, 2016

Steve Phillips is the co-founder of a social justice organization called PowerPac, which has mobilized voters in support of political candidates like Barack Obama, Cory Booker, and the Attorney General of California, Kamala Harris.  With the Super Tuesday primary elections around the corner, and the political campaign season in full swing across the nation, candidates of both major parties are hard at work appealing to a wide range of constituencies in their political bases, from Tea Party conservatives and Evangelicals on the right, to progressives and people of color on the left.  In his new book, Brown is the New White: How the Demographic Revolution Has Created a New American MajoritySteve Phillips explains just how dramatically the racial and ethnic makeup of the U.S. population has changed over the past 50 years, and argues that this change has given the progressive movement in America a historic opportunity to reshape the political landscape.  Steve Phillips joins Tom on the line from his home in San Francisco.