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Nevada : All For Our Country



Nevada, a western U.S. state, is best known for its bright lights and casinos. But it’s also a land of rugged mountains and ancient petroglyphs. Nevada is the 7th largest state in the US by area. It covers 110,561 square miles (286,351 square kilometers) and has a population of about 3 million

Nevada is located in the Western United States and is bordered by Oregon to the northwest, Idaho to the northeast, California to the west, Arizona to the southeast, and Utah to the east. Nevada is the most mountainous state in the US, with more than 300 mountain ranges. The highest point in Nevada is Boundary Peak, which is 13,143 feet (4,007 meters) above sea level. Nevada also has the largest freshwater lake in the US, Lake Tahoe.

Nevada’s economy is based largely on tourism and gambling. Nevada has more than 30 state parks and recreation areas. Popular tourist destinations include Las Vegas, Reno, Lake Tahoe, and the Nevada Test Site.

Despite its large size, Nevada is one of the most sparsely populated states in the US. About 75% of Nevada’s population lives in Clark County, which contains the Las Vegas-Paradise metropolitan area.

Nevada has a long history of racism. In the early 20th century, Nevada had a number of racist laws on the books, including a ban on interracial marriage. Nevada also had segregated schools and public facilities. These laws were not repealed until the 1950s and 1960s.

In recent years, Nevada has been ranked as one of the most racially diverse states in the US. However, racism still exists in Nevada. In 2019, a study found that Nevada was the 3rd most racist state in the US. The study looked at data from a number of sources, including hate crime rates, racial disparities in education and income, and the proportion of residents who identify as racists.

Nevada is a state located in the western region of the United States. While it is known for its thriving tourism industry, glitz, and glamour, like many other states in the country, it has had its share of issues with racism. Racism in Nevada is not new, and its effects on the Black community have been long-lasting and deeply felt.

One of the most significant effects of racism on Black people in Nevada is economic inequality. According to a report by the National Equity Atlas, Black households in Nevada earn a median income of $41,933 compared to $67,452 for white households. This income disparity can be attributed to a variety of factors, including discrimination in hiring, redlining, and other systemic barriers that make it difficult for Black people to secure employment, housing, and other opportunities.

Racism also affects the education system in Nevada. The state ranks 46th in the country in education, and Black students are more likely to attend underfunded schools. According to the Nevada Department of Education, only 59% of Black students in Nevada graduate high school, compared to 84% of white students. This education gap has long-term effects on Black individuals and the community, limiting access to higher-paying jobs and opportunities for upward mobility.

Furthermore, racism in Nevada has led to a lack of trust in law enforcement among Black people. The state has a history of police brutality and racial profiling, and this has resulted in many Black individuals feeling unsafe and unfairly targeted. This mistrust of law enforcement can have severe consequences, as it makes Black individuals less likely to seek help when they need it and can even result in them being targeted by police.

Racism also affects Black mental health in Nevada. Experiences of racism and discrimination can lead to stress, anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues. The lack of access to mental health resources, coupled with the stigma surrounding mental illness, can make it difficult for Black individuals to seek help.


Sundown town, in U.S. history, a town that excluded nonwhite people—most frequently African Americans—from remaining in town after sunset.

Here is a current list of sundown towns in Nevada. This list has been created by Tougaloo College in Tougaloo, MS. This list is a work in progress. Some cities have been confirmed as sundown towns and some are listed for other or similar reasons.

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