Crashing the Gates

The influence of WASPs (white anglo-saxon protestants) on American society is explored by Robert Christopher in his new book, Crashing the… read more

The influence of WASPs (white anglo-saxon protestants) on American society is explored by Robert Christopher in his new book, Crashing the Gates: The De-WASPing of the Power Elite. Christopher examines the reasons for the changing ethnic makeup of the power elite and why it is no longer dominated by WASPs. Christopher cites three major events that brought about this change: the G.I. Bill which granted ethnics access to a college education, the civil rights movement which brought down racial barriers, and the Vietnam War which brought public mistrust and doubt upon the WASP leadership. close

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Crashing the Gates

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First Aired:
Jun 11, 1989 | 8:02pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
Last Aired:
Jun 12, 1989 | 6:07am EDT | C-SPAN 1

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  • Jun 11, 1989 | 8:02pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jun 12, 1989 | 1:30am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 12, 1989 | 6:07am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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