To the Editor:
In “What To Do About Immigration” [March], Linda Chavez writes that Peter Brimelow and I “believe that national identity must be defined in explicitly racial and ethnic terms.” Mr. Brimelow is more than capable of defending himself in an intellectual brawl, with his usually effective right upper-cut [“Letters from Readers,” June].
As for myself, since Miss Chavez bases her claim in part on my citation of demographic forecasts that America will have a nonwhite majority by the year 2050, many of your readers will infer that I have defined American identity as an explicitly white one. Not only is this not my view; it is the precise opposite of the view of American identity I have advanced.
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