“Invisibility is an unnatural disaster”: Why funding the 2020 Census matters for Pacific Islanders

The catchall category “AAPI” is popular among researchers and race equity advocates, but can conflate the identities and issues of two distinct groups.

Gaps in housing services, funding, and data challenge American Indians and Alaska Natives in metropolitan areas

On tribal lands, people are more aware of the housing-related services available to them.

Has the black-white disparity in death rates for older adults really disappeared?

A new CDC report suggests that the black-white disparity in death rates has vanished. But the real story on mortality trends is more nuanced.

“Model minority” myth hides the economic realities of many Asian Americans

The variation within the Asian population is often overlooked because disaggregated data is difficult to come by.

Mortgage lending in Indian Country has jumped, but land policies remain a barrier

The legal status of land in Indian Country is complicated and makes obtaining mortgages difficult.

Homelessness in Indian Country is a hidden, but critical, problem

Homelessness in Indian Country primarily takes the form of doubling up rather than sleeping on the street, making it less conspicuous.

You can’t understand the gender pay gap without understanding occupational segregation

The gender pay gap is frequently dismissed by statistically removing the chief determinant of wages in a market economy: the type of work you do.

We need good data on LGBT Americans to craft inclusive policy

The Census Bureau announced it would include questions about sexual orientation and gender identity in the 2020 Census—then did an abrupt about-face.

Past-due medical debt a problem, especially for black Americans

Nearly one in three nonelderly black Americans have past-due medical bills—a concerning number given the consequences for physical and financial health.

Structural racism places the burden of proposed budget cuts on people of color

Due to the circumstances in which many people of color find themselves because of structural racism, budgetary shifts will disproportionately affect communities of color.