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When Urban was founded, tensions from centuries of racial injustice and division had reached a boiling point.
Improperly representing certain groups can alter our view of the nation and exacerbate existing inequities.
The disconnect between Johnson’s actions and words illustrates his complexity and grounds Urban’s reflection on its past.
For decades, black communities across the country have been undercounted in decennial censuses
AALEAD provides after-school, summer, and mentoring programs for low-income Asian American youth in the DC area.
Fifty years ago, the Kerner Commission said we were “moving toward two societies, one black, one white—separate and unequal.”
Decisions to disaggregate data or not—and the funding allocations required to make that possible—have real consequences for underserved populations.
Underlying the issue of racial profiling is the impact of segregation on the American economy and society.
The Inclusive Recovery project ranked 274 of the most-populous US cities by overall, economic, and racial inclusion.
Do Chicago residents’ use of social media reflect or overcome segregated patterns in their city?

The Vulnerable, Vital 2020 Census

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The Vulnerable, Vital 2020 Census

The decennial Census will gather the most complete picture of America of the past 10 years, but its accuracy is in jeopardy.

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Structural Racism in America

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Structural Racism in America

Public policies, institutional practices, and cultural narratives perpetuate our country's racial inequalities. 

Critical Value: An Urban Institute Podcast

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Critical Value: An Urban Institute Podcast

Experts discuss the best available data and evidence on topics that matter.

Updates from the Urban Institute

Updates from the Urban Institute

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