Minorities

In a major shift in American demographics, newly released Census data confirmed that the number of white people in the U.S. fell for the first time in decades.

We asked people if they had ever experienced specific forms of discrimination, harassment or unfair treatment because they are black, Latino, Native American, Asian American, a woman, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer.

White nationalists want America to be white again. But this will never happen. America is on its way to becoming predominantly nonwhite.

In a trend that has increased over the years, the National Registry of Exonerations reported an astoundingly high amount of exonerations last year, chiefly among minorities.

A study released by Yale University found that beverage companies are targeting Black and Latino youth in their sales campaigns for sodas, fruit drinks, energy drinks, and juices. See Also: Does Kim Kardashian Want To Be Elizabeth Taylor? See Also: Black Travel: Visit Nashville, Tennessee For Some Country “There is no doubt that children and […]

A new report released by the Brookings Institution shows minorities are the majority in eight major metropolitan areas. Washington, D.C.; Las Vegas; New York; San Diego; Montgomery County, Md.; and Prince William County, Va., are majority-minority communities. Non-Hispanic whites are a minority in 22 of the country’s 100-biggest urban areas. The shift in numbers shows […]

NEW YORK — New York Fire Department Commissioner Salvatore Cassano urged African-Americans and women to apply to become firefighters. Cassano touted a new hiring exam aimed at diversifying the FDNY. The exam, however, must be approved by a judge. The FDNY has long been accused of discriminating against minorities, eventually causing a judge to rule […]

A program entitled “Not Guilty: The Tragedy of Wrongful Convictions in the U.S., and the DNA Evidence that Frees Them,” seeks to exonerate thousands of minority inmates who falsely end up on the wrong side of prison bars, due to deep flaws found in the legal system. Created by ForensicScience.org, “Not Guilty” provides tangible data […]

WASHINGTON – For the first time, minorities make up a majority of babies in the U.S., part of a sweeping race change and a growing age divide between mostly white, older Americans and predominantly minority youths that could reshape government policies. Preliminary census estimates also show the share of African-American households headed by women — […]

Juan Williams told Bill O’Reilly that he gets nervous at airports when he sees Muslims. For this, Williams has been roundly denounced as a bigot. But Williams’ association between innocent Muslims and the perpetrators of the 9-11 attacks was less about bigotry—at least, bigotry conventionally defined—than about his mind working normally. To live in America […]

A study published in the Journal of Surgery states that pedestrians hit by a motor vehicle are much more likely to die if they’re uninsured or a member of a racial minority. It compared the number to whites or those who are insured and sustain similar injuries.

The military threw out hundreds of service members in 2009 for violating its “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, including a disproportionate number of women and minorities and dozens of service members in “mission critical” positions, according to a new analysis of military data.