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Infographic Shows White Men's Outsized Hold on U.S. Elected Offices

Infographic Shows White Men’s Outsized Hold on U.S. Elected Offices

by Julianne Hing on October 9 2014, 1:57PM

Ninety percent of U.S. elected office holders are white, while people of color make up 37 percent of the country.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Officer Darren Wilson Lives in Crestwood, Black Population 1.3%

Officer Darren Wilson Lives in Crestwood, Black Population 1.3%

by Aura Bogado on August 15 2014, 5:55PM

Wilson has policed two cities with majority black working class populations—which look nothing like his own.

Topics: Ferguson, /NOW

PBS's 'America By the Numbers' To Focus on Race This Fall Play

PBS’s ‘America By the Numbers’ To Focus on Race This Fall

by Jamilah King on August 4 2014, 12:39PM

The series debuts on October 2.

Topics: /NOW

What Is Latina Fashion? Ámbar Is Target's Answer

What Is Latina Fashion? Ámbar Is Target’s Answer

by Julianne Hing on February 13 2014, 8:06AM

Talk about market segmentation.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

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

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

by Julianne Hing on June 14 2013, 4:13PM

The Asians are coming.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

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

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

by Rinku Sen on November 7 2012, 9:32AM

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

Topics: 2012 Election, Politics, Movement, Second Term

Why Chick-fil-A Hasn't Reconciled Itself With the Future of America

Why Chick-fil-A Hasn’t Reconciled Itself With the Future of America

by Imara Jones on August 3 2012, 12:00PM

The company president’s LGBT politics are in line with the region where it makes all its money now, but not with where it wants to grow. He should stick to selling chicken.

Topics: Economy, LGBT Pride 2012, /NOW

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

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

by Rinku Sen on July 18 2012, 9:19AM

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.

Topics: Census, Politics, Movement

Biggest Wave of Immigrants is Now Asian

Biggest Wave of Immigrants is Now Asian

by Jorge Rivas on June 19 2012, 11:37AM

Asian Americans are the best-educated, highest-income, fastest growing race group in the country.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

'Minorities'? It's Not Even Accurate. Try 'People of Color'

‘Minorities’? It’s Not Even Accurate. Try ‘People of Color’

by Rinku Sen on May 18 2012, 11:11AM

“People of color” is now commonly used far beyond political circles, as “minority” fades into the category of things that used to be true. It is past time for the media and the general public to embrace the phrase.

Topics: Census, Colorlines Press, Media, Movement

Ya Es Oficial: White Births No Longer a Majority in the U.S.

Ya Es Oficial: White Births No Longer a Majority in the U.S.

by Jorge Rivas on May 17 2012, 11:15AM

Latinos continue to be the nation’s fastest growing group with their population increasing by 3.1 percent since 2010.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Asian-American Population Grew Faster than any Other Race Group in Last Decade

Asian-American Population Grew Faster than any Other Race Group in Last Decade

by Jorge Rivas on May 7 2012, 4:41PM

The Asian population grew faster than any other race group in the United States between 2000 and 2010, according to new Census data released last week.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Black America Is Moving South--and to the 'Burbs. What's It Mean?

Black America Is Moving South—and to the ‘Burbs. What’s It Mean?

by John Sullivan on October 10 2011, 9:40AM

The 2010 Census revealed a decade of southern and suburban migration inside the black community. There are many reasons for the shift. But whatever the cause, it’s time we understand—and deal with—the consequences.

Topics: Economy

Nearly Half of All Babies are of Color, 2010 Census Shows

Nearly Half of All Babies are of Color, 2010 Census Shows

by Jorge Rivas on August 26 2011, 11:09AM

The number of states where minority babies dominate has doubled to 14 since 2000.

Topics: Immigration, Schools & Youth

A Picture of America's Changing Demographics

A Picture of America’s Changing Demographics

by Asraa Mustufa on April 7 2011, 2:29PM

Center for American Progress has some compelling graphics on the Census 2010 data that’s got folks buzzing about diversity.

Topics: Politics

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A “Mixed-Race” Nation Isn’t the Same as a Post-Race One

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

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

Topics: Schools & Youth

Compton Elections Will Go On As Planned

Compton Elections Will Go On As Planned

by Julianne Hing on January 20 2011, 11:40AM

Demographic shifts have led to political rifts between the city’s black and Latino communities.

Topics: Politics

Census Confirms Tea Party's Worst Nightmare

Census Confirms Tea Party’s Worst Nightmare

by Jamilah King on June 11 2010, 7:28PM

The latest Census figures show that the country’s white population could become a minority as soon as…next year. No big news, right? We’ve been that hearing for years. But these latest numbers show that massive geographic shifts are taking place…

Topics: Politics

Urban Count in Census Lagging Again — So Far

by Kai Wright on April 2 2010, 9:57AM

If you live in a big city, particularly in a neighborhood full of people of color, you’ve likely been bombarded with Census advertising in recent weeks. Here’s why: Washington has spent a record $14 billion over the past decade…

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“White flight” from social media sites

by Guest Columnist on September 2 2009, 11:32AM

by Latoya Peterson This article originally appeared on TheGrio.com. Is there really a racial divide on the Internet? Much of Danah Boyd’s research explores that dynamic. Since 1999, Boyd, social media researcher at Microsoft Research New England and a…

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