Magazine April 22, 2019, Issue

Whiteshift: Identity Politics in an Era of Demographic Change

Then-nominee Donald Trump at High Point University in N.C., September 20, 2016 (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)
Whiteshift: Populism, Immigration, and the Future of White Majorities, by Eric Kaufmann (Abrams Press, 624 pp., $35)

In mid March, on Fox News, Democratic congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was once again the topic of conversation. Host Laura Ingraham and her guest, Joe DiGenova, were in the middle of a segment when DiGenova said something that set off a revealing exchange. “She does the Latina thing where she does her, you know, ‘Anastasio Ocasio-Cortez,’” said DiGenova, exaggerating the pronunciation of her last name while managing to get her first name incorrect. “And then, when I introduce myself, I say, ‘Giuseppe DiGenova.’ And I assume she’s gonna love that.” She didn’t. “Siri, show me the brand of ‘economic anxiety’ that

This article appears as “Color Bind” in the April 22, 2019, print edition of National Review.

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