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Changing Demographics

White House Conference on Aging -- Tear Down those Walls

Donna M. Butts | Posted 07.15.2016 | Fifty
Donna M. Butts

It's time to tear down these age-segregated walls and rebuild the bridges -- the social compact -- that made our country economically viable and strong.

What Nate Silver's Analysis Misses About 2016

Greg Speed | Posted 06.05.2016 | Politics
Greg Speed

Psychology matters in elections. Throughout my career I've seen how having confidence from start to finish impacts campaigns. Understanding your strengths puts the wind at your back. It emboldens candidates and allies, and energizes volunteers, donors and supporters. And it can set the stage for sweeping victories.

Empathy for Angry White Men

John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D. | Posted 06.03.2015 | Black Voices
John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D.

As an African American, I have empathy for angry white men because I recognize that they are experiencing the pain African Americans have long borne -- of being bystanders to the shaping of their identities and possibilities in an uncertain world.

For Economic Prosperity, Advance an Equity-Driven Working Families Agenda

Angela Glover Blackwell | Posted 08.23.2014 | Politics
Angela Glover Blackwell

Supports at work and at home aren't just good for working parents. Helping them to succeed at work and at home is better for companies' bottom lines and for the nation's economic competitiveness. That's the theme of Monday's White House Summit for Working Families.

Forging California's Destiny

Gary Orfield | Posted 06.16.2014 | Los Angeles
Gary Orfield

Southern California, one of the world's largest and most diverse urban areas, is rapidly becoming a region of profound economic inequality. The changing demography across this vast urban sprawl has led to sharp divisions in the population's educational, social and racial profile.

Majority Of Americans Don't See Obama As Black

The Huffington Post | Danielle Cadet | Posted 04.16.2014 | Black Voices

There's no doubt that demographics are changing in America. Neighborhoods all over the country are gentrifying and the average American is no longer b...

These Four Workplace Trends Will Change Your Organization: Are You Ready?

Anne Loehr | Posted 05.11.2014 | Business
Anne Loehr

There are big changes coming to the American workforce. While many organizations are watching the economy, there's another change -- almost a revolution -- quietly taking place right under our noses.

A Looming Challenge in Higher Education: Our Changing Student

Dr. Ricardo Azziz | Posted 04.28.2014 | College
Dr. Ricardo Azziz

Higher education leaders and policy makers must adjust to serve the students of the (very near) future, or risk failing in the responsibility to produce an educated citizenry and workforce capable of success.

Thank You Coke: Why Embracing Multiculturalism Is Smart

Roberta Michnick Golinkoff | Posted 04.09.2014 | Impact
Roberta Michnick Golinkoff

It is high time that we embraced a view of our nation that reflects its changing character. The American family is no longer that 1950s image of a white mom and dad, two kids and a station wagon.

11 Signs We're Entering A "Demograpylypse"

Ira Wolfe | Posted 03.15.2014 | Business
Ira Wolfe

Considering many companies have barely budged to accommodate the two biggest demographic changes of the 20th century -- women in the workforce and increased longevity -- that presents a significant challenge for current management and business growth.

International Day of Older Persons Opportunity or Obstacles?

Donna M. Butts | Posted 12.10.2013 | Fifty
Donna M. Butts

Every nation should use the Year of the Family as an opportunity to strengthen intergenerational bonds by celebrating each generation's unique contributions to family and community while finding new ways to encourage solidarity among the ages.

Fulfilling Her Mother's Dream

Patricia McGuire | Posted 10.19.2013 | DC
Patricia McGuire

Why is it that even as new populations of low-income African-American and Hispanic students enter higher education in even greater numbers, the new mantra of the elite commentariat is that maybe we need more job training, less Shakespeare and more socket wrenches?

California Is Back!

Jack Jennings | Posted 04.17.2013 | Los Angeles
Jack Jennings

California shows that deep political and governance deadlocks can be broken, and progress made. This holds a lesson both for the national government but also for other states. Maybe, the rest of us outside the state ought to pay attention.

New Blood for Blood Sports

Glen Martin | Posted 02.17.2013 | Green
Glen Martin

So welcome to hunting, young hipsters: We need your energy and fresh perspectives to invigorate our graying and reactionary ranks. And don't worry if you occasionally offend the Old Guard -- time is on your side.

Binders Full of Everyone

Paul Schmitz | Posted 02.06.2013 | Impact
Paul Schmitz

Diversity and inclusion require commitments to action. They are not passive words to put into mission and values statements, but actions one takes that demonstrate the commitment.

Progressive Paradigm Shift: The Real 'Gift' of the 2012 Election

Amanda Werner | Posted 01.17.2013 | Politics
Amanda Werner

Demographic trends suggest that this paradigm shift will only loom larger in the years to come. The implications of this change should not be underestimated; this is an incredible moment for progressive politics, and 2012 simply marks the beginning.

The Changing Face of America

Michael P. McDonald | Posted 06.18.2012 | Politics
Michael P. McDonald

The Census Bureau projects by 2050, Whites will constitute the slimmest majority in the country as a whole.

Why Care About Projected U.S. Ethnicity and Age?

Robert Engelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Robert Engelman

It's pretty curious, given the country's aspiration to be unbiased by race or ethnicity, that the topic of our ethnic mix fascinates the Census Bureau and the news media so much.