Justin Gest and The New Minority

When:
October 13, 2017 @ 3:00 pm – 4:15 pm
2017-10-13T15:00:00-04:00
2017-10-13T16:15:00-04:00
Where:
Johnson Center, Meeting Room F, George Mason University
4400 University Dr
Fairfax, VA 22030
USA
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Kara Oakleaf
703.993.3986

Only a few decades ago, the white working class made up the majority population in the United States and the United Kingdom. More recently, however, members of the working class have become what Justin Gest refers to as “new minorities.” Gest shares his latest publication, The New Minority: White Working Class Politics in an Age of Immigration and Inequality, making a case for what led to white working class radicalization and rising support for unexpected political candidates, including Donald Trump. Gest focuses on two specific working-class cities – Youngstown, Ohio and Dagenham, England – to understand the political landscape in these once-thriving cities.