Is Diversity Bad for Democracy?

3/11/2013; 59 minutes

We tend to think that both democracy and diversity are good things; many of us even say that diversity is a strength. But others have argued that our polyglot nation is too big, too complex–simply too diverse–to boast a healthy and vibrant democracy. Join "The Almanac of American Politics" co-editor Michael Barone, University of California Irvine sociologist Jennifer Lee, and City University of New York scholar Richard Alba for a look at America's divisions, what they are, and what we can do to bridge them. (#24568)

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