Keynote Speaker Rev. Dr. William Barber II face emanates neon purple rays against a background of dark blue with dark teal concentric pentagonal shapes that subtly meet one another to create a cohesive pattern as they radiate out in to space. Race Forward Presents Facing Race: A National Conference.

Colorlines will not be publishing any new content from Monday, Oct. 26 through Friday, Oct. 30. We are taking a week off to step back, reassess, do some team building work, and plan for a successful 2021. We are also taking time to prioritize our mental and physical health. However, we will be sharing some of our best original work from 2020 on the site during this time.

Documenting Disparity: The Challenges of Collecting Racial Data on Coronavirus

In addition to wildly differing protocols at all levels of government, the fact remains: Science and data collection are anything but neutral.

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