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Popcorn Forum presenter speaks on race issues from new book

North Idaho College's Popcorn Forum Convocation Series will explore the power and influence of racial groups in America with a presentation by author Dominic Pulera on his book “Sharing the Dream: White Males in Multicultural America” at 9 a.m. Monday, Nov. 8 in the Lake Coeur d'Alene Room of NIC's Edminster Student Union Building. As recently as 40 years ago, white males wielded virtually all of the power in American society, holding most of the influential and lucrative jobs at the local, state and national levels. Beginning in the 1960s and 1970s, American policymakers developed various diversity initiatives, including affirmative actions and multicultural programs that were designed to expand the opportunities available to women and people of other races. “Virtually all white males in multicultural American are sharing the fruits of the American Dream, in some way, with women and people of color,” said Pulera. “Some white males do so voluntarily, others do not. “Americans now face the challenge of creating the conditions and institutions that allow white males to continue to participate fully in every realm of our society and to achieve success as they define it, while ensuring that women and people of color have equal opportunities to do the same.” Pulera is an author, commentator and consultant who writes, speaks and consults on issues related to race, ethnicity and gender. His expertise generates regular appearances on American radio and television programs and he lectures at colleges and universities throughout the world. The presentation is free and open to the public and will be followed by a book signing. This event precedes the March 21-25 Popcorn Forum Convocation Symposium, which is designed to allow people to explore a current issue during a week of workshops, keynote speakers, presentations, musical performances and Chautauqua historical characters. Information: (208) 769-7782.

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Posted: Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2004

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