demographics

Demographers: The South, and its political clout, will keep rising   |   January 22, 2014
In the 20-year span between 2010 and 2030, Harris County, Texas -- home of Houston, the nation's fourth-largest city -- will add more people to its population than the entire...

 

Newcomers change face of Southern politics   |   May 23, 2013
It's no secret that the South is both growing and its demographics changing -- two trends that make this an exciting and volatile moment for the region's politics. As many...

 

Moving South: New data shows Southern region attracting most newcomers   |   December 6, 2012
Not as many people are moving between states as they were in earlier decades, but those who do move are choosing to move to the South. In fact, according to new Census Bureau data...

 

The changing face of Southern voters   |   November 29, 2012
One of the biggest stories coming out of the 2012 elections was the changing demographics of U.S. voters. The increasing racial diversity of the nation's electorate was key to...

 

Study: 1 in 3 Asian-American voters is undecided   |   October 4, 2012
By Khalil Abdullah, New America Media Asian Americans have been trending Democratic in their voting patterns but remain highly independent in party allegiances, according to a...

 

Facing South director discusses region's changing demographics, politics on Democracy Now   |   September 6, 2012
Chris Kromm, executive director of the Institute for Southern Studies and publisher of Facing South, appeared on Democracy Now! from the Democratic Convention in Charlotte, N.C....

 

Five ways courts say Texas discriminated against black and Latino voters   |   September 5, 2012
By Lois Beckett and Suevon Lee, ProPublica How does Texas discriminate against minority voters? Federal judges counted the ways. Last Tuesday, a panel of federal court judges...

 

As Goes the South: Your convention guide to Southern politics 101   |   September 4, 2012
"As goes the South, so goes the nation." - W.E.B. DuBois With the nation's eyes on party conventions in Tampa and Charlotte, the media is cramming to get a handle on...

 

A trend toward anti-immigrant, anti-choice laws   |   April 5, 2012
By Elena Shore, New America Media 2011 saw a record number of laws restricting abortion in U.S. states. It also saw a record number of state anti-immigrant laws. Coincidence?...

 

Will the Supreme Court strike down part of the Voting Rights Act?   |   January 10, 2012
By Lois Beckett, ProPublica Yesterday afternoon, the Supreme Court heard arguments in a Texas redistricting case that could have major implications for minority voters -- as well...

 

Black Belt Power: African-Americans come back South, change political landscape   |   September 28, 2011
Much of the media buzz about the 2010 Census has focused on the role of Latinos and new immigrants in changing the face of the country. It makes sense: According to the U.S....

 

What's the most conservative region in the country?   |   August 3, 2010
What's the most conservative region in the country? If asked that question, many would likely say the South - and they'd have plenty of evidence to make their case. But...