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    Decline of ‘White’ America Is in Full Swing

    The United States hit an important benchmark in 2011 that many Americans might have missed. That was the first year more minority babies were born than white babies.

    It was a sign of things to come. In less than 30 years, whites will no longer be the racial majority in the United States.

    “This is a huge demographic transformation,” said William Frey, a demographer at the Brookings Institution and author of the book Diversity Explosion. “In 2044, most of the United States, more than half of the population, will be something other than white.”

    CURRENT US RACIAL MIX
    White 63%
    Hispanic 17%
    Black 12%
    Asian 5%
    Other 3%

    Although whites will still be the largest single racial group in 2044, no single group will actually be a majority. There has been a steady decline in the white population as the so-called Baby Boomers (people born between 1945 and 1964) have aged and entered retirement. They are also beginning to die off.

    “In a few years, it’s going to be the norm that there will be more white deaths than white births every year as far as you can project,” Frey said.

    This emerging ‘majority minority’ will take their place. The number of Asian and Hispanic minorities in the U.S. is expected to double by 2050. The multiracial population is expected to quadruple by then, according to U.S. Census Bureau projections.

    These populations are growing, not due to immigration, but primarily because America’s minority populations are young and of child-bearing age.

    The changing demographics will also be evident in the workplace. The whitest part of the labor force right now is people in their late forties, fifties and early sixties. As they retire, more minorities will move in to take their place.

    That’s good news, according to Frey, who points out that while countries like Japan, Italy and Germany are facing a declining labor-force age population and a declining population overall, the United States won’t have that problem because of the fast growth in its young minority populations, particularly Hispanics and Asians.

    This new future reality presents the United States with the challenge of making sure these minority populations–which represent America’s future–are in schools that are well-equipped to prepare these children to enter the middle class via well-paying jobs once they grow up. The alternative, says Frey, is a larger gap between rich and poor.

    “Race has been a very important feature in our society, sometimes in negative ways in the past,” Frey said. “People are now going to come to see that our diverse population is going to be a positive, especially in a global economy where it’s important for us to be able to connect with other parts of the world. We have a leg up on other countries, assuming we’re able to take advantage of it.”

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    Other...3%

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    ^TD offspring...

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    So the original people of the land are classed as Other...... Nice

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit
    Decline of ‘White’ America Is in Full Swing
    Who comes up with this shite?...

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    Other is probably Native Americans.

    It's confusing to me the term Hispanic is used to describe a race. There are white Hispanics.

    I've Hispanic friends who were surprised to find out they weren't consideredWhite. Surprised me, too.

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    Could other possibly be people who considered themselves of mixed race inclusive Native Americans, Aleuts, Hawaiians ?

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    Home (Miami-Dade County, Florida)

    Hispanic or Latino, percent - 65.6%
    Asian alone, percent - 1.7%
    Foreign born persons, percent - 51.3%
    Language other than English spoken at home - 72.2%

    Nothing wrong with a mix


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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit
    That’s good news, according to Frey, who points out that while countries like Japan, Italy and Germany are facing a declining labor-force age population and a declining population overall, the United States won’t have that problem because of the fast growth in its young minority populations, particularly Hispanics and Asians.
    It is not good news, because there will be overpopulation pressures on all finite, not to mention already scarce, resources and on natural habitat and the environment. Are we better off now when there is twice the world population as when I was young? I, for one, don't think so. And, I fear, it will not be better in 2050. For some, it's all about achieving the sacred "economic growth," rather than promoting sustainable quality of life. Good luck to my kids.

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    Quote Originally Posted by terp80 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by misskit
    That’s good news, according to Frey, who points out that while countries like Japan, Italy and Germany are facing a declining labor-force age population and a declining population overall, the United States won’t have that problem because of the fast growth in its young minority populations, particularly Hispanics and Asians.
    It is not good news, because there will be overpopulation pressures on all finite, not to mention already scarce, resources and on natural habitat and the environment. Are we better off now when there is twice the world population as when I was young? I, for one, don't think so. And, I fear, it will not be better in 2050. For some, it's all about achieving the sacred "economic growth," rather than promoting sustainable quality of life. Good luck to my kids.
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    It is not good news
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    overpopulation pressures
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    Good luck to my kids.
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    Poor old Texpat. Its official now: he's a minority in a mongrel race and it's only going one way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum
    mongrel race
    'American' is a race? News to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BaitongBoy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by misskit
    Decline of ‘White’ America Is in Full Swing
    Who comes up with this shite?...
    Fox News.

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    Change is inevitable.

    1607 US RACIAL MIX

    White 0.00000001%
    Hispanic 0.00000001%
    Black 0%
    Asian 0%
    Other 99.99999998%

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    Quote Originally Posted by Humbert View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum
    mongrel race
    'American' is a race?
    It is now.


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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    Other is probably Native Americans.

    It's confusing to me the term Hispanic is used to describe a race. There are white Hispanics.

    I've Hispanic friends who were surprised to find out they weren't consideredWhite. Surprised me, too.
    Please define white hispanic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rickschoppers View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    Other is probably Native Americans.

    It's confusing to me the term Hispanic is used to describe a race. There are white Hispanics.

    I've Hispanic friends who were surprised to find out they weren't consideredWhite. Surprised me, too.
    Please define white hispanic.
    Define Hispanic.
    Its a not a term used in Spain or Portugal where the people are considered and consider themselves as 'white' is European race.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blue View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    Other is probably Native Americans.

    It's confusing to me the term Hispanic is used to describe a race. There are white Hispanics.

    I've Hispanic friends who were surprised to find out they weren't consideredWhite. Surprised me, too.
    Please define white hispanic.
    Define Hispanic.
    Its a not a term used in Spain or Portugal where the people are considered and consider themselves as 'white' is European race.
    No, but hispanic is an official race as defined in the US. White does, in fact, refer to those of European origin. See link below.

    en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/WhiteunderscoreAmerican sorry, you will have to use the underscore key where noted since my tablet does not have one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rickschoppers View Post
    Please define white hispanic.
    They are the decendants of Portuguese, Spanish, German, Italians, and any other Europeans who immigrated to North, Central, and South America and who's first language is Spanish.

    Famous people in this category would be Martin Sheen, Cameron Diaz, Rita Hayworth, And Ted Cruz.

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    Quote Originally Posted by S Landreth View Post



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    ^ I wouldn't mind Pocahontas.
    FYI: Pocohontas is buried in Gravesend, UK.

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    ^ don't get tetchy, Moog - here's a beautiful mixed race person for you:





    Quote Originally Posted by terp80
    For some, it's all about achieving the sacred "economic growth," rather than promoting sustainable quality of life.
    Good point. It's a basic failing of 'our' global capitalism model; simply unsustainable...

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    Dil would fit in the 3% other bracket.

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