Blacks have made gains in U.S. political leadership, but gaps remain
In 1965, there were no black senators or governors, and just six House members were black. By 2015, there was more representation in some areas but little change in others.
On Views of Race and Inequality, Blacks and Whites Are Worlds Apart
There are deep divisions between blacks and whites in how they see racial discrimination, barriers to black progress and prospects for change.
5 key takeaways about views of race and inequality in America
There are profound differences between black and white Americans in how they view the current state of race relations and racial equality and in the ways they experience day-to-day life.
10 demographic trends that are shaping the U.S. and the world
We gathered key facts for this year’s Population Association of America (PAA) meeting.
Afro-Latino: A deeply rooted identity among U.S. Hispanics
One-quarter of all U.S. Latinos self-identify as Afro-Latino, Afro-Caribbean or of African descent with roots in Latin America.
Hispanic, black parents see college degree as key for children’s success
Hispanic and black parents are significantly more likely than white parents to place a high priority on college education for their children.
African immigrant population in U.S. steadily climbs
African immigrants make up a small share of the U.S. immigrant population, but their numbers are growing – roughly doubling every decade since 1970.
Share of counties where whites are a minority has doubled since 1980
As of last summer, 364 counties, independent cities and other county-level equivalents (11.6% of the total) did not have non-Hispanic white majorities – the most in modern history.
The changing categories the U.S. has used to measure race
Racial categories used on the U.S. census have changed from decade to decade, reflecting the changing politics and science of the times.
6 key findings about black immigration to the U.S.
Although the U.S. has long had a sizable black population as a legacy of slavery, voluntary black immigration here is projected to grow in coming decades.