A city-by-city look at a transforming U.S. population
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There are problems with the narrative that visas are letting foreigners take Americans’ jobs at lower wages.
A Republican-led battle to weaken labor unions may have helped Trump win in several Democratic bastions in the Midwest.
Immigrant laborers, who make up most of North Carolina’s urban construction workforce, aren’t afraid of Trump.
Minnesota’s Twin Cities, one of the most prosperous areas in the nation, is reckoning with its inequities.
Minneapolis’ large Somali community made it through a grueling screening process in order to enter the country. Now, earning a living in the U.S. is proving difficult for younger generations.
A Minneapolis community seeks to counteract centuries of federal policies that have put its people at a disadvantage.
It’s difficult to determine who is “good” without making some troubling assumptions.
A civil-rights movement unfolds in Minneapolis, the city with the most-celebrated urban green spaces in the country.
They’re contributing billions of dollars a year to Social Security, but may never reap any retirement benefits from it.
Start with simple questions, and establish a baseline of trust.
Richmond was once the epicenter of black finance. What happened there explains the decline of black-owned banks across the country.
At the Richmond Alternative School in Virginia, 97 percent of students are black and 87 percent are poor, and the city just outsourced their education.
While American companies fixate on Latino consumers, the growth of Asian American buying power is outpacing everyone else’s.
Two sociologists recently looked into whether the barriers facing people of color in the U.S. make it harder for most new arrivals to build wealth.
At least not for what landscapers want to pay.
Once considered the fastest-shrinking city in America, Youngstown, Ohio, decided it would stop trying return to its former glory. The years since haven’t been easy—but they could have been a lot worse.
As Rust Belt cities focus on attracting immigrants to boost their economy, some longtime African American residents fear that plans for revitalization will leave them out.
American-Indian cooking has all the makings of a culinary trend, but it’s been limited by many diners’ unfamiliarity with its dishes and its loaded history.
A new study from Cleveland looks at the correlations between living conditions and kindergarten readiness.
So much about selling legal cannabis remains to be worked out—including the industry’s gender norms.
With its ruling in Texas v. United States, millions of immigrant workers and their employers face an uncertain future.
Next America: Communities is a project of The Atlantic, supported by a grant from Emerson Collective.