Author

Circe Sturm

Circe Sturm

Circe Sturm has taught about race and racism in the US for nearly 25 years, first at the University of Oklahoma and now at the University of Texas at Austin, where she is a Professor of Anthropology and faculty affiliate of the Native Americans and Indigenous Studies program. She is the author of two award winning books, "Blood Politics" and "Becoming Indian."

COMMENTARY

The Native American population increasing by 87% says more about whiteness than about demographics

By: - December 23, 2021

The Native American population in the U.S. grew by a staggering 86.5% between 2010 and 2020, according to the latest U.S. Census – a rate demographers say is impossible to achieve without immigration. Birth rates among Native Americans don’t explain the massive rise in numbers. And there certainly is no evidence of an influx of […]