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Killing Them Softly: The Juvenile Justice System Is Complicit in Lost Lives

The United States has one of the most draconian prison policies in the world when it comes to juvenile offenders.

Whites Have More Debt Than Latinos and Blacks

But with more access to debt, whites also have far more wealth.

At Intel, Women and Employees of Color are Worth Twice As Much As White Men

Intel began offering employees double the referral bonus for new hires who are women and people of color. Will this be enough to change Silicon Valley's 'white boy' image?

Starbucks Leads Companies in Hiring 100,000 'Disconnected Youth'

The coffee giant and 16 other major corporations pledge to reach their goal by 2018.

Buying While Black at Honda Costs Customers Millions

If you're Black, Latino, or Asian and you bought a Honda, you might have paid too much for the car—or at least more than a White person.

The Latina Democrat Setting the National Agenda

From sick days to diapers, Lorena Gonzalez is shifting her party's focus toward the practical concerns of working Americans.

D.C. and New York City Could be Next in Giving the Vote to Noncitizens


White House: Close the Opportunity Gap, the Whole Country Gets Richer

If the United States closed the gap in labor force participation between White men and men of color 16 to 54, the total U.S. GDP would increase by two percent.

What the Heck is Chicano-Con?

For times, dates, to connect, or to check out more photos, visit the Chicano-Con Facebook page .

Uncle Sam Still Wants You, Immigrants, Despite Army Cuts

The Army needs to fill quotas, and immigrants can gain citizenship in the process.

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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.