Categories & Tags: Demographic Change

Ari Berman: The long assault on voting rights and fear of a changing South   |   November 30, 2015
In 2016, the U.S. will hold the first presidential election in 50 years without the full protections of the landmark Voting Rights Act of 1965 — and thousands of voters in...

 

On immigration, Arkansas strikes a more welcoming tone   |   October 22, 2015
When people think of immigrant hubs in the country, Arkansas is probably not the first state that comes to mind. But the influx of immigrants there, though small in total numbers...

 

Race, local politics and a teenage clockmaker's arrest in Texas   |   September 25, 2015
Last week, Irving, Texas high school freshman Ahmed Mohamed brought a clock he had made to school to show his engineering teacher. School administrators raised concerns that it...

 

For Latino voters, environment as important as immigration   |   September 16, 2015
Environmental organizations in the U.S. are staffed nearly entirely by whites with little representation by people of color, contributing to a perception that communities of color...

 

Asia catching up to Latin America as top source of new Southern immigrants   |   July 24, 2015
In 2013, the U.S. experienced a big shift in immigration: For the first time in decades, China and India beat out Mexico as the top senders of immigrants to the U.S. That...

 

When will Southern states become majority-minority?   |   March 6, 2015
Texas was the first state in the South with a majority-minority population, and for a decade now it has been the only one. But in 2025, another Southern state is expected to hit...

 

South's unique immigration trends shape region's response to deportation relief   |   February 6, 2015
Debate over President Obama's executive action on immigration, which could bring up to 5.2 million immigrants out of the shadows, raged on this week in the courts and the...

 

The growing power of North Carolina's voters of color   |   January 23, 2015
As 2016 presidential campaigns gear up, political strategists and others are watching the impact of changing voter demographics on election outcomes, particularly in battleground...

 

Demographics are not destiny: Facing Race considers the future of race in a diversifying America   |   November 19, 2014
For anyone following the conversation about racial demographics in America, 2043 is a prophetic year. It's the year that the U.S. Census Bureau has projected the nation will...

 

New voters, people of color will be critical in close Georgia races   |   October 30, 2014
In the last couple weeks, polls on Georgia's races for U.S. Senate and governor have become closer and closer -- so close, in fact, that a court decision on Oct. 28 over...

 

Young people's voice needed in building an infrastructure of opportunity   |   October 23, 2014
This week the Durham, North Carolina-based nonprofit MDC released its latest State of the South report highlighting how the American dream of intergenerational upward mobility is...

 

The South's Asian population booms, but voter registration lags   |   October 3, 2014
When we consider the changing face of the South, we often think about the rapid growth of the Latino population in a place that's historically been portrayed in black and...

 

How will newcomers affect tight Senate races in the South?   |   September 19, 2014
For several years now, the South has been a top destination for those moving across state and national borders. With many states that both attract newcomers and retain people born...

 

INSTITUTE INDEX: As diversity in schools increases, so does segregation   |   August 29, 2014
Year that public schools in the United States are projected to become majority minority: 2014 Year that public schools in the South* became majority minority: 2008 Percent...

 

Border Crisis: Southern communities welcome immigrant children   |   August 22, 2014
Since last October, nearly 63,000 children from Central America have fled to the U.S. border to escape violence and poverty in their home countries. The recent border crisis has...

 

The South's child well-being crisis   |   July 22, 2014
A new report looks at the well-being of children by state and finds those living in Appalachia, the South, and the Southwest are facing especially difficult conditions that put...

 

Moving South: New data shows Southern region attracting most newcomers   |   December 6, 2012
Not as many people are moving between states as they were in earlier decades, but those who do move are choosing to move to the South. In fact, according to new Census Bureau data...

 

CENSUS WATCH: Undercounting the children   |   January 8, 2010
This March, census forms will be delivered to every residence in the United States asking 10 short questions that will help determine how billions of dollars in federal funds are...

 

VOICES | Esther: For Just Such a Time as This   |   September 29, 2009
The following sermon was delivered at Duke University Chapel on Sunday, Sept. 27. It is reprinted here in full. By Tim Tyson I stand before you an imposter. I am not a preacher...

 

KROMM REPORT: What did Jindal learn from Katrina?   |   February 25, 2009
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal got his close-up last night, delivering the Republican response to President Obama's State of the Union Address, and the reaction can't be...

 

Appalachia's growing geographic boundaries   |   October 21, 2008
Appalachian residents and policymakers are divided over President Bush's recent expansion of Appalachia's geographic boundaries. Bush signed a measure earlier this month...

 

Hurricane Katrina storm memorial delayed   |   July 15, 2008
As the three-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina approaches, the AP is reporting that few expect the New Orleans Hurricane Katrina monument to be built by the target date of Aug...

 

As U.S. prison populations soar, costs to states are on the rise   |   June 24, 2008
The South continues to lead in U.S. prison population growth, and the rising costs of incarceration are taking a significant toll on state budgets. The Associated Press reported...

 

Mayors, activists converage on Miami to debate urban future   |   June 20, 2008
Today kicks off the 76th annual meeting of the United States Conference of Mayors in Miami, the biggest gathering of city leaders in the country. Democratic nominee Barack Obama...

 

Si, Se Puede? Dallas leaders back away from Cesar Chavez Boulevard   |   June 18, 2008
In a symbol of the South's struggle to cope with fast-changing demographics, the Dallas City Council is now back-tracking on a decision to allow residents to vote on a new...