Race Card Project Creates New Type of Conversation

NATIONWIDE – She asked for just six words. Michele Norris, the National Public Radio host, was starting a book tour for her memoir, which explored racial secrets. Sensing a change in the atmosphere after the election of the first black president, and searching for a new way to engage and listen, Norris printed 200 postcards […]

Many Resist Census Race Labels as America Becomes More Diverse

WASHINGTON  – When the 2010 census asked people to classify themselves by race, more than 21.7 million; at least 1 in 14 went beyond the standard labels and wrote in such terms as “Arab,” “Haitian,” “Mexican” and “multiracial.” The unpublished data, the broadest tally to date of such write-in responses, are a sign of a […]