Rich Benjamin

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Rich Benjamin
Author Rich Benjamin.png
Born United States
Residence United States
Education Wesleyan University (BA)
Stanford University (PhD)
Occupation Author, television commentator, cultural critic

Rich Benjamin is an American cultural critic, multi-media journalist, and author.

Benjamin is perhaps best known for the non-fiction book Searching for Whitopia: An Improbable Journey to the Heart of White America.[1][2]

He is also a lecturer and a well-known public intellectual, who regularly discusses issues on NPR, MSNBC, and FOX News. His writing frequently appears in The New York Times and Salon.[3][4] Benjamin’s work focuses on US politics and culture, money, class, African Americans, Whites, Latinos, LGBT issues, public policy, and demographic change.

Benjamin is currently a Senior Fellow at Demos.[5]


  1. ^ Randy James (2009-10-12). "America's Booming White Enclaves". Time. Retrieved 2012-04-10. 
  2. ^ "A Black Author's Journey Into American 'Whitopia'". NPR. 2009-10-06. Retrieved 2012-04-10. 
  3. ^ Benjamin Rich (2012-03-29). "The Gated Community Mentality". New York Times. Retrieved 2012-04-10. 
  4. ^ Benjamin Rich (2012-06-21). "Banner Days". New York Times Sunday Book Review. Retrieved 2013-03-10. 
  5. ^ "Demos". Retrieved 2012-04-10. 

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