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Race and Ethnicity: Archives

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come a long way on various indicators of success, they continue to lag behind, and it is important to push back on outdated stereotypes.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

States of Change

SOC book_alt2 icon Report The demographics of the United States are projected to become much more diverse in the coming decades and will have significant effects on the nation's voting electorate in all 50 states.

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

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