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Black Census Project

Recognizing that "a traditional probabilistic survey sample…often fails to fully represent populations whose experiences are important to understanding the complexity of Black life," Black Futures Lab (an organization committed to "building Black political power" at all levels) launched the Black Census Project in 2018. Using both online surveys and in-person outreach, the project has since become "the largest survey of Black people conducted in the United States since Reconstruction." Its findings highlight key issues of concern to black communities, including criminal justice, affordable housing, and economic insecurity. The project "intentionally oversampled certain populations…enabling the Census to include communities that are often left out," and breaks down these finding into three reports: More Black than Blue: Politics and Power in the 2019 Black Census, When the Rainbow is Not Enough: LGB+ Voices in the 2019 Census, and Beyond Kings and Queens: Gender and Politics in the 2019 Black Census. Readers can download all these reports on the site, each of which is approximately 20 pages.
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Date of Scout Publication
April 3rd, 2020
Date Of Record Creation
March 12th, 2020 at 11:48am
Date Of Record Release
March 13th, 2020 at 10:00am
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