Comments by Susan Graham

2018-11-03T20:41:01+00:00November 3rd, 2018|

Comments by Susan Graham for Project RACE (Reclassify All Children Equally) Fall, 2018 National Advisory Committee on Racial, Ethnic and Other Populations Meeting November 2, 2018   The Casey Foundation's 2018 KIDS COUNT® Data Book warns that the 2020 census is mired in challenges that could shortchange the official census count by at least two million kids younger than age 5. This discrepancy would also put hundreds of millions of federal dollars at risk and, in doing so, underfund programs that are critical for family stability and opportunity; essential programs like housing, [...]

New York Times Q & A

2017-05-03T05:53:11+00:00May 3rd, 2017|

This "The Ethicist" column appeared in the Sunday New York Times. My mother is from Central America. She came to the United States for college and met my American father. I am, therefore, 50 percent Latino genetically, but I don’t identify as Latino. There were (to my regret) no Central American influences in my upbringing — no Spanish language, no Latino relatives, no foods from “the old country.” There was also no discrimination directed at me or my mother (we look “white”). Is it ethical to identify as Latino in [...]

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