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Race and Ethnicity: Archives

The Roots of Baltimore’s Unrest

AP/David Goldman play_alt icon Video In this video column, Sam Fulwood III examines the underlying roots of the discontent in Baltimore, Ferguson, and dozens of other American communities.

by Andrew Satter and Sam Fulwood III | Thursday, April 30, 2015

Who Are Asian Americans?

Hmong Americans health insurance article icon Fact Sheet These fact sheets provide a detailed look at 10 groups of Asian Americans by national origin.

by Progress 2050 | Tuesday, April 28, 2015

An Ivy League Game of the Dozens

DysonLet black intellectuals debate their differences and settle their scores in wars of words.

by Sam Fulwood III | Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Women of Color and the Gender Wage Gap

woman of color cashier article icon Issue Brief Women of color experience a wider gender wage gap, on average, compared with white women.

by Milia Fisher | Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Old School Love Recognizes the University of North Carolina’s Painful Past

Old Well UNCEven when it’s difficult to embrace, devotion to my alma mater demands learning and sharing its true history.

by Sam Fulwood III | Wednesday, April 1, 2015

How Congress Is Supporting Inequality in Its FY 2016 Budget Proposals

capitol domeSome congressional leaders are still advancing policies that threaten to exclude low-income families and people of color from the social safety net.

by Jamal Hagler | Monday, March 30, 2015

Starbucks’ Scribblings Can’t Induce Public to ‘Race Together’

Starbucks Race TogetherWhile the coffee giant’s widely mocked racial discussion may have been well intentioned, it failed to overcome the usual obstacles to discussing race in America.

by Sam Fulwood III | Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Fact Sheets: Economic Benefits of Reducing Racial and Ethnic Inequality

Kindergarden students do school work article icon Fact Sheet With the U.S. Census Bureau estimating that the majority of the U.S. population will be people of color by 2043, it is increasingly important that policymakers enact progressive policies that would improve the economic prospects and increase income for people of color.

by Progress 2050 | Thursday, March 19, 2015

Remembering an Unheralded Champion of American Democracy

Curtis GansPolitical scientist and voting rights advocate Curtis Gans passed away last weekend, but his life’s work must continue.

by Sam Fulwood III | Wednesday, March 18, 2015

The Untold Narrative of Black Men in the United States

FamilyAlthough black men have come a long way on various indicators of success, they continue to lag behind, and it is important to push back on outdated stereotypes.

by Jamal Hagler | Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Why Does Racism Surprise Us?

Oklahoma video rallyThe recently revealed racist video filmed at a University of Oklahoma fraternity event is simply a reflection of America’s larger societal problems.

by Sam Fulwood III | Thursday, March 12, 2015

Meeting the Challenges of the 2020 Census

Pedestrians walk along 144th Street between 7th Avenue and Frederick Douglass Boulevard book_alt2 icon Report An accurate, comprehensive census is crucial to our democracy.

by Benjamin Chevat and Terri Ann Lowenthal | Tuesday, March 3, 2015

A Brief Argument on Behalf of the Census

play_alt icon Video Watch this three-minute video to learn about all of the great things we get from the census and why it needs stable funding.

by Lauren Malkani and Andrew Satter | Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Diversity Is Coming to a Town Near You

diverse children pledge of allegianceA new Center for American Progress report considers America’s race and ethnic shift and the far-reaching policy implications of this demographic change.

by Sam Fulwood III | Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The Demographic Evolution of the American Electorate, 1980–2060

cursor icon Interactive This interactive shows the growing diversity of every state in the nation from 1980 to 2060.

by Rob Griffin, William H. Frey, Ruy Teixeira | Tuesday, February 24, 2015