PEW RESEARCH: Multiracial in America

Proud, Diverse and Growing in Numbers   Majorities of multiracial adults are proud of their mixed racial background (60%) and feel their racial heritage has made them more open to other cultures (59%), according to a groundbreaking new Pew Research Center survey of 1,555 multiracial adults. At the same time, a majority (55%) says they have been subjected to racial slurs or jokes, and about one-in-four (24%) have felt annoyed because people have made assumptions about their racial background.   While multiracial adults share some things in common, they cannot be easily categorized. They have a broad range of attitudes … Continue reading

Divided federal court denies Obama immigrant actions

On May 26, a divided panel of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals denied the federal government’s request for an emergency stay of the Texas federal district court’s decision (or preliminary injunction) that blocked DAPA (Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents) and “expanded” DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) from being implemented. Continue reading