Census

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Judge Blocks Trump Administration From Asking About Citizenship on Census

“We must continue to stay vigilant and not let this administration use yet another mechanism to devalue and stifle the voices of people of color.”

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Decision to Add Citizenship Question in 2020 Census Met with Swift Outcry, Lawsuit

California sues Trump administration over citizenship question, arguing that the move will scare off immigrants and result in drastic population undercount.

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5 Key Takeaways From That New Report on the Wealth of Black Men

“Black boys fare worse than White boys in 99 percent of America.”

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How Trump's Immigration Plan Impacts The Nation's Racial Makeup in One Chart

An analysis from The Washington Post says the proposal could keep Whites in the majority for five more years than previously estimated.

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Census Bureau to Ignore Obama-Era Recommendations for Recording Race, Ethnicity

“Accurate, detailed data are an essential tool for ensuring equal opportunity and access to the nation’s institutions and resources for all people, but especially those who have been victims of discrimination historically.”

Mexico Finally Recognizes Afro Mexicans in National Census

Mexico was previously one of the only Latin American countries to not officially count its African-descended population. 

Afro-Mexican Activists Fight for Constitutional Recognition in Mexico

Mexicans of African descent are curently not recognized in Mexico’s national census. 

Laverne Cox Challenges Census to Honor Mission and Count Transgender Americans

Laverne Cox on the Census: “What message are we sending to young people who are trans and gender nonconforming when we don’t even count them?”

Census: There Are Now More Latinos in California Than Whites

Census bureau says Latinos now outnumber whites in California, with 14.99 million people.

Study Finds U.S. Multiracial Population is 3X What Census Counted

New study reveals that the multiracial population is bigger than Census Bureau thought, and that people of white and Native American heritage are 50 percent of that group.

Census Infographic: How 'Slaves' Became 'African-Americans'

What would you have been called a century ago?

Video: Debunking the Myth of Race in 3 Minutes

Think you’ve got it all figured out? You don’t.

Arab-Americans Tell Census, 'We're Not White'

Some Arab-Americans and Hispanics challenge the nation’s decennial count

Latinos Respond to Claims That They're 'Declaring Themselves White'

The hashtag #WhatLatinosLookLike popped up on Twitter this week.

New York City Has Widest Income Gap According to American Community Survey

The newest U.S. Census Bureau data shows poverty rates remain high nationwide, but haven’t increased.

Census Releases New Poverty Stats

Incomes and poverty levels remained steady in 2012, but the number of people with health insurance has increased.

Census: Asians Are the Fastest Growing Racial Group in the U.S.

The Asians are coming.

Researchers Worry That the Census May Still Falter on Questions of Race

The Census Bureau is considering possible revisions for its 2020 survey, and the proposed changes have raised concerns among some communities of color who fear that they’ll be undercounted.

A People of Color Majority Alters Politics. Movements Change the World

Politicians, and everyday Americans too, do great things when movements make it impossible to do anything else.

Why Our Vision of America's Future Must Count People of Color's Needs

It would be best to build an agenda for the country based on who and what we want to be, rather than on who and what we fear.