Just Released—More Black than Blue: Politics and Power in the 2019 Black Census
Black people are often spoken about or spoken for, but Black people are rarely listened to.
The Black Census Project aims to set the record straight.
The Black Census is the largest survey of Black people conducted in the United States since Reconstruction. Launched in early 2018, the Black Census Project asked over 30,000 Black people about their experiences, views and opinions about politics, society and the opportunities and challenges facing Black communities and the nation.
As a partner organization, WEPOWER mobilized to collect responses in Missouri.
The findings of the Black Census clarify the diversity of issues that Black people across this country care about and reveal tangible solutions to some of the most pressing challenges facing our communities. Click the report cover to access the full report.
Formerly incarcerated people do not deserve a life sentence. 84% of #BlackCensus respondents favor restoring the voting rights of the formerly incarcerated. What other reforms did respondents want to see? Find out: https://t.co/WreqJeYka2 pic.twitter.com/IYSsNnVX2p— Black Futures Lab (@blackfutureslab) May 29, 2019
Hey 👋🏾 #2020Candidates! 3 in 4 #BlackCensus respondents (that’s 21,900 people) agree that we need to hold police officers responsible for misconduct to improve police-community relations. What’s your plan? We’ll hold. https://t.co/WreqJeYka2 pic.twitter.com/PqyszSxQz0— Black Futures Lab (@blackfutureslab) May 28, 2019
30,000 Black people took the #BlackCensus and 55% of respondents said they’ve had a negative encounter with police at some point. That’s 16,500 people… in JUST our sample. What are politicians going to do to stop bad police behavior? https://t.co/WreqJeYka2 pic.twitter.com/Bpt1OTf3kz— Black Futures Lab (@blackfutureslab) May 28, 2019