Dom Apollon

Dom Apollon Dominique, Research Director, is a graduate of the University of Virginia (B.A., American Government, 1996), and received his doctorate in political science from Stanford University in 2003.  His dissertation, “Relieving the Toxic Burden?: Race, Hazardous Wastes, and the Politics of the Environmental Justice Movement” examined the distribution of toxic wastes in the state of California from 1989-1999, as well as the corresponding grassroots political activity and participation.  Dom has taught undergraduate seminars on the politics of race/ethnicity at Stanford University and Santa Clara University, and served as an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at California State University, Bakersfield, where he taught courses on U.S. Constitutional Law, Introductory American Politics, Environmental Pol

The Equity Gap, 1965-2013 [Infographic]

by Erin Zipper, Dom Apollon on Jun 24, 2013 01:14pm

A graphic look at why affirmative action started--and what its loss may mean for higher education.

Black People Voted on Election Day, Too, By the Way

by Dom Apollon on Nov 20, 2012 10:44AM

An NAACP poll points to interesting trends: widespread support for marriage equality and the DREAM Act; shaky support for Democrats beyond Barack Obama.

Topics: /NOW, Politics, Election Returns

'My First Thought Was, Run!' Share Your I Could Be Trayvon Story

by Dom Apollon on Mar 26, 2012 9:50AM

Trayvon Martin's story triggered horrific memories for many black men in particular. Dom Apollon was moved to share his own frightening experience with being considered threatening, and created a Tumblr inviting others to do the same.

Topics: Trayvon Martin, Criminal Justice Survey: A People of Color Majority? Meh, So What?

by Dom Apollon on Aug 24, 2011 10:19AM

Despite all the fuss in media and politics about the coming non-white majority, most people don't care about it one way or the other. However, those who are concerned are far more vocal about their fears.

Topics: Immigration, Colorlines Surveys Survey: What Explains Racial Disparities?

by Dom Apollon on Aug 15, 2011 10:03AM

In a national survey, we asked people why the American Dream turns nightmarish for many people of color. Big majorities blame class. But whites are more likely to point to individual initiative, while blacks in particular see race as a problem.

Topics: Economy, Colorlines Surveys

What's Racism? That's Harder for Youth to Answer Than You Think

by Dom Apollon on Jun 16, 2011 9:25AM

In a series of focus groups, young people of all races struggled to describe the ways in which institutions and social structures produce racial disparities.

Topics: Youth and Race, Schools & Youth, Colorlines Surveys

Don't Call Them "Post-Racial"--How Young People Actually Think About Race

by Dom Apollon on Jun 7, 2011 2:41PM

A three-part series in which Dom Apollon breaks down the findings from a series of focus groups with Millennials on everything from Barack Obama to criminal justice.

Topics: Youth and Race, Schools & Youth, Politics

Don't Call Them "Post-Racial." Millennials Say Race Matters to Them

by Dom Apollon on Jun 7, 2011 10:05AM

Results from focus groups with dozens of multiracial young people show in-depth conversations about race generate far more nuanced ideas than mainstream polling has suggested.

Topics: Youth and Race, Schools & Youth, Colorlines Surveys

Reporter's Notebook: A Look Inside Our Focus Groups on Youth and Race

by Channing Kennedy Dom Apollon on Jun 7, 2011 10:00AM

Research director Dom Apollon explains the project and speaks with some of the focus group participants on camera.

Topics: Youth and Race, Schools & Youth

A "Mixed-Race" Nation Isn't the Same as a Post-Race One

by Dom Apollon on Feb 4, 2011 9:59AM

Dom Apollon explains what a buzz-making New York Times story left out.

Topics: Schools & Youth