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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

Topic: Race

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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 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 21, 2013 at 6:32 AM

Race project | Seattle: A white city with a black homeless problem

Editor’s note: This is the fourth of five blog posts taking a deeper look at the racial disparities in our communities, from education to juvenile crime and homelessness. Read more. Seattle is one of the whitest cities in the U.S., yet the color of the homeless is largely black. African Americans make up a little more than…

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| Topics: families, homeless, Race

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