How News Media Fuels the Myth of Black Crime

In TV land, all the violent crime suspects are black. Not so much in real life.

Who You Calling a Model Minority? New Report Dispels Myths About Asian Americans

New data on Asian Americans takes a look at the community’s often invisible struggles with poverty, education, the housing crisis, and healthcare.

We Are More Than Workers and Consumers in the Food System

A former warehouse worker and a slow food advocate who’s father washed dishes for 19 years discuss how their twin movements for healthy food and fair jobs can restore humanity to the food system.

Asian Americans Respond to Pew: We're Not Your Model Minority

The Asian-American community hits back at the sweeping report, warning that it’s full of misleading ideas and old stereotypes about Asians in the U.S.

What Fires Young Progressives' Activism? A New Study Asks Them

In one of the first studies involving Occupy participants, the Applied Research Center gathered young activists from multiple movements in focus groups to ask, What propels you to the political frontline?

The Creation--and Consequences--of the Model Minority Myth

A new study debunks the idea that all Asian American students are high-achieving. And Oiyan Poon, a researcher at the University of Massachusetts, explains why the myth’s

bad for all students of color.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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