Gary Younge on Identity in the 21st Century

Friday, July 01, 2011

The number of immigrants living in the United States and Western Europe continues to grow. As the foreign-born population increases, so does anxiety about our identity. What does it mean to be American or British or Italian today? How does our identity—our ethnicity, gender, and/or race—change how we vote and contribute to civic life?

These are the questions Gary Younge seeks to answer in his new book, "Who Are We…And Does It Matter in the Twenty-First Century?" As the British-born son of Barbadian immigrants, Younge, who currently lives in the US, weaves the story of the struggle with his own identity into an investigation of who we are today. Younge speaks with us about identity and his book. 

 

Guests:

Gary Younge

Produced by:

Jillian Weinberger

Comments [1]

magicdukie

An important and provocative conversation. It all matters and we need more similar dialogue. I want to read this book to learn more.

Jul. 01 2011 09:29 PM

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