President-elect Trump chooses a retired Marine general to head the Pentagon. Syrian rebels agree to form a new alliance as the regime bombards Aleppo. And thousands of Cubans turn out to watch Fidel Castro's funeral procession. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.
America is becoming a country with no racial majority. In 2009, for the first time in U.S. history, more minority than white babies were born in a year. Soon, most American children will be racial minorities. The nation’s diversity surge played a key role in Barack Obama’s election as president. Many see these trends as necessary as a much-needed younger minority labor force is already boosting an aging baby boom population. But challenges loom, including clashes over public resources, overcoming a cultural generation gap, and fears over losing privileged status. Diane and her guests discuss how new racial demographics are remaking America.
- Jamelle Bouie Slate staff writer covering politics, policy, and race.
- Mark Hugo Lopez director, Hispanic trends, Pew Research.
- William Frey senior fellow, Metropolitan Policy Program, Brookings Institution; author of "Diversity Explosion: How New Racial Demographics Are Remaking America."
- Jim Tankersley economic policy correspondent, The Washington Post; editor of the "Storyline" policy blog
The Fastest-Growing Minority Cities In America
A Brookings Report compiled a list of the cities in which minority populations are booming:
- Cape Coral
- Las Vegas
- Las Vegas
- Las Vegas
- Minneapolis-St. Paul
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