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The Blending of America
Aired 1/15/2004

Author and journalist Richard Rodriguez discusses race in America and his book, "Brown: The Last Discovery of America." Drawing on his own experiences as the son of Mexican immigrants, Richard Rodriguez challenges conventional notions of race and identity. Occasioned by the U.S. Census Bureau prediction that Hispanics were destined to replace African-Americans as the country’s largest minority, his latest book is a reflection on the cultural associations of the color brown.
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  Richard Rodriguez
    author of "Brown: The Last Discovery of America"

Originally Aired: 6/6/2002

   
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