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CURRENT EVENT | OCTOBER 7, 2021

2020 Census Shows Increased Diversity

​​The U.S. Census Bureau has released results of the 2020 census, a head count of U.S. residents administered every 10 years. The statistics show that the American population has become much more diverse, and more people are identifying with multiple races. Census data are used to draw new voting districts that reflect the racial and ethnic make-up of the population, which impacts representation. Bureau officials estimate that several minority groups were likely undercounted this time, potentially affecting redistricting and resource allocation. Listen to learn more about the results of the 2020 census and how difficult conditions during the count may have influenced the results.

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Listening Comprehension Questions

  • What was one of Malala Yousafzai’s first experiences with the dangers of religious extremism?
  • After miraculously surviving her attack, what has Malala focused her work on?
  • What is the message that Malala is trying to send to those in power?
  • What does Malala want to do in the future?
  • What are the goals of Malala’s mission to support girls?

Discussion Themes

  • What is your opinion on Malala’s message about the power of education?
  • Why do you think that ISIS might want to silence people like Malala?

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