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Gregory Rodriguez

Gregory Rodriguez, founder and executive director of Zócalo Public Square in Los Angeles, is a senior fellow at the New America Foundation and founding director of the Center for Social Cohesion at Arizona State University. He has written widely on issues of social cohesion, civic engagement, national identity, assimilation, race relations, religion, immigration, ethnicity, demographics and social and political trends in such publications as the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Economist, Time and Newsweek. The author of “Mongrels, Bastards, Orphans and Vagabonds: Mexican Immigration and the Future of Race in America” (Pantheon), which the Washington Post listed among the “Best Books of 2007,” Rodriguez is at work on a new book on the American cult of hope.
Rodriguez: Reform for people or for politics?

In the immigration debate, the story you're most likely to hear is that of Sen. Marco Rubio. There's something disconnected about the discussion now.

Rodriguez: Demographics isn't destiny

Electing a Latino mayor was a milestone for Los Angeles but not the end of the journey.

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