Rich Benjamin

Spring 2019

Rich Benjamin is the author of Searching for Whitopia and a contributing writer to The New Yorker. He is working on a book, The White People Deadline: Race, Threat, and the Next America, that investigates how racial divides and white decline, both real and perceived, shape national concerns. He will show how seemingly race-neutral issues such as gun control and the social safety net are defined by racial anxiety over perceived white decline. He will also explore how social, economic, and legal regimes designed to disadvantage blacks and Latinos are now having negative effects on society as a whole.


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