Thursday, May 17, 2012

As the Nation Changes...

by: Les Carpenter
Rational Nation USA
Liberty -vs- Tyranny



Our American culture is changing, has been for some time. With the newest data showing "minorities" are becoming the new majority the political landscape of our nation will be forever changed.

The Washington Post - For the first time in U.S. history, most of the nation’s babies are members of minority groups, according to new census figures that signal the dawn of an era in which whites no longer will be in the majority.

Population estimates show that 50.4 percent of children younger than 1 last year were Hispanic, black, Asian American or in other minority groups. That’s almost a full percentage point higher than the 49.5 percent of minority babies counted when the decennial census was taken in April 2010. Census Bureau demographers said the tipping point came three months later, in July.

The latest estimates, which gauge changes since the last census, are a reflection of an immigration wave that began four decades ago. The transformation of the country’s racial and ethnic makeup has gathered steam as the white population grows collectively older, especially compared with Hispanics.

The census has forecast that non-Hispanic whites will be outnumbered in the United States by 2042, and social scientists consider that current status among infants a harbinger of the change.

“This is a watershed moment,” said Andrew Cherlin, a sociologist at Johns Hopkins University who specializes in family issues. “It shows us how multicultural we’ve become.”

Although minorities make up about 37 percent of the U.S. population, the District and four states are majority minority — California, Hawaii, New Mexico and Texas.

Metropolitan Washington, where whites are in the minority, is far ahead of the curve. Among children younger than 5, there are more minorities than whites in virtually every jurisdiction except Arlington and Loudoun counties. Statewide, Virginia has just barely more white children under age 1 than minorities, but they are on the verge of falling below half. {Read More}

Via: Memeorandum

6 comments:

  1. I wonder if this change will bring forth a nation that fosters individual liberty? For example, CA and Hawaii are "majority minority" and are cesspools of socialism and cultural decay. BUT Texas and New Mexico and also "majority minority"; Texas is thriving and New Mexico (the last time I was there) was very libertarian; they elected and re-elected Gary Johnson, after all.

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    1. I'm guessing, and perhaps wrongly so, it will depend on the system that educates upcoming generations. r not, whichever the case may be.

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  2. The race sorters use the old "one drop" racist measure for non-whites. Much of this is just jelly bean sorting meant to make news...

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    1. Your a bigger cynic than even I Silver!

      The numbers are the numbers. I've been saying for twenty year to those close to me that one day America, and perhaps the entire world would all be a shade of brown. Lighter or darker depending on the geographical location.

      Hint: Harken back back to the days of our beginnings, if you get my drift. And look to the declining birth rate of Caucasians as compared to people of color.

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    2. Yes, I am quite cynical. Jaded actually. I find nothing threatening in all of this. Race and color mean nothing. What we should find disturbing is if the births are preponderantly coming from the lower economic tiers by people who are stuck there. That is the threat.

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