People Like Us
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The New Press, 2018.
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Sayu Bhojwani., & Sayu Bhojwani|AUTHOR. (2018). People Like Us . The New Press.

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Sayu Bhojwani and Sayu Bhojwani|AUTHOR. 2018. People Like Us. The New Press.

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Sayu Bhojwani and Sayu Bhojwani|AUTHOR. People Like Us The New Press, 2018.

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Full titlepeople like us the new wave of candidates knocking at democracys door
Authorbhojwani sayu
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In Anaheim, California, a previously undocumented Mexican American challenges the high-powered interests of the Disney Corporation to win a city council seat. In the Midwest, a thirty-something Muslim Somali American unseats a forty-four-year incumbent in the Minnesota house of representatives. These are some of the foreign-born, lower-income, and of-color Americans who have successfully taken on leadership roles in elected office despite xenophobia, political gatekeeping, and personal financial concerns. In accessible prose, Bhojwani shines a light on the political, systemic, and cultural roadblocks that prevent government from effectively representing a rapidly changing America, and offers forward-thinking solutions on how to get rid of them.

People Like Us serves as a road map for the burgeoning democracy that has been a long time in the making: inclusive, multiracial, and unstoppable.
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