Younger, college-educated black Americans are most likely to feel need to ‘code-switch’
Black and Hispanic adults are more likely than whites to say they feel a need to change the way they talk around people of other races and ethnicities.
The changing profile of the U.S. military: Smaller in size, more diverse, more women in leadership
Today’s active duty military is smaller and more racially and ethnically diverse than in previous generations. More women are officers.
Reflecting a demographic shift, 109 U.S. counties have become majority nonwhite since 2000
Overall, 293 U.S. counties were majority nonwhite in 2018. Most of these are concentrated in California, the South and on the East Coast.
Who shares your views on race?
Americans are divided along racial lines in their views on the legacy of slavery, the best way to achieve diversity and the value they place on their own racial and ethnic identity. Let's look at 11 questions from a recent survey to see what you think and how that compares with the rest of the nation.
Smartphones help blacks, Hispanics bridge some – but not all – digital gaps with whites
Black and Hispanic adults remain less likely than whites to own a computer or have high speed internet at home. But smartphones are helping to bridge these differences.
7 facts about black Americans and the news media
Black adults stand out for their trust in local news organizations, and they are more likely to feel connected to their main source of news.
College faculty have become more racially and ethnically diverse, but remain far less so than students
Around a quarter of college faculty in the U.S. were nonwhite in fall 2017, compared with 45% of students.
A view of the nation’s future through kindergarten demographics
In 18 states and the District of Columbia, Latino children accounted for at least 20% of public school kindergarten students in 2017.
The most common age among whites in U.S. is 58 – more than double that of racial and ethnic minorities
The most common age was 11 for Hispanics, 27 for blacks and 29 for Asians as of last July. Multiracial Americans were by far the youngest racial or ethnic group.
Most U.S. adults feel what happens to their own racial or ethnic group affects them personally
Black Americans are the most likely to say that what happens to people from their racial group affects them personally.
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