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It's Hard Out There for a Bay Area Conservative

Conservatives in Northern California "have been beaten into submission," says Chris Pareja, host of a weekly political television show in Silicon Valley.

California Struggles to Lift All Boats as Economy Improves

New state Senate president pro tempore urges immigration reform, lifting affirmative action ban and aggressively promoting bilingual education.

How California Is Making Life Easier for Undocumented Immigrants

While the federal government dithers on immigration reform, California has taken action to become the most immigrant-friendly state.

Obama's Proposed Executive Action Doesn't Touch the Roots of Immigration Dysfunction

Any steps the White House may soon take won't address the real immigration problem.

Meet the Few African-American Owners in D.C.'s Bar Boom

Still behind in the gentrification game in Washington, H Street Northeast is a good place for African-Americans to open bars.

The New Face of the Marijuana Movement

It isn't about drugs. It's about justice.

High School Graduation Rates Are at an All-Time High, Especially for Latino Students

Education advocates cite decades of intervention as the primary cause, but recession could also be a contributing factor. 

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It's Hard Out There for a Bay Area Conservative

Conservatives in Northern California "have been beaten into submission," says Chris Pareja, host of a weekly political television show in Silicon Valley.

California Struggles to Lift All Boats as Economy Improves

New state Senate president pro tempore urges immigration reform, lifting affirmative action ban and aggressively promoting bilingual education.

How California Is Making Life Easier for Undocumented Immigrants

While the federal government dithers on immigration reform, California has taken action to become the most immigrant-friendly state.

Obama's Proposed Executive Action Doesn't Touch the Roots of Immigration Dysfunction

Any steps the White House may soon take won't address the real immigration problem.

Meet the Few African-American Owners in D.C.'s Bar Boom

Still behind in the gentrification game in Washington, H Street Northeast is a good place for African-Americans to open bars.

The New Face of the Marijuana Movement

It isn't about drugs. It's about justice.

High School Graduation Rates Are at an All-Time High, Especially for Latino Students

Education advocates cite decades of intervention as the primary cause, but recession could also be a contributing factor. 

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.