Institute of Politics

Reihan Salam

Executive Editor Of National Review, Policy Fellow at The National Review Institute & Co-Author of “Grand New Party”

  • Fall 2015 Pritzker Fellow

  • Seminar Series: “The Rise of Majority-Minority Politics: Color, Class & the American Future”


Reihan Salam is executive editor of National Review and a policy fellow at the National Review Institute. He is a contributing editor of National Affairs and a columnist for Slate. With Ross Douthat, Salam is the co-author of "Grand New Party" (2008). Previously, Salam was an associate editor at The Atlantic, a producer for NBC News, a junior editor and editorial researcher at The New York Times, a research associate at the Council on Foreign Relations, and a reporter-researcher at The New Republic. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.


“The Rise of Majority-Minority Politics: Color, Class & the American Future”

The U.S. Census Bureau projects that by 2045, only a minority of Americans will identify as non-Hispanic white. Among Americans under the age of 18, non-Hispanic whites will be in the minority in 2020, just a few years hence. Is this development as significant as it seems? Might Latinos and Asians come to identify as “white” over time? Will new ethnoracial formations emerge through intermarriage and changing migration patterns? Does civic and economic inequality across ethnoracial groups pose more of a threat to the legitimacy of America’s constitutional order than other inequalities? And will debates over economic redistribution grow more contentious if the “haves” and the “have-nots” come to believe that they do not share a common culture? We will explore these and other questions in a series of seminars, each of which will be built around an aspect of how the changing demographic composition of the U.S. population might shape American public life.

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