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Race: Are we so different

A blog looking at the changing face of race around our region, created in cooperation with Pacific Science Center, the University of Washington Department of Communication and the City of Seattle Race and Justice Initiative

December 26, 2013 at 6:30 AM

Race project | Answering question on race is harder than you think

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What’s your race? That’s a question thousands of Americans answer each day. Whether it’s on an application for college, an employment form, or at the doctor’s office – the question is everywhere. Many versions of the race and ethnicity question have been written. However, it wasn’t until 2000 when Americans were given the opportunity to…

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| Topics: Census, Race, selected

December 23, 2013 at 12:01 PM

Race project | Starting the conversation on race

It is all about the starting point. Knowing how to approach a conversation can be the most important part. One particularly difficult topic is race. People often avoiding discussing race because they do not know how to do so. Silvia Gomes and Phoebe Zavis, two Matheia Elementary School teachers, are helping their students start the…

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December 23, 2013 at 6:30 AM

Race project | Immigrants Face Discrimination for English

The RACE: Are We So Different? exhibit at the Pacific Science Center, in downtown Seattle, is creating conversation about race in hopes of breaking  down racial stereotypes and preconceived notions. For two Seattleites, racial discrimination is all too familiar. Edward Kim and Berty Mandagie are both immigrants to the United States. They have experienced racial discrimination…

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December 22, 2013 at 6:30 AM

Race project | The reality of race in UW admissions

Editor’s note: This is the last of five blog posts taking a deeper look at the racial disparities in our communities, from education to juvenile crime and homelessness. Read more. Grace Campbell, a senior at the University of Washington, checked the Hispanic box on her application to the university and thinks that gave her a nudge…

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| Topics: admissions, Race, racial disparity

December 20, 2013 at 6:32 AM

Race project | Big drop in juvenile defendants but not as much for youth of color

Editor’s note: This is the third of five blog posts taking a deeper look at the racial disparities in our communities, from education to juvenile crime and homelessness. Read more. Fewer kids are being referred to King County courts each year ­– and most of these disappearing defendants are white. Last year 2,298 white juveniles were referred…

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| Topics: court, crime, disproportionality

December 19, 2013 at 6:32 AM

Race project | Dropout rates have improved but disparities persist

Editor’s note: This is the second of five blog posts taking a deeper look at the racial disparities in our communities, from education to juvenile crime and homelessness. Read more. Fewer kids are dropping out of high school in King County — but the improvement hasn’t made a dent in a persistent racial disparity. Hispanic,…

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| Topics: disparity, dropout, racial disparity

December 18, 2013 at 6:30 AM

Race project | Racial disparities exist despite changing attitudes

Editor’s note: This is the first of five blog posts taking a deeper look at the racial disparities in our communities, from education to juvenile crime and homelessness. Seattle boasts itself as a city that embraces diversity. The Puget Sound area is home to some of the most racially diverse places in the nation – the Tukwila…

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| Topics: disparities, diversity, Race Project

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