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The Last Benevolent Club Left in New Orleans Keeps Jazz Funerals Rollin’

Social aid groups, such as the Young Men Olympian Jr. Benevolent Association, once played a vital role in black New Orleans, providing a kind of health insurance and covering f...

Is New Orleans Trying to Deport Undocumented Workers Now That the Rebuilding Is Over?

Federal contractors lured undocumented immigrants to New Orleans after Katrina. Now the city's Latinos want police and immigration agents to stop harassing them.

Blacks and Latinos in New Orleans Have Police Harassment in Common

Racial profiling and aggressive immigration enforcement is leading some African-Americans to find solidarity with the Latino workers they once resented.

'American Schools Are Disturbingly Racially Segregated'

Education Department official says Americans have low expectations for minority students.

Don't Call Mitch Landrieu the White Mayor of Black New Orleans

Landrieu has fought hard for racial unity in post-Katrina New Orleans. It's just the city's Latinos who aren't feeling much love.

New Orleans' Post-Katrina Identity Crisis

The Big Easy is back. But what does that mean now?

Do the Most Hipster Thing Possible—Move to Des Moines

Ditch Brooklyn, millennials. The real place to be is Des Moines, a city with a blossoming culture scene, thriving start-ups, and urban beauty.

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The Last Benevolent Club Left in New Orleans Keeps Jazz Funerals Rollin’

Social aid groups, such as the Young Men Olympian Jr. Benevolent Association, once played a vital role in black New Orleans, providing a kind of health insurance and covering f...

Is New Orleans Trying to Deport Undocumented Workers Now That the Rebuilding Is Over?

Federal contractors lured undocumented immigrants to New Orleans after Katrina. Now the city's Latinos want police and immigration agents to stop harassing them.

Blacks and Latinos in New Orleans Have Police Harassment in Common

Racial profiling and aggressive immigration enforcement is leading some African-Americans to find solidarity with the Latino workers they once resented.

'American Schools Are Disturbingly Racially Segregated'

Education Department official says Americans have low expectations for minority students.

Don't Call Mitch Landrieu the White Mayor of Black New Orleans

Landrieu has fought hard for racial unity in post-Katrina New Orleans. It's just the city's Latinos who aren't feeling much love.

New Orleans' Post-Katrina Identity Crisis

The Big Easy is back. But what does that mean now?

Do the Most Hipster Thing Possible—Move to Des Moines

Ditch Brooklyn, millennials. The real place to be is Des Moines, a city with a blossoming culture scene, thriving start-ups, and urban beauty.

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.

 
 
 
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