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The Next America

Population 2043

Atlanta's Own High Line May Finally Erase Some Racial Divisions

The 22-mile BeltLine paved over railroad tracks that separated dozens of Atlanta neighborhoods and that shaped racial and economic inequality for over a century.

Why Is It So Hard to Talk About Race?

How one woman is reshaping the conversation between black and white people in a town still haunted by racism.

The Most Diverse County in the Southeast Is Run Almost Entirely by White Politicians

It's part of a problematic trend: Americans communities grow more diverse, but their leadership stays the same.

Raising a Daughter in a Detroit Squatting Community

These mostly white squatters have set up "Fireweed Universe City" in abandoned homes throughout a historically black neighborhood.

Arrested Development Takes on Ferguson, Clinton, and Hip-Hop

The "Tennessee" front man says the Michael Brown and Eric Garner cases shouldn't be surprising to anyone who listened to early gangster rap.

Detroit Is a Dream Come True for Iraqi Refugees

When you've grown up in Baghdad and been driven out of your home by militants, even America's most struggling city is a welcome sight.

The Detroit Entrepreneurs You Never Hear About

White millionaires are remaking downtown Detroit. But these small businesses are opening in the struggling neighborhoods where people live. 

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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.