Stateside: Pandemic complicates U.S. Census; parents, teens, and smartphone trackers

Jul 22, 2020

Today on Stateside, while the United States Census of 2020 is still being counted, Michigan responses are higher than the national average. But some communities in the state are vulnerable to being left out of the official count, particularly amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Also, how the inequalities Black Michiganders discussed at the state’s first Convention of Colored Citizens in 1843 compare with those Black Americans still face today. Plus, kids and parents negotiate privacy and trust in the age of smartphone tracking.

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Michigan’s census response rate is near the top, but its communities of color will likely be undercounted

  • Kurt Metzger is the mayor of Pleasant Ridge in southeast Michigan and the founder and director emeritus of Data Driven Detroit.

West Michigan’s growing Latino communities face barriers to census participation

  • Daniela Rojas-Cortés is the Fund Development and Communications Manager at the Hispanic Center of Western Michigan.

Equal Rights, Voting and Education: issues from the 1843 Colored People’s Convention in Detroit

  • Jillian Reese is Curator of Exhibits at the Michigan History Center.

Kids These Days: Let’s talk about teens and phones

  • Kids These Days is a new podcast from Michigan Radio. It offers an insider’s perspective on what it’s like to be a teenager today.
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