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The Next America

Population 2043

The People of Phoenix Want You to Know They're Not Intolerant

Four years after S.B. 1070 grabbed headlines, Phoenix Republicans adopt a more moderate, inclusive tone. 

Meet the First Undocumented Med-School Student at UC San Francisco

Jirayut Latthivongskorn asked admissions offices around the country if anyone knew of a "Dreamer" who had made it into medical school. No one did. "It was very much like trying...

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.

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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.