The shifting balance of surnames in America reflects its rapidly changing demographics. Essayist Richard Rodriguez ruminates on the increasing occurrence of his own last name.
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William Julius Wilson | There Goes the Neighborhood: Racial, Ethnic, and Class Tensions in Four Chicago Neighborhoods and Their Meaning for America
A MacArthur Prize Fellow and the recipient of the 1998 National Medal of Science, William Julius Wilson is Lewis P. and Linda L. Geyser University Professor at Harvard University. He is the author of Power, Racism, and Privilege; The Declining Significance of Race; The Truly Disadvantaged; When Work Disappears; and The Bridge Over the Racial Divide. His new book, There Goes the Neighborhood, is informed by his current studies of race and the social organization of neighborhoods, the effects of high-risk neighborhoods on adolescent social outcomes, and the effects of welfare reform on poor families and children.
Technologies to help the physically and mentally disabled are advancing fast. Will they be made available to "able-bodied" people as well? Do we want to develop into a super-species that lives forever? If it’s possible, is it inevitable? Also, President Obama addresses the economy and leaks of classified information. On Reporter’s Notebook, racism and world-class soccer players in Eastern Europe.
On "Acting White"