Race

The themes of race, poverty, and change in America are as relevant as ever, as our nation grapples with the recent tragedies in Ferguson, Missouri and Staten Island, New York.
Dec 15, 2014   Penn Institute for Urban Research
"We asked the question: How much higher would total earnings and economic output have been in 2012 if racial differences in income were eliminated"...
Nov 16, 2014   Shelterforce/Rooflines
Anna Griffin, reporting for the Oregonian, produced a pair of recent articles examining the process of gentrification in Portland—a city that recent saw gentrification controversy spark over the location of a Trader Joe’s.
Mar 10, 2014   The Oregonian
In what may be the most informative piece of pointillist 'painting' ever made, a demographic researcher has created a zoomable racial map of America made up of 308,745,538 dots. The result is 'strangely beautiful'.
Aug 17, 2013   The Atlantic Cities
When does the opening of a Whole Foods generate national media attention? When the location is Midtown, Detroit.
Jun 10, 2013   Grist
The Census Bureau may revise questions about race and ethnicity on the 2020 survey to improve the accuracy of data on minority groups. Recent data shows a difference between how the government identifies such groups and how they identify themselves.
Jan 4, 2013   National Public Radio
Within three decades, there will no longer be a majority racial or ethnic group in the Unites States according to new Census Bureau projections released this week. Among the other findings: the country is growing slower than expected.
Dec 13, 2012   The New York Times
Clare Foran unravels the relationship between misguided '70s-era planning efforts and ongoing racial tension in France.
Nov 25, 2012   The Atlantic Cities
Traditions must die hard in Detroit, where the region can't seem to shake its enduring geographic and racial divisions, reports Sarah Hulett.
Sep 17, 2012   NPR
A recent article by Amanda Hess examines whether cities like Los Angeles should be "funneling serious resources" towards attracting discretionary commuters. The article has spurred significant debate.
Jul 11, 2012   The Atlantic Cities
Matt Bevilacqua looks at the real story behind headlines making news this week regarding the "fastest-gentrifying neighborhoods in the United States."
Jun 13, 2012   Next American City