UAlbany's Logan Among Leading Social Scientists To Present Detailed Analysis of 2000 Census Figures

Contact: Susan Foster (202) 955-9450

The Civil Rights Project

New Data from University Albany Mumford Center Reveals Persistent National Trend of Continued Segregation, Isolation Among Minority Populations in Metropolitan Areas Nationwide

WHAT: Release rankings of the most segregated U.S. metropolitan areas based on 2000 Census data and an analysis of the policy implications raised by national trend

WHEN: Tuesday, April 3, Noon

WHERE: National Press Club, Holeman Lounge, 13th Floor

WHO: Speakers expected to participate in the briefing include:

Gary Orfield, co-director, The Civil Rights Project at Harvard University

John Logan, director, Lewis Mumford Center, State University of New York at Albany

Wade Henderson, executive director, Leadership Conference on Civil Rights

Charles Kamasaki, senior vice president, National Council of LaRaza

Karen Narasaki, executive director, National Asian Pacific American Legal Consortium

Shanna Smith, executive director, National Fair Housing Alliance

EDITOR'S NOTE: State-By-State Census Figures Available Online at

WASHINGTON - March 30, 2001 - As the nation becomes more ethnically and culturally diverse, new U.S. Census data is revealing a powerful national trend of continued segregation among minority groups living in metropolitan areas nationwide. The policy implications of these new segregation statistics will be addressed by a multi-racial group of civil rights leaders during Tuesday's briefing at the National Press Club.

A ranking of the most segregated metropolitan areas in the country and an analysis of the changing patterns for blacks, Latinos, Asians and whites will also be released during the briefing along with a number of recommendations for addressing this national trend. Gary Orfield, co-director of The Civil Rights Project at Harvard University will discuss the policy implications of the new Census figures. John Logan, director of the Lewis Mumford Center for Comparative Urban and Regional Research at State University of New York, Albany, will offer state-by-state analysis of the data. Civil rights and fair housing leaders will react to the data presented.

Members of the media are invited to attend the briefing on Tuesday, April 3 at noon in the Holeman Lounge at the National Press Club. There will be an extended Q&A period during which researchers and representatives of each of the participating organizations will be available to respond to questions on census data for specific metropolitan areas and on the policy implications.

For more information on the briefing, please contact Susan Foster at 202-955-9450.

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