Sunday, June 26, 2011

Whites now a minority

The Wash. Post reports:
For the first time, more than half of the children under age 2 in the U.S. are minorities, part of a sweeping race change and a growing age divide between mostly white, older Americans and fast-growing younger ethnic populations that could reshape government policies.

Preliminary census estimates also show the share of African-American households headed by women — mostly single mothers — now exceeds African-American households with married couples, reflecting the trend of declining U.S. marriages overall. ...

Minorities comprise a majority of renters in 10 states, plus the District of Columbia — Hawaii, Texas, California, Georgia, Maryland, New Mexico, Mississippi, New Jersey, Louisiana and New York.
If whites are now under 50%, then whites are in a minority race. White births are down to about 30% in California, I think.

These changes were not accidental, or inevitable. They are the result of government policies, such as the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965.

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