Racial and ethnic diversity is no longer a vicarious experience for Americans,” said Barrett A. Lee, one of the study’s authors. “It used to be something that was recognized and debated at the national level. But now even residents of small towns and rural areas are coming face to face with people of different races or ethnicity in their daily lives, not just on the evening news.
Congratulations to Barry Lee, John Iceland and Greg Sharp, all researchers at Penn State in the College of the Liberal Arts. Their demographic research illustrates the extent to which the United States is becoming more diverse.
It is wonderful to see their research highlighted in the national media.
Source: Washington Post