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What It's Like to Be a Latino Entrepreneur in Silicon Valley

With the help of Manos Accelerator, Latino start-ups try to break into the tech world's 'white boys club.'

Children Still Struggle to Read in the Neighborhood Where the Latino-Rights Movement Began

Cesar Chavez dropped out of school to work the fields near Mayfair more than 70 years ago. Now a group of local parents is determined to keep other Latino children from having...

It's Hard Out There for a Bay Area Conservative

Conservatives in Northern California "have been beaten into submission," says Chris Pareja, host of a weekly political television show in Silicon Valley.

How California Is Making Life Easier for Undocumented Immigrants

While the federal government dithers on immigration reform, California has taken action to become the most immigrant-friendly state.

Obama's Proposed Executive Action Doesn't Touch the Roots of Immigration Dysfunction

Any steps the White House may soon take won't address the real immigration problem.

Is This the End of the Line for Louisiana's Vietnamese Shrimpers?

When Vietnamese came to Louisiana, shrimping was a natural job for those with limited English and few other options. But after Hurrican Katrina and the Gulf oil spill, Vietname...

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...

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What It's Like to Be a Latino Entrepreneur in Silicon Valley

With the help of Manos Accelerator, Latino start-ups try to break into the tech world's 'white boys club.'

Children Still Struggle to Read in the Neighborhood Where the Latino-Rights Movement Began

Cesar Chavez dropped out of school to work the fields near Mayfair more than 70 years ago. Now a group of local parents is determined to keep other Latino children from having...

It's Hard Out There for a Bay Area Conservative

Conservatives in Northern California "have been beaten into submission," says Chris Pareja, host of a weekly political television show in Silicon Valley.

How California Is Making Life Easier for Undocumented Immigrants

While the federal government dithers on immigration reform, California has taken action to become the most immigrant-friendly state.

Obama's Proposed Executive Action Doesn't Touch the Roots of Immigration Dysfunction

Any steps the White House may soon take won't address the real immigration problem.

Is This the End of the Line for Louisiana's Vietnamese Shrimpers?

When Vietnamese came to Louisiana, shrimping was a natural job for those with limited English and few other options. But after Hurrican Katrina and the Gulf oil spill, Vietname...

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...

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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.