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Next America - Photos 2012 / THE NEXT AMERICA

Diverse Views–PICTURES

April 30, 2012

Pictures of events across America's diverse communities.

One of every nine American children has seen parents lose jobs during the Great Recession and now face a future riddled with uncertainty. Read more on what happens to the children of the unemployed.(Nancy Cook)

To improve the graduation rates among African-American men, the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation aims to dispel the notion that this group is underrepresented in institutions of higher learning. Read more about the study.(AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Advanced studies, including in the sciences by graduate students, is a major factor in minorities moving into middle class. Read more on how education is key for immigrant success.(David Calvert for AP)


One voice: Taking the oath of citizenship in English on July 4. Read more on how language can unite or divide America.(Jack Kurtz/

New research shows race and education play a big role in the welfare of American adults. Read more about how most Americans do better than their parents.(AP Photo/Gene Blythe)

More than 100 university presidents signed a letter urging Congress and the White House to compromise on solution that would grant legal status to foreign-born graduates. Read more on the report that found foreign-born inventors were involved with 76 percent of patents awarded to top U.S. universities.(UPI/Art Foxall)


Asians have outpaced Hispanics as the largest demographic moving into the U.S. since about 2009, according to a report released by Pew Research Center. Read more about additional findings from the survey.(AP Photo/Matt York)

As the 2012 elections gear up, there is no clear indication of how Hispanic evangelicals will vote. Read more on which way Hispanic evangelicals will turn in November.(AP Photo/Tina Fineberg)

President Barack Obama speaks at a campaign fundraiser sponsored by the LGBT community at a Los Angeles hotel. See our slideshow of celebrities who have attended events in support of Obama.(AP Photo/Reed Saxon)


The GOP named its newest round of "Young Guns," in recognition of its up-and-coming freshmen. Read more on how the group includes several new diverse faces.(Chet Susslin)

The rate of infant mortality among people of color is higher than that of whites. Read more about a new report on maternal mortality.

About 40 percent of the 40 million foreign-born residents living in the U.S. are naturalized citizens. Read more about America's foreign-born demographic.


A proposal to update the U.S. visa system might include financial incentives for workers to return to their home countries. Read more about the proposal for a visa auction to generate funds for the government and alleviate overflow of immigrants.(AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

In this photo taken on Tuesday, April 20, 2010, CedarLane Middle School students take a Chinese Language and Culture class in the Hacienda Heights area of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes) Read more on how stereotypes like the model minority myth are plaguing America's educational system.(AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Photographs of missing Central American migrants lay on the steps of Mexico City's Basilica de Guadalupe, placed by their mothers who annually retrace their children's steps, looking for clues into their disappearances. Read more on recent data that shows child immigrant detentions are on the rise.(AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)


President Barack Obama participates in an interview with Robin Roberts of ABC's Good Morning America, in the Cabinet Room of the White House, May 9, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) Read more and follow The Next America and National Journal's ongoing coverage of the same-sex marriage issue.(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Many tobacco workers who are immigrants tend the fields across the South. Read more about the changing face of labor unions.(AP Photo/Ed Reinke)

In this May 12, 2008 file photo, young supporters cheering for Democratic presidential hopeful, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., at a rally in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) Read more about how the Obama campaign is making another push for young voters in the 2012 election.(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)


Members of Ballet Folklorico Mexicano de Georgetown perform before President Barack Obama speaks at a celebration of Cinco de Mayo in the White House Rose May 3. Read our coverage of the Americanization of Cinco de Mayo.(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Charles Balogh, from Alexandria, Va., demonstrates at the Supreme Court in Washington April 25 as the justices hear arguments regarding Arizona's "show me your papers" immigration law.(AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Raul Murrillo director of Hermandad Mexicana Nacional, far left, joins the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles during a vigil outside Los Angeles Federal court to denounce Arizona's immigration enforcement April 24. The Supreme Court will referee another major clash between the Obama administration and the states as it hears arguments over Arizona's crackdown on illegal immigrants.(AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)


President Barack Obama helps a little boy roll his egg to the finish line during the annual White House Easter Egg Roll, Monday, April 9, 2012, on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. In the background, at left are Malia Obama and Sasha Obama.   (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)  

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