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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.

The Geography of College Opportunity

Many elite schools—and even state universities—are in remote locations. But most students stick close to home.

How Boston Encourages U.S. Citizenship

The city's broad-scale effort helps eligible legal residents navigate the tricky and costly process of applying for citizenship. 

Black College Graduates Leave With Diplomas and Debt—a Lot of Debt

Major gaps in student loan borrowing persist between black and white college students.

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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.

The Geography of College Opportunity

Many elite schools—and even state universities—are in remote locations. But most students stick close to home.

How Boston Encourages U.S. Citizenship

The city's broad-scale effort helps eligible legal residents navigate the tricky and costly process of applying for citizenship. 

Black College Graduates Leave With Diplomas and Debt—a Lot of Debt

Major gaps in student loan borrowing persist between black and white college students.

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.