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Opinion

Women in Low-Wage Jobs Are Underpaid and Overloaded

Despite holding better educational credentials than ever before, women continue to make up two-thirds of the workers earning $10.10 per hour or less.

Will Free Online Courses Ever Replace a College Education?

MOOCs haven't stolen students away from brick-and-mortar universities. Instead, they've become a genre of their own.

Hispanic Congregation Revives Historic Baptist Church in South Carolina

A white Baptist church reaches out to its new neighbors in Spartanburg's "Little Mexico."  

How Car Ownership Helps the Working Poor Get Ahead

Access to public transit helps, but it's not enough to connect some workers with economic opportunity.

These Tea Partiers Aren't Anti-Immigration. They Just Want to Close the Border.

Tea Party Members in Spartanburg and Greenville mobilize as their communities welcome growing numbers of immigrants.

Opinion

Do You Have Emergency Savings to Get You Through a Crisis?

Half of Americans have no retirement assets, and those who do often neglect their rainy-day fund in favor of longer-term goals.

Working the Drive-Thru Window for 12 Years Without Papers

An undocumented woman from Honduras counts the days until her deportation from South Carolina.

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Opinion

Women in Low-Wage Jobs Are Underpaid and Overloaded

Despite holding better educational credentials than ever before, women continue to make up two-thirds of the workers earning $10.10 per hour or less.

Will Free Online Courses Ever Replace a College Education?

MOOCs haven't stolen students away from brick-and-mortar universities. Instead, they've become a genre of their own.

Hispanic Congregation Revives Historic Baptist Church in South Carolina

A white Baptist church reaches out to its new neighbors in Spartanburg's "Little Mexico."  

How Car Ownership Helps the Working Poor Get Ahead

Access to public transit helps, but it's not enough to connect some workers with economic opportunity.

These Tea Partiers Aren't Anti-Immigration. They Just Want to Close the Border.

Tea Party Members in Spartanburg and Greenville mobilize as their communities welcome growing numbers of immigrants.

Opinion

Do You Have Emergency Savings to Get You Through a Crisis?

Half of Americans have no retirement assets, and those who do often neglect their rainy-day fund in favor of longer-term goals.

Working the Drive-Thru Window for 12 Years Without Papers

An undocumented woman from Honduras counts the days until her deportation from South Carolina.

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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.