Category Archives: Race

Ebony Magazine During the Civil Rights Era

In 2008 Ebony magazine made available much of its archive, dating all the way back to 1959. The archive can be read here, and it offers a fascinating perspective on America during the past. Most magazines write from the normal perspective of the white community. Ebony, however, writes from the quite different lens of black America. This perspective is quite interesting from the viewpoint of the modern reader. Continue reading

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“How Puerto Rico Became White”

In 1899, when Puerto Rico became a territory of the United States, Census figures indicated that 61.8% of Puerto Ricans identified as white. By the 2000 Census, however, 80.5% of Puerto Ricans identified as white. In other words, more than four out of five Puerto Ricans were white in 2000.

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Packing Hispanics

This is the second part in a series of posts examining how to create super-packed congressional districts of one race. Continue reading

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Packing Blacks

This is the first part in a series of posts examining how to create super-packed congressional districts of one race. The other posts in this series pack Asians, Hispanics, Native Americans, and whites. Packing Blacks In drawing the districts that … Continue reading

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The Myth of a Multiracial American Utopia

The hope is that, as the number of multiracial Americans increases, there will eventually come a time when race does not matter. Everybody will eventually be multiracial, so nobody will think of race anymore. It is an admirable dream. Unfortunately, the dream of a multiracial society in which racism ceases to exist will probably remain just that – a dream. Continue reading

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