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As part of the release of our latest supplement on language and diversity, The Next America hosted a live Facebook chat with Tufts University professor Deborah J. Schildkraut about how language is unifying--or dividing--a quickly diversifying nation.

Schildkraut is a political science professor at Tufts University and recently released "Americanism in the Twenty-First Century: Public Opinion in the Age of Immigration," where she uses original polling data to examine how the American public perceives language and immigration issues. She also explores how public opinion has shaped American policy.

Read the full transcript here. Or peruse the highlights below, powered by Storify.

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