Conclusion: In Search of a New Coalition for the Future

  • Masaki Kawashima


I conclude by attempting to summarize the historical journey of American society in pursuit of the meaning and way to fulfill “fairness,” and then depict the future prospects for U.S. society in which whites will become a minority by the early 2040s. While the latest income statistics show continuing disparities among “races,” our perception must be totally different if the real numbers are counted. The end of middle-class society and poverty in once white-only suburbs has reached a critical level, compelling all Americans to share the same vision for the future in search of a new political coalition beyond “race.”


Polarization Aging society Declining middle-class society Multiracial population increase Globalization Fairness 


  1. Bremmer, Ian. 2015. Superpower: Three choices for America’s role in the world. New York: Portfolio/Penguin.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Masaki Kawashima
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  1. 1.Nanzan UniversityNagoyaJapan

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