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Minorities -- United States

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Mapping Census 2000: The Geography of U.S. Diversity

This Census 2000 Special Report, prepared by Cynthia A. Brewer (Pennsylvania State University) and Trudy A. Suchan (Census Bureau, Population Division), synthesizes the basic patterns and changes in the US racial population distribution in the last decade. Distribution maps depict White; Black or African American; American Indian and Alaska Native; Asian; Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific...
CensusScope: Racial Segregation Statistics for Cities and Metropolitan Areas

Equipped with charts, data, and rankings, CensusScope's Racial Segregation Statistics for Cities and Metropolitan Areas covers dissimilarity and exposure indices for 1,246 individual US cities with populations above 25,000 and 318 US metropolitan areas.
Asian Population: 2000

Researched and written by Jessica S. Barnes and Claudette E. Bennett of the US Census Bureau, this 12-page report provides a brief introduction to the regional and national distribution of the Asian and Asian-American population in the United States. The report begins with a detailed explanation of the problems presented by the 2000 Census data, largely due to the fact that the questions regarding...
American Jewish Historical Society

The mission of the American Jewish Historical Society is "to foster awareness and appreciation of the American Jewish past and to serve as a national scholarly resource for research through the collection, preservation and dissemination of materials relating to American Jewish history." Constituting the oldest ethnic historical organization in the United States, the Society provides detailed...
Minority Business Development Agency

Created in 1969 by executive order, the Minority Business Development Agency is the sole federal agency created "to foster the creation, growth, and expansion of minority-owned businesses in America." Along with the Agency's headquarters in Washington, D.C., there are also five regional offices and four district offices that provide assistance to socially or economically disadvantaged individuals....
Poverty & Race Research Action Council

Created in 1990, the Poverty & Race Research Action Council (PRRAC) was designed “to generate, gather and disseminate research on the relationship between race and poverty.” They have done so with great determination and vigor with significant financial support from a wide range of donors, including the Rockefeller Foundation and Fannie Mae. First-time visitors will get a good sense of their...
America By The Numbers

The PBS documentary series America By the Numbers with Maria Hinojosa focuses its formidable attention on the dramatic demographic shifts taking place all around the country. Stories range from the small town of Clarkston, Georgia, which is now home to an international refugee community, to the struggles of the Cambodian community in Long Beach, California. On this site, readers may watch trailers...