Distilled Demographics: What Is Race?

Product: Video Series

Author: Mark Mather

Date: February 25, 2015

Distilled Demographics: What Is Race?

Race is a complex topic in the United States: It’s not scientifically based and its definition depends on the social environment. In this installment of Distilled Demographics, demographer Mark Mather, associate vice president of U.S. Programs at PRB, explains the basics of race and its measurement in the U.S. Census, and how our understanding of race could change over time.