The white population in America is becoming more reflective of the world’s white population. Out of the seven billion inhabitants expected to inhabit planet Earth in 2011, Caucasians do not make up 10 percent of that population, according to the 2009 population results from the World Bank. Now new census data shows that Caucasians 18 and younger in America are falling behind in the numbers. But, Hispanics, Asians and other minorities, mainly Hispanics, are on the rise.
According to the Huffington Post, the data shows white adults are dwindling in number as the under-18 populations of Hispanics, Asians and other minorities are growing. White adults make up 67 percent of the U.S. population, but only 54 percent of children are white. And as the song goes, “The children are our future.” The New York Times reported in March:
“For the first time, black, Hispanic and Asian residents of New York City and its suburbs are a majority of the metropolitan area’s more than 19 million residents, according to the 2010 census, released last week.”
But the new data went as far as to say if the Hispanic population hadn’t grabbed the population ball and ran with it, the U.S. child population would have declined. The Hispanic child population grew by 4.6 percent and the white population grew by only 1.2 percent.
In business, it has long been encouraged that minorities be offered a fair shake…an equal opportunity. Is it because these days were fast approaching? If so, let’s hope that those white folk that are becoming minorities, helped a fellow minority rather than discriminated against them when they showed up for a job.
Read the full report here.