Posted in 2020 Census High Country News Jails News Prisons

When “usual residence” is a prison

Census method of counting prisoners distorts demographics. by Jonathan Thompson, High Country News If a demographer were to draw up a profile of eastern Colorado’s Crowley County using the most recent census data, it would appear…

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Openly defying Federal Court Order, Wilbur Ross moves to shut down Census early

‘Outrageous’ and ‘Disturbing’ “Complying with a federal court’s order is not optional. The Trump administration is flouting the rule of law to undercount and erase our communities.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer Tuesday, September 29 Just…

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Posted in 2020 Census Columns Politics Rathke: Chief Organizer Report

A politicized census becomes senseless

by Wade Rathke Tuesday, August 25, 2020 New Orleans   For a long time a country’s ability to consistently and accurately conduct a census has been a mark not only of modernity, but of civilization itself and…

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Posted in 2020 Census Columns Rathke: Chief Organizer Report Voter suppression

Counting matters

by Wade Rathke New Orleans   In yet another concern, with the US election looming ever closer, is a new report that Commerce Department officials and others around the White House are trying to speed up…

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Posted in 2020 Census Analysis The Conversation

Students could be undercounted in the census as colleges close – here’s why that matters

by Dudley L. Poston, Jr., Texas A&M University At college dormitories and student apartments across the U.S., census forms will be piling up – but many run the risk of not being filled in. The spread…

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Posted in 2020 Census First Nations First Peoples News Public Policy The Conversation

Indigenous leaders urge Native people to be counted in 2020 Census

Kirsten Carlson, Wayne State University Native Americans living on reservations and in traditional villages were the most undercounted people in the 2010 U.S. Census. This year, tribal leaders throughout the U.S. are urging American Indians and…

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Posted in 2020 Census Computer science Immigration News Off the wire Voter suppression

The Census Bureau is building Trump a huge list of noncitizens. Will it be secure?

By Will Carless / February 1, 2020 When the Supreme Court ruled in June that the Trump administration could not place a citizenship question on the 2020 census, civil rights advocates breathed a sigh of relief….

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Posted in 2020 Census DACA News Public Policy Reveal

Fear of a census undercount

“I know for a fact that a lot of community members wanted to come today, but they are scared,” said City Councilmember Luis Chavez, who gave a speech about the importance of a full 2020 census…

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