Silvia Foster-Frau

Washington, D.C.

Multiculturalism reporter

Education: Grinnell College, BA in English

Silvia Foster-Frau writes for The Washington Post about the nation’s emergence as a predominantly multicultural society, exploring its changing racial, ethnic and cultural demographics, and telling the stories of everyday Americans affected by and a part of such change. Foster-Frau joined The Post in February 2021 after more than four years working at the San Antonio Express-News in Texas, where she covered immigration and border affairs, reporting in depth on separated families, border security and immigration courts. She was also the paper’s lead reporter on the 2017 Sutherland Springs mass
Latest from Silvia Foster-Frau

Floods test Vermont’s quaint mountain towns in age of climate change

Towns dotting Vermont’s mountain valleys are a major draw for the state’s tourism industry. But their topography is also a vulnerability in a changing climate.

July 12, 2023

After court decision, personal stories of affirmative action emerge

The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that race-conscious admissions programs at Harvard and the University of North Carolina violate the Constitution.

June 30, 2023

In Black-led Compton, a Latino majority fights for political power

The city known for its Black culture is now majority Latino. But its leadership remains largely Black. A group of Latino vaqueros want to change that.

May 18, 2023

N.C. governor vetoes 12-week abortion ban, setting up fight with GOP lawmakers

The North Carolina governor, a Democrat, has vetoed the state's 12-week abortion ban but the state legislature could still override his action.

May 13, 2023

Texas shooter’s diary charts decade-long path to violence

The shooter in the Allen, Tex., mass killing showed signs of extreme hate as far back as 2013, but his online postings don’t spell out a clear motive, analysts say.

May 12, 2023

Texas mall shooter’s ‘neo-Nazi ideation’ shocks Latino community

Since the mass killing in Allen, Tex., Latino residents say they've been grappling with the shooter's identity and discussing racism within their own community.

May 12, 2023

In two states, gun violence pits blue cities against red legislatures

The recent mass killings in Southern states have illuminated the gaping chasm between the priorities of Democratic cities and their Republican-led states.

April 23, 2023

Latinos leaving Catholicism and organized religion, study says

About 30 percent of Latino adults are not religiously affiliated, a dramatic increase from just 10 percent in 2010, a new Pew Research Center report found.

April 21, 2023

After school shooting, Nashville’s Christian community grapples with guns

A look at how the "buckle of the Bible Belt" contends with the question of gun control.

April 2, 2023

Survivors of a mass killing face another in Nashville

Shaundelle Brooks, Aubrey Beasley and Joylyn Bukovac had already been touched by America's greatest shames: a mass shooting. In Nashville, the shooting took them right back to the trauma of their past.

April 1, 2023