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New Interactive Maps Illustrate Persistent Housing Segregation in America
FRIDAY, MAY 04, 2018

New Interactive Maps Illustrate Persistent Housing Segregation in America

Startling new maps from the Anti-Discrimination Center vividly show the depth and breadth of residential segregation in the United States.  Powered by Social Explorer, the maps allow the public to explore at the state, county, census tract, and census block group levels.  Fifty years after the passage of the Fair Housing Act, residential segregation remains a fixture in American life. These interactive maps uncover extreme segregation in ways that mo... more
Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge in the NY Times on the Census Citizenship Question
TUESDAY, APR 03, 2018

Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge in the NY Times on the Census Citizenship Question

In "Are You a U.S. Citizen? How a 2020 Census Question Could Affect States," New York Times reporter Alicia Parlapiano explores the affects that the potential undercount in the next census could have on federal funding and congressional redistricting. The newly announced citizenship question asks whether or not people are legal citizens, which critics fear could discourage people from filling out the form.  Social Explorer's co-founder and president Andrew Beveridge... more
Andrew Beveridge in Slate.com on the Citizenship Question
THURSDAY, MAR 29, 2018

Andrew Beveridge in Slate.com on the Citizenship Question

Social Explorer president and co-founder explains the impact of adding the citizenship question to the upcoming census. Check out the full interview in "The Power to Reshape Our Politics" by Slate's Isaac Chotiner. On Monday, the Commerce Department declared that it would ask people in the upcoming census whether they were American citizens. Long rumored, this decision—assuming it survives the legal challenges that are already arising&... more
Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge in Talking Points Memo on Census
WEDNESDAY, MAR 28, 2018

Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge in Talking Points Memo on Census

The decision to add a new citizenship question to the upcoming Census 2020 has sparked debates about its impact. In the Talking Points Memo article "The Census Will Ask A Question It Already Knows Spooks Immigrant Communities" by Tierney Sneed, Social Explorer's co-founder and president Andrew Beveridge comments on how the addition of the question could depress responses.  In even the best environment, adding questions without proper testing and messaging can confus... more
Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge Talks Gerrymandering on Forward Nation Radio
MONDAY, FEB 19, 2018

Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge Talks Gerrymandering on Forward Nation Radio

Hear Social Explorer's co-founder and president Andrew Beveridge on the latest episode of Forward Nation Radio. Host David Leventhal interviews Beveridge about the Supreme Court redistricting case Gill v. Whitford, the contested Pennsylvania redistricting plan and more. Beveridge shares insight on the redistricting process, his experience in the field, and the potential impact of recent gerrymandering cases on equal representation. Dr. Beveridge helped write an ... more
Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge on CNN Discussing Citizenship and the Census [VIDEO]
SUNDAY, JAN 28, 2018

Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge on CNN Discussing Citizenship and the Census [VIDEO]

Social Explorer's co-founder and president Andrew Beveridge appeared on CNN's Smerconish Show along with Justin Levitt of Loyola Law School this weekend to discuss the ramifications of adding a question about citizenship to the Decennial Census.  Host Michael Smerconish introduced the citizenship question issue: If the Justice Department gets its way, the census takers who go door to door in 2020 will be asking a new question--one about citizens... more
Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge on Counting Citizenship in the Washington Post
THURSDAY, JAN 25, 2018

Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge on Counting Citizenship in the Washington Post

A new article in The Washington Post features Social Explorer co-founder and president Andrew Beveridge. In "Potential citizenship question in 2020 Census could shift power to rural America," reporter Michael Scherer writes about the renewed push for the Census Bureau to count citizens and its potential impact: A request by the Justice Department to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census could shift the nation’s balance of political power from cities t... more
Social Explorer’s Andrew Beveridge Collaborates on Pennsylvania Gerrymandering Case Brief
TUESDAY, JAN 23, 2018

Social Explorer’s Andrew Beveridge Collaborates on Pennsylvania Gerrymandering Case Brief

Yesterday, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court struck down the state’s congressional district map on the grounds that it was too partisan. Social Explorer Co-Founder and CEO Andrew Beveridge contributed to an amicus brief for the trial filed by the law firm Paul Weiss. Professor Beveridge is a nationally recognized research scholar in the area of redistricting and an expert on drawing district lines. In a five to two opinion, the judges wrote that the boundaries "clearly, plainl... more
Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge in Talking Points Memo on the Census
FRIDAY, JAN 12, 2018

Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge in Talking Points Memo on the Census

Population equality is the main criteria for creating legislative districts in the US, but many political forces, fortified by the Trump administration, could drastically alter how people are counted and how districts are drawn. The Talking Points Memo article "Trump DOJ Could Effectively Be Reviving A Long-Term Attack On Voting Rights" by Tierney Sneed delves into the issues from court challenges to agency leadership. Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge comments on the... more
Social Explorer’s Andrew Beveridge in Supreme Court Amicus Brief
WEDNESDAY, SEP 06, 2017

Social Explorer’s Andrew Beveridge in Supreme Court Amicus Brief

A challenge to a partisan redistricting plan in Wisconsin goes before the Supreme Court this fall in the case of Gill v. Whitford. In the New York Times article “The New Front in the Gerrymandering Wars: Democracy vs. Math,” Emily Bazelon writes of the significance of the case, “The outcome of the Supreme Court’s decision in Gill v. Whitford is likely to shape American politics for years and perhaps decades to come." Social Explorer Co-Founder and... more