Category Archives: Demographics

The American Mythology of Racial Progress

Americans Are Determined to Believe in Black Progress Jennifer A. Richeson in The Atlantic – For two days in early June, as America was erupting in sustained protests over the killing of a Black man, George Floyd, by police in Minneapolis, … Continue reading

Posted in 2020 election, African-American, Constitutional law, Democracy, Demographics, Racism

Trump Campaign Ads Depict His Own Lawless Dystopia

Nick Corasaniti of the New York Times – The ads have a singular goal: to terrify you. Terrify? Yes, mostly if you’re an older, white suburban voter, the kind who has been abandoning President Trump in droves and has contributed to … Continue reading

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Democrats Say The Worst Of The Coronavirus Is Yet To Come. Republicans Say The Worst Is Over.

Dhrumil Mehta of FiveThirtyEight – So far, Americans have largely supported using social distancing to slow the spread of the new coronavirus. But Democrats and Republicans see the situation differently. According to a CNN poll, nearly three-quarters of Democrats said … Continue reading

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Defining generations: Where Millennials end and Generation Z begins

Michael Dimock of Pew Research – Pew Research Center has been studying the Millennial generation for more than a decade. But by 2018, it became clear to us that it was time to determine a cutoff point between Millennials and … Continue reading

Posted in Baby Boomers, Big Data, Demographics, Gen Z, Millennials, Pew Research, United States

Reflecting a demographic shift, 109 U.S. counties have become majority nonwhite since 2000

Jens Manuel Krogstad of Pew Research – In the United States, the white share of the population is declining as Hispanic, Asian and black populations grow. But the shift to a more diverse nation is happening more quickly in some … Continue reading

Posted in Demographics, Pew Research, Thought-Provoking Analysis, United States