Thursday, September 23, 2010

LA Times' columnist Steele explores the 'Interracial Baby Boom'

According to the Pew Research Center, interracial marriages rose, nationwide, from 6.7 percent, in 1980, to 14.6 percent, in 2008.

Los Angeles Times columnist Eli Steele notes, "The day will arrive when this interracial generation reaches political consciousness and finds itself at odds with America's divisive identity politics." Steele points out minorities in today's world often fall neatly into categories, such as African-American, Chinese American or Mexican American.

These labels have taken on powerful consequences in American society, and race politics is an element of American government. Will race politics survive America's new "Interracial Baby Boom" that is taking place today?

The New York Theological Seminary is an institution dedicated to multiculturalism, diversity, social justice and racial tolerance. The mission of the seminary is to prepare men and women, from every background, for careers in ministry.

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