Changing Demographics and the Unchanging Nature of Power in New York

  • Basil Wilson
  • Charles Green


Concerning the changing demographics of New York City, John Logan and John Mollenkopf write:

The future of white political power is in coalition or fragmentation. The ability of white political leaders to sustain their electoral majorities in the face of continuing decreases in the white population will depend on their ability either to keep all non white groups fragmented and divided or to forge cross racial or cross-ethnic coalitions of their own.1


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© Gayle T. Tate and Lewis A. Randolph 2006

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  • Basil Wilson
  • Charles Green

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