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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.

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.

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.