Latinos with darker skin color report more discrimination experiences than Latinos with lighter skin color.
The 2020 census has drawn attention to some layers of Hispanic identity, providing details about how Hispanics view their racial identity.
About half of Americans see their identity reflected very well in the census’s race and ethnicity questions.
The Black population in the U.S. is diverse and growing. Our analysis explores the demographic characteristics of this population in 2019.
The U.S. Black population is growing. At the same time, how Black people self-identify is changing, with increasing shares considering themselves multiracial or Hispanic.
More than half of foreign-born Latinos describe themselves using the name of their origin country, versus 39% among U.S.-born adult children of immigrants.
One-quarter of United States lawmakers mentioned the term on Facebook or Twitter during the 116th Congress.
Some 6.2 million U.S. adults – or 2.4% of the country’s adult population – report being two or more races.
The term Latinx has emerged in recent years as a gender-neutral alternative to the pan-ethnic terms Latino, Latina and Hispanic. However, awareness of Latinx is relatively low among the population it is meant to describe.
Racial categories, which have been on every U.S. census, have changed from decade to decade, reflecting the politics and science of the times.