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Tag: Brookings Institution

Brookings: San Francisco, Oakland Among U.S. Cities Gaining White Population After Decades of Loss
Demographics

Brookings: San Francisco, Oakland Among U.S. Cities Gaining White Population After Decades of Loss

By Sharon Simonson Whites are returning to America’s cities including San Francisco and Oakland, reversing what had become persistent outmigration. In the two decades from 1990 to 2010, America’s 50 largest cities experienced a net loss of more than two million people who identified themselves as white, according to the new findings from The Brookings Institution’s William Frey based on U.S. Census Bureau data. In the first four years of the current decade, the same 50 cities experienced a net gain of nearly 500,000 white people. Young adults aged 25- to 34-years-old and their young children are leading the shift, along with older adults aged 55 to 74, Frey found. “The impetus for this change is undoubtedly related to the post 2010 revival of big city growth that has been d...
Census 2020 Seeks to Unravel Race from Ethnicity
Demographics

Census 2020 Seeks to Unravel Race from Ethnicity

By Sharon Simonson Tech companies releasing demographic data about their workforces are entering an emerging and potentially fraught conversation, though perhaps not at all about what they imagine. Since the end of May, Silicon Valley’s Google Inc., Yahoo Inc., LinkedIn Corp. and Menlo Park’s Facebook Inc. have released “diversity” counts by gender, race and ethnicity about their national and global workers. They have uniformly criticized themselves for their largely white and Asian male populations and pledged to broaden their human spectrum. But in their information releases — in particular their graphical representations of their workforces’ statistical makeup — the companies have used nomenclature that differs from that used by the federal government, conflating two histor...