In this episode of the Techqueria podcast, Jose Fermoso talks to lawyers and academics about the United States Census, one of the most important civic events in the country. As we prepare to learn about the full results of the 2020 Census, we find out how and why the actions of the Trump administration likely severely and negatively affected the accuracy of the count, especially in Latinx communities, including how congressional apportionments may suffer.
Our guests include:
- Dale Ho,the national Director of Civil Rights at the ACLU and lead counsel in the recent U.S. Supreme Court case New York v. Trump.
- Jose Perez, the chief legal officer of LatinoJustice, one of the non-profits that submitted an amicus brief on behalf of Latinx communities in the above case.
- Natalia Molina, a USC history professor, and 2020 MacArthur Foundation Fellow.
- Onesimo “Ness” Sandoval, a St. Louis University Demographics and Computational Spatial science professor.
- Lara Manzanares, a former enumerator who wrote a fun song about the importance of taking the census.
Produced by Jose Fermoso and Neil Godbole.