Aug 22, 2013 — Fewer than half of Americans say the United States has made substantial progress in treating all races equally, according to a new poll released by the Pew Research Center Thursday.
May 22, 2013 — Some people are comfortable asking pretty bold questions about race. What are the most hilarious or outlandish questions you've been asked?
May 12, 2013 — The last Census showed 9 million people, about 3 percent of the population, reporting more than one race. That's an increase of one-third from the decade before — and that number is only going up.
Feb 25, 2013 — Many African-Americans complained about the bureau's use of the word during the 2010 Census, calling it offensive and outdated. On Monday, officials said they would stop using it.
Dec 12, 2012 — The nation's population is now projected to become "majority-minority" in 2043, the Census Bureau says. Meanwhile, the average age will continue to rise as Americans live longer, birth rates continue to decline and immigration slows.
Nov 7, 2012 — The president captured nearly all of the swing states, many of which had been seen as tossups days before Election Day. How did he do it? Political observers say it came down to three major factors.
Oct 24, 2012 — Reactions to Thomas Nagel's recent book remind commentator Alva Noë of the foolish criticism directed toward E.O Wilson back in the 70s. Does biology give us the resources to understand ourselves? We must take this question seriously.
Sep 14, 2012 — An ambiguous quote about the first lady by an attendee at a Romney American Legion event did injustice to blacks, veterans and the attendee herself. Many listeners heard hate speech. If so, did NPR share blame? Should reporters even care how the audience might react?
May 17, 2012 — Last year, for the first time in U.S. history, slightly more than half of the babies born were Hispanic, black, Asian or from another minority.
Apr 10, 2012 — After a series of messy mishaps, NPR isn't doing badly when it comes to racial and ethnic diversity in its coverage and staffing. Management is trying to do better. I explore what audiences identify with NPR and who really is producing the news that you hear and read.