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Minorities in Homogenous Communities | America by the Numbers

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Learn about the complexity of being a minority in a majority-Caucasian community, in this clip from America by the Numbers. Hear from Joshua "Hoss" Hoston, the only African American firefighter in his town. Find out how the demographic shifts in Northern Idaho since the 1990s have affected him and his family.

Schools and Diversity in a Changing America | America by the Numbers

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Coeur d'Alene is a majority-Caucasian community in northern Idaho. Find out how schools in the area have tackled issues of diversity, in this clip from America by the Numbers. Learn about the public middle school that uses education to promote tolerance, but has faced backlash from the community. You will also hear from teachers at a private Christian school who say they want to guard against a loss of religion in their classrooms.

Island of Warriors | America by the Numbers: Episode 2

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Learn about Pacific Islanders in the U.S. military and the medical service they get after returning home. In this episode, Maria Hinojosa visits Guam, a United States territory in the Pacific, to speak to some of the island's veterans. Pacific Islanders serve in disproportionally high numbers, at a rate three times higher than the rest of the country, and have suffered the highest casualty rates in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Explore why Guam's returning veterans say they can't get the healthcare they need.

The New Deciders | America By The Numbers

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America By The Numbers with Maria Hinojosa takes a look at power and politics, tracking new voters getting engaged in the political process and exerting influence in towns and cities across the nation. The New Deciders presents surprising numbers and gripping storytelling to demonstrate how demographic changes will impact the 2016 election and beyond.

Healthcare for Guam's Veterans | America by the Numbers

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Learn about treatments the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is providing to support military veterans in Guam, in this clip from America by the Numbers. Many citizens of Guam say they are not getting the help they deserve, particularly in the field of mental health. This clip examines the resources and institutions available for Guamanian veterans.

Black Republicans and Black Lives Matter Activists Talk Politics | The New Deciders

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Markeece Young is a 20-year old black Republican blogger and one of the youngest delegates to the 2016 North Carolina GOP Convention. Holden Cession, Irving Allen and April Parker are community activists and the founders of Black Lives Matter in Greensboro, NC. America By The Numbers brings them together for a roundtable discussion with Maria Hinojosa about the 2016 election. 

Arab Americans Fight Islamophobia Through Politics | The New Deciders

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In the state of Ohio, hate crimes against Arab Americans have risen sharply this election season. America By The Numbers meets two Arab Americans who are getting engaged in politics: Sarah Mohammad, president of the Muslim Students Association at Cleveland State University, and Sherrie Miday, a Christian of Egyptian heritage who is the only Arab American running for office in Ohio in 2016.

Asian American Candidates Compete for the Asian Vote | The New Deciders

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America By The Numbers profiles Asian American candidates compete for California State Senate District 29, where the Asian American community has grown by over 130% since the 1990s. Taiwanese American Republican Ling Ling Chang is facing off with Korean American Democrat Sukhee Kang. 

The Effects of War: Roland Ada's Story | America by the Numbers

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Learn about the effects of war on the veterans in Guam, in this clip from America by the Numbers. Guam has the largest percentage of veterans in the United States and its territories, but ranked last in per capita spending on medical care by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. In this clip, Iraq War Veteran Roland Ada explains how his past experiences in the war affect his daily life.

Guam Veterans Roundtable | America by the Numbers

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Find out why many of the citizens of Guam choose to serve in the military, and what their experiences mean to them, in this clip from America by the Numbers. Many veterans struggle with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as a result of their service. But after returning home, many Guamanian veterans say they struggle to get the healthcare they need from the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Our Private Idaho | America by the Numbers: Episode 3

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The American suburbs are becoming more diverse, but the "exurbs" that surround them remain largely Caucasian. Learn about these more homogenous areas of the country, and examine some of the issues they face. White Americans account for only 6 percent of the total population growth nationwide, but they make up 73 percent of growth in exurban areas. In this episode, visit Coeur d'Alene, Idaho—a majority Caucasian town that successfully ousted the Aryan Nations in 2000. Hear from some of the residents about their views on diversity and community.

Conservative Families in a Changing America | America by the Numbers

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Learn why some white American families are moving out of cities, beyond suburbs, to "exurbs," in this clip from America by the Numbers. Hear from the Boland family, who moved from Los Angeles to Northern Idaho, in search of a quieter life, with a focus on conservative, Christian values.

Rocking the Vote Latino Evangelical Style | The New Deciders

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America By The Numbers visits one of the largest mega-churches in Florida, where Latino evangelical pastors Gabriel and Jeanette Salguero host a civic engagement for their 4,000 parishioners. Undocumented immigrant Maria Lozano explains the importance of registering new voters even though she herself cannot vote.