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The Ten Colleges That Get the Most Work-Study Aid

The federal financial aid program doesn't always reach students who need it the most. 

The Mayor of Des Moines Wants You to Know His City Is More Interesting Than You Think

Frank Cownie has opposed the governor of Iowa on immigration, welcomes refugees, and deals with employment gaps.

Think Des Moines Is Full of Corn and White People? Think Again.

The city has transformed into a thriving financial hub. But as its population gets more diverse, Des Moines struggles with poverty among some minorities.

Why Syracuse Students Are Protesting

It's not just about proposed scholarship cuts. It's about belonging.

President Obama Backtracked on Immigration Promises for Political Reasons

Postponing action on immigration reform may have been politically smart, but it comes with a serious human cost.

Silicon Valley Thinks It Has the Answer to Its Diversity Problem

Hiring managers continue to fall far short of diversity goals. Enter big data.

Is Bike Sharing for White Gentrifiers?

Meet the people working to make sure the answer to that question is no.

Show More

The Ten Colleges That Get the Most Work-Study Aid

The federal financial aid program doesn't always reach students who need it the most. 

The Mayor of Des Moines Wants You to Know His City Is More Interesting Than You Think

Frank Cownie has opposed the governor of Iowa on immigration, welcomes refugees, and deals with employment gaps.

Think Des Moines Is Full of Corn and White People? Think Again.

The city has transformed into a thriving financial hub. But as its population gets more diverse, Des Moines struggles with poverty among some minorities.

Why Syracuse Students Are Protesting

It's not just about proposed scholarship cuts. It's about belonging.

President Obama Backtracked on Immigration Promises for Political Reasons

Postponing action on immigration reform may have been politically smart, but it comes with a serious human cost.

Silicon Valley Thinks It Has the Answer to Its Diversity Problem

Hiring managers continue to fall far short of diversity goals. Enter big data.

Is Bike Sharing for White Gentrifiers?

Meet the people working to make sure the answer to that question is no.

Show More
 
About The Next America

The Next America explores the political, economic and social impacts of profound racial and cultural change facing our nation. The initiative includes polls, national and local events with thought leaders, magazine supplements and this site. In 2010, Ronald Brownstein wrote a National Journal cover story, explained the impact of a shift to an older, more ethnically diverse America. “The Gray and the Brown: A Generational Mismatch” is the foundation of The Next America.