On March 8, Color PAC Action Fund and our many sponsors Teamed up with The New Press to bring Steve Phillips, author of Brown is the New White: How the Demographic Revolution Has Created a New American Majority, to Portland.

Steve presented the premise of his book and the powerful data behind it. His message is simple: A progressive majority cannot exist without focused investment in and with communities of color. His book is a wake-up call to the powers-that-be that people of color need to be a central priority to win elections and our country’s future. Steve was joined on stage for an in-depth interview with former Oregonian reporter Melissa Navas and questions from attendees.

Watch the event here:

About Brown is the New White

About the book

Brown is the New White, a compelling call to action for the entire progressive movement, takes an unvarnished look at the history of whites and people of color in America and reveals how the past has created current conditions that have revolutionary implications for U.S. politics in 2016 and beyond.

More at brownisthenewwhite.com.

About Steve Phillips


Steve Phillips is a national political leader, civil rights lawyer, and Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress. He is co-founder of PowerPAC.org, a social justice organization that conducted the largest independent voter mobilization efforts backing Barack Obama, Cory Booker, and Kamala Harris.

In 2014, he co-authored the first-ever audit of Democratic Party spending and was named one of “America’s Top 50 Influencers” by Campaigns and Elections magazine. He has appeared on multiple national radio and television networks including NBC, CNN, Fox News, and TV One.


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