April 17, 2015 -
The Welcoming America movement, which has its roots in the South, is being hailed by a White House task force as a model approach for helping communities be more proactive in addressing immigration.
March 6, 2015 -
A recent report called "States of Change" produced by three national think tanks outlines 10 trends that will re-shape the American electorate, including a rise in the number of states that are majority-minority. Is your state one of the 22 expected to hit that milestone by 2060?
February 6, 2015 -
Backlash against the South's recent rapid growth in the immigrant population may be contributing to the region's negative response to the president's executive action on immigration. But demographic trends may be fueling a more welcoming environment in the region's cities.
January 23, 2015 -
An Institute analysis of who turned out for the 2014 midterm election in North Carolina finds small but steady increases in engagement among voters of color. Could they make the difference in the state in 2016?
December 8, 2014 -
As the national debate over immigration rages on, some Southern mayors are taking steps to carry out the President's executive order protecting millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation -- even while most Southern states are suing to block the policy.
November 19, 2014 -
A national conference for racial justice advocates held in Dallas last week considered how changing racial demographics present both opportunities and challenges for advancing racial justice in the country and in the South.
October 30, 2014 -
Statewide races in Georgia for U.S. Senate and governor seem to be getting closer and closer in each new poll. The outcomes may be decided by how many new voters and people of color turn out to vote -- an issue that may be directly affected by a court ruling on disputed voter registration forms.