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New Jersey Is Working to Build a Diverse New Generation of Science and Tech Innovators

The state that gave the world the light bulb, the silicon transistor, and the antibiotic streptomycin looks to lead the way again.

Family Detention for Central American Refugees Is Inhumane

Our government's response so far to the border crisis has been an international embarrassment. 

Redesigning Remedial Math

The New Mathways Project aims to get more students up to speed, faster, by rethinking how math is taught.

It's Time to End the Federal Ban Preventing Some Poor Women From Accessing Abortions

In the four decades of legal, safe abortion, it has remained unaffordable and unavailable for far too many, particularly women of color.

They Crossed the Border as Unaccompanied Minors to Reunite With Their Mom

"I was very, very scared. I came with people I didn't know."

A Simple but Critical Fix Is Needed Now for the Nation's Disability System

Unless Congress acts--and soon--the modest insurance benefits that Social Security Disability Insurance provides will be cut by 20 percent.

How a Public Chinese Immersion School Is Desegregating St. Louis

The Chinese School brings together students from the suburbs and the inner city in one of America's most racially divided cities.   

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New Jersey Is Working to Build a Diverse New Generation of Science and Tech Innovators

The state that gave the world the light bulb, the silicon transistor, and the antibiotic streptomycin looks to lead the way again.

Family Detention for Central American Refugees Is Inhumane

Our government's response so far to the border crisis has been an international embarrassment. 

Redesigning Remedial Math

The New Mathways Project aims to get more students up to speed, faster, by rethinking how math is taught.

It's Time to End the Federal Ban Preventing Some Poor Women From Accessing Abortions

In the four decades of legal, safe abortion, it has remained unaffordable and unavailable for far too many, particularly women of color.

They Crossed the Border as Unaccompanied Minors to Reunite With Their Mom

"I was very, very scared. I came with people I didn't know."

A Simple but Critical Fix Is Needed Now for the Nation's Disability System

Unless Congress acts--and soon--the modest insurance benefits that Social Security Disability Insurance provides will be cut by 20 percent.

How a Public Chinese Immersion School Is Desegregating St. Louis

The Chinese School brings together students from the suburbs and the inner city in one of America's most racially divided cities.   

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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.