Houston is super diverse, and the rest of the country is playing catch up AP Photo/David J. Phillip
The crowd cheers for the crew of space shuttle Atlantis during a welcome home celebration in Houston on Friday, July 22, 2011. Atlantis landed Thursday bringing an end to the space shuttle program. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

By the year 2050, most of America will look like Houston, where 51 percent of those under the age of 21 are Latino, and 19 percent are African-American.

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It’s all part of the reason why the city is the most diverse in the nation.

Seven years ago, Houston surpassed New York City for the honor. The Bayou City, a mix of Latinos, whites, blacks, Vietnamese and other immigrants, is home to a wide-range of ethnicities, according to the Houston Chronicle, even if many neighborhoods continue to be segregated.

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Against the backdrop of an increasingly agitated anti-immigrant political climate — with a wall that may be built separating Texas and Mexico and sanctuary cities in the cross-hairs of state and federal government power — Houston stands poised to not only be affected but also to play an increasingly large role in it all.

Anna Caplan contributes to Rare Houston and Rare Animals. 
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