Decline of White Working Class in U.S. Spells Trouble for TrumpReally? They cannot figure out the cause?
The number of white working-class Americans dropped below 40% of the population for the first time last year, reflecting demographic shifts that could pose a challenge for President Donald Trump’s election in 2020.
White Americans without a four-year college represented 71% of the population in 1975. Their decline as a share of the population is expected to continue and they will no longer be the largest demographic group by 2034, according to a blog post Tuesday from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.
There’s no single cause for the decline. More Americans are seeking a college education, and leading causes of death — including the opioid epidemic, alcoholism and suicide — are hitting working-class whites hardest. And birth rates for whites are slowing compared with nonwhites.
“Whatever the cause, the decline of this group will undoubtedly continue to have lasting economic and social consequences for the U.S.,” ...
I give them some credit for recognizing that Whites have political interests at stake, but how can they be so baffled about the cause?
We have had the most radical immigration policy any nation has ever had, for the last 50 years. It has increased our population by about 100M people, with a strong preference for non-whites. We have 100s of policies that favor non-whites, such as foreign language services for non-whites. All of the Democrat candidates favor a bunch of more policies favoring non-whites. There have obviously been systematic policies to import non-whites and displace Whites.