Civil Society in a Majority-Minority America? California Offers Both Hope and Caution

In June 2018, Independent Sector and Stanford Social Innovation Review launched Civil Society for the 21st Century, an article series featuring some of today’s leading thinkers and practitioners exploring current issues in civil society.

The United States is projected to become a “majority-minority country”—meaning no racial or ethnic group will numerically make up the majority of the United States population—in less than 30 years. In the latest article, Karthick Ramakrishnan, founding director of the Center for Social Innovation at the University of California, Riverside, looks to the state of California as a guide for what’s to come for the rest of the country.

In this essay, Ramakrishnan speaks of the triumphs and challenges California has experienced while undergoing this demographic shift over the past several decades and what it means for civil society as a whole.

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Types: Blog
Global Topics: Civil Rights, Civil Society, Public Policy, Race, Equity, and Inclusion