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NEW YORK — New York City is facing the challenge of being more welcoming and welcoming than it was just a few years ago.

The city is home to some of the country’s most high-profile and most diverse religions, and the New York Times recently named it the most diverse city in the country.

But a new study published in the journal Science indicates that many of those communities feel less welcome than they used to.

The paper analyzed census data from 2013 and found that there are more than 100,000 fewer people of color than at the same time five decades ago.

In New York, that number is 2.5 percent lower.

“We are now seeing a real shift from one where it was very, very rare for a school to be predominantly white and mostly black to one where you’re seeing that the majority of the students are of color,” says co-author Shauna Tait, an associate professor of sociology at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

“There’s no longer an expectation that schools will be predominantly in a certain demographic.”

It was not clear why that shift had happened.

The census data show that the number of white students at New York public schools dropped from about 2.4 percent of the school population in 2013 to 1.9 percent in 2015.

The number of black students, meanwhile, rose from 2.7 percent of students in 2013, to 2.9 and now stands at about 3 percent.

The decline in white students was not reflected in the number at schools that were not predominantly white.

In 2014, about 6 percent of all New York Public School students were black.

Now that number has fallen to about 3.3 percent, with a large majority of students white.

That shift was especially pronounced at schools with large numbers of Hispanic students.

In 2013, Hispanic students made up less than 0.4 of the student population at all schools.

By 2015, that proportion had jumped to 0.6 percent, according to the data.

The report’s findings are particularly troubling because they suggest that many New York school districts are doing little to address the diversity challenges faced by students of color.

“If you’re going to be inclusive, you need to be more responsive,” says Tait.

“You need to get people to feel comfortable.”

One way to do that, she says, is by providing greater opportunities for minority students.

“For people of Color in New York to succeed, it’s about the quality of the educational experiences they have,” she says.

The study looked at the demographics of about 9,500 students in more than 2,700 schools.

It looked at both students who attend school regularly and those who are absent or enrolled in a special education program.

Researchers found that the racial and ethnic makeup of students at schools varied widely.

“The diversity of students is just a function of their age, their ethnicity, their sex,” says study co-senior author Ravi Bhatnagar, a professor of social work and sociology at Columbia University.

For instance, Bhatna says, the number and proportion of white and Asian students who attended school regularly varied from 10 percent to about 20 percent.

But, he adds, the percentage of Hispanic and black students who did not attended school at all varied from about 30 percent to more than 60 percent.

Bhatninagar says there are two possible explanations for the variation.

The first is that many schools are not sufficiently diverse, which could lead to students of various races feeling more comfortable at school.

“But if you’re doing the best you can, it does depend on how much you’re willing to do,” he says.

“I think it’s fair to say that in a city that has a lot of diversity, that diversity has been a challenge.

We’ve had more of it.”

The second explanation is that students are choosing to attend less-diverse schools, which leads to fewer opportunities for diversity, he says, noting that some schools have begun to expand their academic offerings in recent years.

The researchers suggest that this is a more general problem, with schools that are less diverse trying to fill their classrooms with more students from diverse backgrounds.

“It’s not just about the schools themselves,” says Bhatnova.

“They’re also the communities of schools that they serve.”

But there is one school that could be making a big difference: The Cornerstone Christian Academy in the Bronx, where a large number of students are Hispanic.

The academy has an enrollment of more than 6,000 students and is home of the New Yorker Academy, a program that gives students the opportunity to work in the schools and learn from their peers.

“Our goal is to create a safe, inclusive community where all children are welcome and can thrive,” said Jennifer Pascucci, the school’s president and CEO.

She says she is proud of the work the academy has done to be a leader in helping its students thrive.

“This is a place where we can be part of a larger community