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Race and Ethnicity: Archives

When it Comes to Teaching History, There Are Lessons for All to Learn

Conservative efforts to whitewash the history taught in our schools not only harms students but also dishonors and degrades the great American story.

by Sam Fulwood III | Wednesday, February 18, 2015

When Words Are Used as Weapons

Rush LimbaughWhile the importance of free speech cannot be understated, the amount of negativity we observe and consume on a daily basis threatens to undermine the quality of civic life.

by Sam Fulwood III | Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Infographic: Government Collection of Race and Ethnicity Data

A graphic of the changing demographic terms used in the U.S. Census since its beginningThe decennial census has undergone significant changes as the U.S. population has evolved. Rapidly changing demographics continue to present challenges to the U.S. government in its effort to collect demographic data.

by Farah Z. Ahmad and Jamal Hagler | Friday, February 6, 2015

The Evolution of Race and Ethnicity Classifications in the Decennial Census

Census fairAs concepts of race and ethnicity evolve, the methods and language used by the decennial census to capture data are key to ensuring that policymakers recognize and understand all communities, particularly growing communities of color.

by Farah Z. Ahmad and Jamal Hagler | Friday, February 6, 2015

Driving Targeted Policies to Address the Wealth Gap

Downtown Danville, IllinoisTargeting economic policies at the state rather than the federal level may produce more tangible assistance for struggling communities of color.

by Sam Fulwood III | Thursday, February 5, 2015

When White Folks Catch a Cold, Black Folks Get Pneumonia

Racial disparities in the economic circumstances of black and white middle-class families point toward institutional racism.

by Sam Fulwood III | Wednesday, January 28, 2015

5 Key Facts About the Affordable Care Act for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

A woman discusses her health insuranceA look at five facts that highlight the benefits of the Affordable Care Act for the Asian American and Pacific Islander community.

by John Zhang | Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Pop-Up Leadership and a New Generation of Protesting

Eric Garner protestorsA new generation of civil rights leaders is emerging and using 21st century social activism to bridge ancient divides of race, class, and gender.

by Sam Fulwood III | Wednesday, January 21, 2015

5 Key Facts About the Affordable Care Act for African Americans

assisting with health insurance choicesA look at five facts that highlight the benefits of the Affordable Care Act for the African American community.

by Emmanuel Hurtado | Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Will the New Tech Economy Solve the Old Economy’s Racial Problems?

woman in labThe new tech economy has not conquered racial bias. The racial and ethnic unemployment disparities in computer science are nearly the same as those in other fields.

by Algernon Austin | Wednesday, January 14, 2015

5 Key Facts About the Affordable Care Act for Latinos

Grocery shoppers stop at a Blue Cross Blue Shield kioskA look at five facts that highlight the benefits of the Affordable Care Act for the Latino community.

by Fernanda Denys Reyes | Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Stuart Scott, a Television Pioneer, Remembered

Stuart Scott wasn’t just a transformative figure in the world of sports broadcasting—he was also a magnanimous human being and a good brother.

by Sam Fulwood III | Thursday, January 8, 2015

Why We Need a Federal Preschool Investment in 6 Charts

child and preschool teacher play bars icon Charts Many children currently lack access to high-quality preschool, missing an opportunity to narrow the school-readiness gap and improve children’s lives over the long-term.

by Rachel Herzfeldt-Kamprath and Maryam Adamu | Tuesday, December 9, 2014

The Battle to Protect the Vote

poll volunteer book_alt2 icon Report This report analyzes the impact of new voting restrictions in the 2014 midterm elections, with a focus on five states that have seen recent significant increases in population and political participation in communities of color.

by Ben Jealous and Ryan P. Haygood | Friday, December 5, 2014

America’s Dearth of Open-Mindedness

St. Louis muralOur slide into a so-called “opinion nation” has made it nearly impossible to find common ground, which will become increasingly necessary as the country becomes more diverse.

by Sam Fulwood III | Wednesday, December 3, 2014