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Is This the End of the Line for Louisiana's Vietnamese Shrimpers?

When Vietnamese came to Louisiana, shrimping was a natural job for those with limited English and few other options. But after Hurrican Katrina and the Gulf oil spill, Vietname...

Eliminating Racial Income Gaps Would Boost GDP By $2.1 Trillion

A new study shows that the U.S. economy—and that of every large metro area—would soar if minorities had equal access and opportunities in the job market. 

The Last Benevolent Club Left in New Orleans Keeps Jazz Funerals Rollin’

Social aid groups, such as the Young Men Olympian Jr. Benevolent Association, once played a vital role in black New Orleans, providing a kind of health insurance and covering f...

In New York, West African Immigrants Cope With Ebola Crisis on Two Fronts

Rather than barricading themselves at home, these immigrant communities are taking action.

Is New Orleans Trying to Deport Undocumented Workers Now That the Rebuilding Is Over?

Federal contractors lured undocumented immigrants to New Orleans after Katrina. Now the city's Latinos want police and immigration agents to stop harassing them.

The Economic Impact of School Discipline

African-American girls are more likely to be suspended and spend time in alternative schools, limiting their lifetime opportunities.

Blacks and Latinos in New Orleans Have Police Harassment in Common

Racial profiling and aggressive immigration enforcement is leading some African-Americans to find solidarity with the Latino workers they once resented.

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Is This the End of the Line for Louisiana's Vietnamese Shrimpers?

When Vietnamese came to Louisiana, shrimping was a natural job for those with limited English and few other options. But after Hurrican Katrina and the Gulf oil spill, Vietname...

Eliminating Racial Income Gaps Would Boost GDP By $2.1 Trillion

A new study shows that the U.S. economy—and that of every large metro area—would soar if minorities had equal access and opportunities in the job market. 

The Last Benevolent Club Left in New Orleans Keeps Jazz Funerals Rollin’

Social aid groups, such as the Young Men Olympian Jr. Benevolent Association, once played a vital role in black New Orleans, providing a kind of health insurance and covering f...

In New York, West African Immigrants Cope With Ebola Crisis on Two Fronts

Rather than barricading themselves at home, these immigrant communities are taking action.

Is New Orleans Trying to Deport Undocumented Workers Now That the Rebuilding Is Over?

Federal contractors lured undocumented immigrants to New Orleans after Katrina. Now the city's Latinos want police and immigration agents to stop harassing them.

The Economic Impact of School Discipline

African-American girls are more likely to be suspended and spend time in alternative schools, limiting their lifetime opportunities.

Blacks and Latinos in New Orleans Have Police Harassment in Common

Racial profiling and aggressive immigration enforcement is leading some African-Americans to find solidarity with the Latino workers they once resented.

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.

 
 
 
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