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Census Change Blasted By Latinos

Voxxi | Tony Castro | Posted 01.09.2013 | Latino Voices

Some Latino civil rights groups are questioning the U.S. Census consideration of designating Hispanics a race of their own, fearing the loss of nation...

Dear Huddled Masses, Please Come to America and Save Us!

Peter Samuelson | Posted 02.21.2013 | Politics
Peter Samuelson

To those 885,800 immigrants who arrived this year (up 110,000 from the year before), I say "Thank you for coming! We welcome and cherish your contributions to our economy. Please ignore the right wing nut jobs who want to send you away.

Fix Africa's Statistics

Marcelo Giugale | Posted 02.17.2013 | World
Marcelo Giugale

Fueled by its many natural resources, Africa is growing fast, is finally beginning to reduce poverty and seems headed for success. Or so we think, for there are major problems with its data, problems that call for urgent, game-changing action.

Finding Diversity in America

Jed Kolko | Posted 01.26.2013 | Business
Jed Kolko

In today's diverse America, Thanksgiving remains widely celebrated and crosses religious, racial, and ethnic lines. This Thanksgiving, we wanted to see which neighborhoods best reflect American diversity.

Race No, Diversity Yes: A Suggestion for Obama's Second Term

Agustín Fuentes | Posted 11.20.2012 | Politics
Agustín Fuentes

The U.S. is becoming increasingly diverse and soon there will be no majority "race." We are not going to be able to completely replace "race" as a category in the near future, but understanding and engaging diversity, human biology, and history can go a long way.

The Innovate America Initiative: Nurturing Innovation and Fueling Job Creation

Jeffrey Adduci | Posted 12.29.2012 | Small Business
Jeffrey Adduci

It is this underlying capitalistic drive to create and benefit from economic enterprise that motivates entrepreneurs to move out of their garages and into factories, and to take their corner store and replicate it around the world.

Age: A Different Sort of Polling Skew?

Nick Gourevitch | Posted 12.09.2012 | Politics
Nick Gourevitch

Why does age matter? Because almost every publicly available data point shows that age is a significant demographic driver of preferences in this presidential election.

Andrea Stone

Black And White Is Country's Biggest Multiracial Group | Andrea Stone | Posted 09.27.2012 | Black Voices

WASHINGTON -- From 2000 to 2010, the number of Americans who consider themselves multiracial grew faster than those who self-identify as a single race...

People and Big Data: Separately Good, Together Great

Bryce Maddock | Posted 11.26.2012 | Business
Bryce Maddock

Big Data can be obtained and used for a price. Employ the correct methods for taming the beast that is Big Data and market domination becomes a real possibility.

Shelter From the Storm

Elizabeth Lower-Basch | Posted 11.13.2012 | Politics
Elizabeth Lower-Basch

No one would rip the plywood off their windows or empty the sandbags in the midst of an intense storm. Similarly, the federal government should not reduce the strength of its safety net when there are so many families in need and truly benefiting from the support.

Child Poverty Holds Steady For The First Time In Years, Census Bureau Finds

Posted 09.12.2012 | Parents

After climbing four years in a row, the U.S. child-poverty rate essentially held firm in 2011, the U.S. Census Bureau announced on Wednesday. In 2...

When a Headline Isn't News: Child Poverty Persists

Hannah Matthews | Posted 11.12.2012 | Politics
Hannah Matthews

If policymakers are sincere, rather than bemoaning current poverty rates, they will take action to make things better for poor families.

Jeffrey Young

Health Care Reform and Medicaid Drive Uninsured Rate Down, Census Report Shows | Jeffrey Young | Posted 09.13.2012 | Business

President Barack Obama's health care reform law and government health programs helped drive down the number of Americans without health insurance last...

How are YOU Filling Out the Census by Emily Flake

Emily Flake | Posted 09.05.2012 | Comedy
Emily Flake


Families of the Presidential and VP Candidates in the 1940 Census

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics
Megan Smolenyak

In April of this year, the 1940 census was released after the usual 72-year privacy-restriction period. On the cusp of the Republican and Democratic national conventions, I thought it might be interesting to take a peek into the past of the families of the candidates for highest office.

Who's an Indian? The Feds Aren't So Sure

Dave Baldridge | Posted 10.20.2012 | Politics
Dave Baldridge

It's time, after more than two centuries of dealing with American Indians, for the feds to get their act together and accept the broader definition of who's an American Indian in the Affordable Care Act.

Higher Education for the 21st Century

Alan Singer | Posted 09.02.2012 | Education
Alan Singer

If higher education is going to prepare Americans for any type of future, reform is desperately needed. These are my short-term and long-range proposals.

NYC's Population Growth Highest In Country

Posted 06.29.2012 | New York

According to a new report released by the federal census bureau, New York City led the nation with the highest population growth since 2010, having ad...

Rocco Landesman: Too Many Theaters?

Scott Walters | Posted 08.26.2012 | Home
Scott Walters

Looking at the facts, exactly where does Landesman see too many theaters? Everywhere in the U.S.? I live in Bakersville, N.C. (pop. 357), and I haven't noticed the place crawling with actors and directors.

Michael McAuliff

Advocates Fear Senate Will Gut Key Census Survey | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate could follow the House of Representatives' lead and gut a key survey of the Census Bureau used by businesses, researchers and...

The New Family Network: More Than Ever, It Takes a Village

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 07.30.2012 | Parents
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Melanie's husband died suddenly at 35, leaving her to care for their three sons, ages 8, 4, and 10 months. She had no family nearby. Turns out, she had something just as valuable: A network of friends.

House Republicans Bury Their Heads in the Demographic Sand

Ange-Marie Hancock | Posted 07.25.2012 | Politics
Ange-Marie Hancock

America is changing and we need to know how. By voting to cut off funding for the American Community Survey, the Republican majority in the Congress has sought to complement its current "do-nothing" approach with a "know-nothing" information base.

A Disappointing Television Season for the Latino Community

Janet Murguía | Posted 07.25.2012 | Latino Voices
Janet Murguía

There's a lot of talk by the networks about reaching out to the Latino audience, but little action. Networks need to be brave enough to pick up shows with Latinos in starring roles. Learn from what works and what doesn't work, then try again until you succeed.

What Makes an Interracial Relationship?

Heidi W. Durrow | Posted 07.16.2012 | Black Voices
Heidi W. Durrow

I'm used to checking "other" to describe myself. Still, imagine my surprise -- not at the recent headline that interracial marriages are at an all-time high -- but that my marriage is included among them.

Driving Blind: The Dangers of Defunding the Census

Arturo Vargas | Posted 05.14.2012 | Latino Voices
Arturo Vargas

It's Public Policy 101: before you step, you should look. Before charting a course and spending money, lawmakers should get the information they need to make the best decision.