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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...

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.

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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...

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.

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.