A Postracial Society?
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This chapter explains the notion that the US is a postracial or color-blind society. It aims to understand the social construction of race and predictions concerning the future of race in the United States. The chapter explores the future of race, the ways race and whiteness operate in the political sphere, immigration, hate groups, reparations, and racial reconciliation. It examines the ways race manifests in the political sphere. Latinos are increasingly populating regions of the country, such as the rural South and Midwest, which have historically had very little racial/ethnic diversity. President Lyndon Johnson found the National Origins Quota System to be inconsistent with his civil rights agenda. Immigration reform became a prominent feature of his Great Society programs and was pushed by House liberals, despite the fact that immigration reform was low on the list of priorities among the electorate.