America by the Numbers
America's Rapidly Changing Demographics

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Mainstream, USA
Clarkston, Georgia, one of America's most diverse square miles, was designated as a refugee resettlement site in the 1980s and is now home to people from more than 40 different…
Island of Warriors
Pacific Islanders serve in the U.S. military in disproportionally high numbers, and have suffered the highest casualty rates in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The men and women of…
Our Private Idaho
American suburbs are becoming more diverse, but the "exurbs" that surround them remain overwhelmingly white. In fact, while whites account for only eight percent of total U.S. population growth, they…
Native American Boomtown
The Bakken oil boom is bringing billions of dollars and tens of thousands of jobs to North Dakota. A substantial part of the oil production is concentrated on an Indian…
Politics of the New South
Anchor Maria Hinojosa returns to Clarkston, Georgia, home to more than 40 different nationalities, to document its November 2013 city council and mayoral election -- with three former refugees on…
Pass or Fail in Cambodia Town
Asian Americans are the best-educated and highest-income ethnic group in the United States. They are often referred to as the "model minority," suggesting that all Asians are successful in school…
Surviving Year One
The U.S. spends more on healthcare than any other nation, and the biggest portion goes toward pregnancy and childbirth. Despite this, infant mortality rates are appalling. To find out more…
The New Mad Men
With a collective purchasing power of $3 trillion, people of color are quickly becoming the nation's most sought-after consumers. Iconic brands are re-examining their marketing strategies in order to stay…

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