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Posts Tagged with "Census Bureau"

The racial wealth gap’s larger than ever

July 31, 2011

The racial wealth gap has been enormous ever since the Census Bureau began measuring it 25 years ago. But it has never been larger than today. The median wealth of a white family is now at least 20 times higher than that of a Black family and 18 times that of a Latino family.

U.S. Census participation brings valuable resources to Black communities

April 16, 2010

Be sure to fill out the census form you received in March, because completing your census form gives you a voice to shape our community today and create a brighter future for tomorrow – and avoids a visit by a census worker.

Blacks ‘cannot afford’ not to be counted in the 2010 Census

February 15, 2010

The distribution of federal funds to state, county and municipal governments and the distribution of political power at every level of government depend on the Census. With only a short time until Census Day – April 1, 2010 – improving the accuracy of the 2010 Census is of critical importance to the Black Diaspora. We cannot afford to be excluded from the count again in 2010.

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