First Topic - Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960-2010
In Coming Apart, Charles Murray explores the formation of American classes that are different in kind from anything we have ever known, focusing on whites as a way of driving home the fact that the trends he describes do not break along lines of race or ethnicity. Drawing on five decades of statistics and research, he demonstrates that a new upper class and a new lower class have diverged so far in core behaviors and values that they barely recognize their underlying American kinship-divergence that has nothing to do with income inequality and that has grown during good economic times and bad. The evidence in Coming Apart is about white America. Its message is about all of America.
Second Topic - Kresta Comments: Race and the Church in America