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Issue: May 11, 2012

Future Arrives to Diversify Small-Town USA

Ready or not, diversity is reshaping places across America unfamiliar with it. That’s creating connections—and collisions.

By Maribel Hastings

Ready or not, diversity is reshaping places across America unfamiliar with it. That’s creating connections—and collisions.

By Maribel Hastings
FROM THE EDITOR

Our Diverse Future

About the Spring 2012 special supplement of National Journal.

THE POLITICS OF CHANGE

Diversity’s Limits

A racial chasm in our politics will serve neither the two parties nor the country.

Migration Patterns Mapped, West and East

Hispanic population grows fastest in the U.S. heartland and to the East.

THE NEXT AMERICA: PROFILE

Seen, Not Heard

Like many members, Utah’s Jason Chaffetz can’t ignore the rising tide of Latinos. But they don’t set his agenda—yet.

THE NEXT AMERICA: ESSAY

Who Is an American?

Through successive waves of immigration, the nation has struggled to define which new arrivals are “fit for our society.”

VIEWPOINT

Charlotte: Growing City, Growing Issues

The executive director of the Latin American Coalition in Charlotte, N.C., is neither Latina nor from North Carolina.