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Understanding “The Meaning of Race in a 21st Century America” Requires an Accurate Census

By Patrick McNeil, Communications Assistant At a Center for American Progress event on Wednesday called “The Meaning of Race in a 21st Century America,” panelists spoke to America’s shifting demographics and the need for data collection tools – namely the … Continue reading

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Facts About the Growing Diversity of the U.S. Population in 2012

The U.S. Census Bureau has fresh numbers detailing the continued diversification of the U.S. population. As the percentage of Whites in the U.S. continues to decline, minority populations are increasing, with Asians showing the fastest rate of population growth in … Continue reading

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Civil Rights News: U.S. Census to Start Using Internet Surveys; Hiring of Autistic Employees Increasing; Obama Admin. Making Gains Against Homelessness

Census to Offer Internet Option in Gov’t Surveys Hope Yen Associated Press Touting the potential for cost savings, the U.S. Census Bureau has announced plans to start using Internet-based forms to supplement the traditional mail-in surveys it uses to collect … Continue reading

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Civil Rights News: Save Census Bureau’s Community Survey; Prejudice Found Against Blacks, Mormons; Funds for College Shrinking

Compiled by Rachel Barr, a Summer 2012 Leadership Conference Education Fund Intern Save the American Community Survey Editorial USA Today USA Today argues for the necessity of the American Community Survey. The fate of the ACS, an annual piece of … Continue reading

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Don’t Count Out the American Community Survey

Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a budget bill that included language to eliminate the American Community Survey(ACS)  and impose a cap on spending for the 2020 Census. Eliminating the ACS would severely undermine the collection of data … Continue reading

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Civil Rights News: CA Overcrowding, NYC Census, Access to Courts

Justices, 5-4, Tell California to Cut Prisoner Population The New York Times The Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 decision that California prisons were in violation of the “Eighth Amendment’s ban on cruel and unusual punishment.” The verdict in Brown … Continue reading

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Civil Rights News: NAACP More Diverse; 4-Yr-Old Citizen Deported; Census Finds Detroit Desertion; Miami PD Questioned in Race Relations

New NAACP Seeing More Gay, Diverse Chapter Leaders The State-South Carolina’s Homepage Established to advocate for black equality and civil rights, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) now has grown to confront prejudice at broader levels. … Continue reading

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