The United States of America is a much more diverse nation than it was a century ago. It is much more diverse than it was 50 years ago. And now it just may be the most diverse nation on the planet with the release of the latest U.S. population statistics.
The U.S. Census Bureau has made it official, whites for the first time ever, make up less than half of newborns in the U.S. Minority newborns have for the first time weighed in at just over half of the population.
The milestone was announced this morning and the Wall Street Journal reported:
Among the roughly four million children born in the U.S. between July 2010 and July 2011, 50.4% belonged to a racial or ethnic group that in previous generations would have classified them as minorities, up from 48.6% in the same period two years earlier, the Census Bureau said Thursday.
This information had been purported by experts and conspiracy theorists alike for many years. Because of the serious shift in the politics, economy, and workforce of America that this information suggests, white supremacists have used this as a recruiting point for years.
The thought of this theory becoming a reality spiked once President Obama was voted into office. The new face of America had arisen. Another startling breakdown of the new information from the Census Bureau shows that African Americans over 50 are the largest group of minorities in the U.S.:
William H. Frey, a demographer at the Brookings Institution, says African-Americans are the largest minority among adults over 50. But for anyone younger—including the newborns forming America’s first “majority minority” generation—Hispanics are the second-largest population group after whites of European descent.
But what does this really mean for the minority population of America? Does this really mean a shift in the power base of America? Read more here.