The administration reverses course and now views a suspect’s race as “too general” of a descriptive characteristic to be useful to provide to its community; gender descriptions, however, will remain.
Race and ethnicity
Six states have elected black candidates in more than 10 percent of its U.S. House elections conducted since MLK’s ‘I Have a Dream’ speech; 24 states haven’t elected any.
A monumental trademark decision Wednesday may put pressure on the president to stop using the “disparaging” name as he has in the past.
Democratic U.S. Representatives honored Dr. King via press releases at more than three times the rate of Republicans over the holiday weekend
Maryland has elected blacks to the U.S. House at the highest rate in the nation since 1870; 25 states have yet to elect any African-Americans to the chamber.
When Don Young was 18 years old, President Truman used the term “wetbacks” in a written message to Congress.
However, decade-by-decade rate of growth of number of blacks in the U.S. House has stalled to its lowest level since the 1920s
Black Americans have been elected to the U.S. House in less than half the states throughout history and to the U.S. Senate in just three
Over the last century, U.S. history has only provided a few examples of notable events taking place on eyebrow-raising dates on the calendar.
Just 25 percent of racial minorities in the U.S. House (and only 1 black) voted for Rangel censure, compared to 92 percent of whites and 87 percent of white Democrats