Make no mistake: America is headed towards a multicultural future.
tower academics and and liberal media columnists like to paint it in
terms of white people versus people of color. Other times, the scenario
is dumber down to white folks pitted against immigrants, holding the
erroneous notion that all current immigrants are somehow limited to
non-whites. Such notions are short- sighted. They fail to take an honest
look at the dynamics and history of the immigrant experience, in favor
of politicizing race for political advantage.
New York Times columnist David Brooks
takes a different approach. Instead everyone divided into categories
based on color, he suggests we will become "A Nation of Mutts", and
challenges the notions of alliances. Future immigrants who lift
themselves by their bootstraps will find more in common with past
generations of European-American immigrants than the African-American
underclass stuck in the cycle of government assistance. Instead of
racial alliances, our future generations of American born kids will
mixed to the point where they can't pinpoint one color or ethnicity on
Our multicultural future is a good
thing. It places the US in a favorable position in the modern world. But
it's not about furthering political pet projects. Rather it's about
creating a country with a uniquely American sensibility that is attuned
to its global roots.