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Why Latinos Don't Caucus in Iowa

There's a well-known rule among Iowa caucus-goers: You have to personally ask for their support. Latinos don't have a history of caucusing because no one asked them.

How Obama Altered History with a Single Hyphen

"I'm the first Kenyan-American to be president of the United States. That goes without saying," Obama said in a speech over the weekend while visiting his ancestral homeland of...

‘Sanctuary Cities’ Are Under Threat From Washington

A proposed bill would withhold hundreds of millions in federal funding from cities for not collaborating with immigration enforcement.

Should the Government Help Eight Million Immigrants Become U.S. citizens?

More than 8 million green-card holders qualify for American citizenship. Members of Congress want to help them become citizens—and voters.

The Three Fastest-Growing Latino Groups Will Surprise You

Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, and Cubans have been dethroned by new contenders.

Why the 'Illegal' Population Stopped Growing

For the first time in decades, the number of undocumented immigrants in the United States has leveled off.

Misty Copeland Aside, Why Are the Arts Still So White?

Latinos and blacks make up nearly one-third of the U.S. workforce, but they are drastically underrepresented in the arts.

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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.