Kiana Cox is a senior researcher on the Race and Ethnicity team at Pew Research Center. She leads our National Survey of Black Americans, which engages on questions of Black identity, politics, and economic mobility. She is also co-author of the Center’s groundbreaking study, “Faith Among Black Americans”. Prior to joining the Center in 2018, Kiana was an Assistant Professor of Sociology at SIU-Edwardsville where she taught courses on race, gender, Black history, social movements, statistics and research methodology.
Nearly six-in-ten want organizations working for Black progress to address the distinct challenges facing Black LGBTQ people. Black Americans are more likely to know someone who is transgender or nonbinary than to identify as such themselves.
Black Americans support significant reforms to or complete overhauls of several U.S. institutions to ensure fair treatment. Yet even as they assess inequality and ideas about progress, many are pessimistic about whether society and institutions will change in ways that would reduce racism.
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