DIVIDED AMERICA: Minorities hopeful, whites sour on future

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Consider two women in their 70s, both residents of the Kansas City area. One is white and affluent; the other is Black and working class. Guess which one is more optimistic about the country’s future and that of their grandchildren? More than likely, you guessed wrong. This year’s presidential campaign […]

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 The unpublished data, the broadest tally to date of such write-in responses, are a sign of a […]