"The battle over America's racial and ethnic future: The two elections of Barack Obama may have convinced you the path to majority-minority America was going to go one way. President Trump, nativism, and Charlottesville may be a signal that it's going to be a much more complicated transition."
Veteran journalist Ray Suarez is the John J. McCloy Visiting Professor of American Studies at Amherst College.
Ray Suarez has over 30 years experience in the news business, as a reporter for CNN and ABC, as a correspondent for the PBS Newshour, as well as the host of Talk of the Nation on NPR. Known for his expertise on quintessentially American issues, including demographics, race, and religion, and as a longstanding member of the Washington press corps, he covers everything from Congress and the White House to the role of the media in shaping policy.
A critically-acclaimed author, Suarez is the writer of The Old Neighborhood: What We Lost in the Great Suburban Migration: 1966-1999,The Holy Vote: The Politics of Faith in America, which in 2007 won a Latino Book Award for Best Religion Book, and his latest companion volume to the documentary series for PBS, chronicling the history of Latinos in America: Latino Americans: The 500-Year Legacy That Shaped a Nation.
Supported by a grant from CT Humanities.