Boys and Men of Color

Race and Ethnicity Data Collection: Beyond Standardization

Many nonwhite populations in the United States have poorer health relative to whites across a wide array of health measures. Many also face greater barriers to accessing high-quality health care than whites, barriers that a growing number of public and private sector actors seeks to eliminate. These efforts, however, have been impaired by an inadequate understanding of race and ethnicity in the U.S. context. What defines a “racial” or “ethnic” group? Why do race and ethnicity matter when it comes to health research and health care?

A Way Out: Creating Partners for Our Nation's Prosperity by Expanding Life Paths of Young Men of Color

During the past twenty-five years, a series of public policies have had a negative impact upon young men from communities of color.

Young African American Males at the Crossroads

The urgent search for solutions to a national crisis.

Black Youth Losing Interest in Military Service

Black enlistments in the military have declined to their lowest level in more than three decades. The downturn is a major problem for the Pentagon, which is trying to increase the size of the Army and Marine Corps. Absent a recession, which would reduce civilian employment opportunities for enlistment-age youth, the only way to enlarge the all-volunteer force (AVF) is to increase the rewards of service – that is, to raise pay, benefits and bonuses. Such a course would increase the Pentagon’s budget, which has nearly tripled during the past seven years to more than $600 billion annually.