By Stephanie Siek and Joe Sterling, CNN
(CNN)– U.S. minorities now represent more than half of America's population under the age of 1, the Census Bureau said, a historic demographic milestone with profound political, economic and social implications.
The bureau - defining a minority as anyone who is not "single race white" and "not Hispanic" - released estimates on Thursday showing that 50.4% of children younger than 1 were minorities as of July 1, 2011, up from 49.5% from the 2010 Census taken in April 2010.
"2011 is the first time the population of infants under age 1 is majority minority," said Robert Bernstein, a Census Bureau spokesman.
The latest statistics - which also count the national population younger than 5 as 49.7% minority in 2011, an increase from 49% in 2010 - portend a future of a more racially diverse America, with new and growing populations playing more important roles politically and economically in years to come, analysts say.
Like other analysts, Kenneth M. Johnson, senior demographer at the Carsey Institute and professor of sociology at the University of New Hampshire, isn't surprised at the trend.
"We've known it was going to come, but the question was what year the "crossover point" would happen, he said.
"Little children are in the vanguard of all this change coming to America." he said.
Johnson sees the trend as an opportunity for more Americans to embrace diversity. More children are going to be exposed to a more diverse group of classmates, and that will affect attitudes and outlook.
The changes are going to be felt first in hospitals, as well as schools, where an increasingly diverse child population has to be absorbed. Hospitals would need interpreters and translators, for example, Johnson said. English as a second language would be an educational priority.
While many regions such as Atlanta have a diverse population, other regions lack racial and ethnic variety and will have to deal with a new kind of population, he said. In declining rural counties, he said, an influx of groups like Hispanics would serve to renew communities and changes would ensue.
"For a country that's aging, we need young workers, and the growth of the minority population will contribute to the size of the young adult workforce," he said. "This is breathing new life into the United States."
Jeff Passell, senior demographer at the Pew Hispanic Center, called the Census numbers "a cumulative effect of 35 to 40 years of immigration" bringing large numbers of Latinos, Asians and other immigrants into the United States.
He said the Hispanic population in particular is very young, much more concentrated in child-bearing years, and has a higher fertility rate than the white, non-Hispanic population. Lately, he says, there are a lot more births among native Hispanics in the United States than new Hispanic immigrants, a "cumulative effect" of immigration.
If the trend continues, Passell says several decades from now, possibly in the late 2030s or early 2040s, the U.S. population will become less than 50% non-Hispanic white.
"This is a trend that we can reasonably expect to continue. The factors that determine this have been set into motion, and in demography things tend to change gradually," he said.
There were 114 million minorities in 2011, or 36.6% of the U.S. population, a bump of half a percentage point from 2010. The latest figures count Hispanics as the most populous and fastest growing minority group.
They numbered 52 million in 2011, and their population grew by 3.1% since 2010. The U.S. Hispanic population grew from 16.3% in 2010 to 16.7% in 2011.
"California had the largest Hispanic population of any state on July 1, 2011 (14.4 million), as well as the largest numeric increase within the Hispanic population since April 1, 2010, (346,000)," the Census said.
"New Mexico had the highest percentage of Hispanics at 46.7%. Los Angeles had the largest Hispanic population of any county (4.8 million) in 2011 and the largest numeric increase since 2010 (73,000). Starr County - on the Mexican border in Texas - had the highest share of Hispanics (95.6 percent)."
Asians numbered 18.2 million nationally in 2011, making them the second fastest-growing minority group - up by 3% since 2010. Figures show that California had the largest Asian population of any state at 5.8 million and the largest increase since 2010 at 131,000.
"Hawaii is our nation's only majority-Asian state, with people of this group comprising 57.1% of the total population. Los Angeles had the largest Asian population of any county (1.6 million) in 2011, and also the largest numeric increase (16,000) since 2010. At 61.2%, Honolulu had the highest percentage of Asians in the nation," the Census said.
African-Americans are the second largest minority group in the United States at 43.9 million in 2011, an increase of 1.6% from 2010. New York has the largest black population of any state with 3.7 million and Texas has the largest increase from 2010 of 84,000. Cook County, Illinois, which includes Chicago, has the largest black population of any county at 1.3 million. Fulton County, Georgia, which includes Atlanta, has the largest increase since 2010 at 13,000.
The District of Columbia has the highest percentage of blacks at 52.2%. Mississippi has the second-largest at 38%.
America's native population - labeled "American Indian and Alaska Native population" by the Census - was about 6.3 million in 2011, up 2.1% from 2010. California had the largest such population at 1,050,000 and the largest increase at 23,000. Alaska had the highest share at 19%. Los Angeles had the largest such population of any county, with 231,000, and the largest increase, 9,000 since 2010.
The population classified as "Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander" was 1.4 million in 2011, up 2.9% since 2010. Hawaii had the largest such population of any state at 359,000 and the highest percentage at 26.1. California had the largest increase since 2010 at 9,000. Honolulu has the largest population of any county at 235,000. Los Angeles County had the largest increase since 2011 at 2,700.
Of single race non-Hispanic whites, California had the largest population at 15 million. Texas had the largest increase since 2010 at 80,000. Maine had the highest percentage of the non-Hispanic white alone population, 94.3 percent.
Four states and the District of Columbia have predominantly minority populations, Hawaii, at 77%, the District of Columbia at 64.7%, California, at 60.3%, New Mexico, at 59.8%, and Texas, at 55.2%. Minorities comprised the majority population in 11% of the nation's 3,143 counties.
Michael White, professor of sociology at Brown University, said the rise of minorities fits into a longer-term evolution of the U.S. population, a mosaic that has been adapting to ethnic change since the first Census was recorded in 1790. There have been many groups represented over time, from enslaved and indigenous peoples, those of European stock, and now to a population reflecting the wider world - truly a "melting pot," he said.
White says it's hard to say how the changes will affect politics and that one can't assume that ethnic patterns will determine voting patterns. Local economic issues, for example, will evolve differently in different states and cities, and there are economic benefits of having a younger population, he said.
"The political dimensions will play out differently," he said. And by the time the babies are old enough to cast ballots, "the United States will be a different place when they are walking into a voting booth."
William Frey, Brookings Institution demographer, sees political challenges for new immigrants and an economy benefiting from their presence. Many Hispanics and Asians are too young to vote or can't cast ballots because they haven't become citizens.
"It's going to take perhaps awhile before the younger people get more engaged in politics. They do have an impact in some places, like swing states, such as Nevada, Colorado and Florida. They can make a difference," he said.
He, too, says that newcomers to the United States bring an energy that invigorates the economic system and an older society.
"I think we're going to just see that the younger part of the population will have a different vibe," he said. "They are sort of needed to help our youthful image and to add to that vitality. They will bring a dimension and element we sorely need."
does this mean when referring to minorities we will mean white people?
I'm assuming that, when whites become the minority, the terminology regarding minorities will change. And not necessarily for the better.
This white dude regards racism with disgust and racist people with contempt.
Several centuries ago, 100% of babies born on this continent were "non-white." Then the Europeans came over and the rest is history.
The irony is that the white fascists never think of that when they scream, 'America is for white people' while their saliva is spraying everywhere. Ironic, isn't it? They dislike being reminded about the genocide of their ancestors. It wasn't a pretty thing so they prefer to pretend it didn't happen.
It did, though. Three hundred years ago white people on this continent were a staggering minority. It can happen again. Have Caucasians been the best stewards of the land? Perhaps not. It might be time for someone else to have a turn.
If it weren't for the 'white raycists', your ungrateful behind wouldn't be wallowing in the bounty of this great nation. People like you are the reason our country is quickly going down the drain. You use marxist buzzwords like 'racist', 'fascist', 'Nazi', and so on without even knowing what they mean, and to top it off you're simply repeating the mindless mantras that the Jewish media bosses drove into your worthless head as a child. Hopefully you'll leave this country, perhaps to Mexico, and end up somewhere headless in a ditch :) Then you can fully appreciate your beautiful 'diversity' :)
Jim, my Jewish great-grandmother would shaker her head at your flagrant antisemitism. Looks like you're the one who was brainwashed.
If the minorities were at work they wouldn't be making babies, but then again the more you have the more I have to pay for because I am working. And this Gov't feeds all the minorities and not those paying taxes.
Whites have been demonized. And there will be no end to it..
Baloney. Such self-pity.
No one pays more than $50/year in taxes to support social programs unless they smoke cigarettes or drink alcohol. Those are luxuries and optional. If you believe the demagogues and pundits you must be extremely gullible. Come on down to Florida where I live, it's nice here. I have a lovely lot on the beach I'll sell you. It's only underwater at high tide...
Are you truly claiming that working makes whites too tired??? Good grief! That's pathetic...and I'll bet there are a gazillion white males who would resent such a claim about their manhood.
well more white babies would have been born if the stupid white woman stop aborting their children. [ murdering them]
Of course more white babies would be born.
But keep in mind that blacks and Hispanics actually have *far* higher rates of abortion than whites. According to the CDC, the abortion rate for Hispanic women is more than twice that for white women, while the the abortion rate for black women is more than 4 and a half times greater than for white women.
So...think what would happen over time if black and Hispanic women *also* stopped having abortions :-)
joco – vote as you choose, it's your right. If you work and earn your income, even better. If you like watching a third or more of it being taken to support welfare recipients, that's your right to enjoy that as well. I don't share your views and have never claimed to know everything on the subject of how trash spend my tax money. I know a good basis of information and can speak intelligently – thanks for the shout out.
most of our taxes go towards interest on debt, social security, medicare and defense. welfare is a very small slice of the pie.
Where on earth do you get the idea that a third or more of your income is taken for welfare recipients???
And claiming "I know a good basis of information"...well, what the heck does "know a good basis of information" even mean?
$50 per person in taxes per year goes toward social programs. This includes what we used to call Welfare. We spend more that when the three of us in our little family go out to the movies and then to dinner on occasion. If you think that's a huge amount then you must be a cheap creep.
Jesus Holy Christ, do some research for yourself and learn the facts, why don't you? It's each enough to fact check on your own. A third of your taxes do not go to 'Welfare.' What kind of gullible fool are you to believe such lies?
Yeah, so lemme ask you this:
Since when are all minorities the same group?
Oh, they aren't?! That's right. So the reality is that white people are still ahead.
Nothing new here.
Anyone who is not part of the majority which has always been the Caucasian Americans (hahaha that sounds so stupid), is considered a minority. My question is this: When the Formerly Known As Minorities are in power, will they instigate programs to help the whites get ahead such as preferential hiring, educational grants and Affirmative Action? Will it still be politically incorrect to have a National Association for the Advancement of White People? What say you "Thinking Person?"
Where on earth do people like you get the idea there's all this "preferential hiring" going on?
Lot of smoke and mirrors out there. Agree some of the immediate impacts are a concern. However, I think the socialists in politics have an agenda all their own. When you add 13M illegal immigrants into the gene pool, they are going to have a lot of babies, that has been said. However, these politicians are looking down the road to when these babies, who are legal citizens, get to be voting age. Party over.
Uh, fox news is down the street people. Sheesh, I thought there was a liberal media.
I wonder if it is because white people know right now that financial issues are a serious problem and possibly they are not as dependent on the Government to provide them with everything, so they simply think they cannot afford to have kids right now. YET Hispanic and I guess in this case as well Black people are more dependent on Government to take care of everything for them, plus Hispanics notably are more religious and Catholicism says everyone should procreate like rabbits. Frankly, if you cannot afford to have a baby, you should not have one.
61% of welfare recipients are white. Food stamps 47% white. Medicaid 49% white and there are greater total of white people on welfare on this country.
When you really look at the households, you will see that the majority of welfare recipients that are NOT disabled (which is why the numbers have so many whites, because they include the disabled on welfare and food stamps), are minority, or a female in a relationship with a minority. Go work at a Department of Children and Family Services center and you can see the statistics up close and personal.
Its because were paying for everyone elses' babies!
But but but that is the *cough cough* liberal way.
This is no danger to the current power structure, which is made up of about twelve old white guys living a very rich, parasitic lifestyle and telling everyone else how to live.
LOL what power structure are you talking about?
Wow! The comments on this story weren't as bad as I thought they would be.
More white babies being aborted.
Actually, abortion rates are down and teen pregnancies are on the rise – most of them are Black teens. Facts, folks. (I guess this is the encouragement that Obama brings – his mother was a welfare mom.)
Do we get government benefits now we are a minority? Just askin
Oh, of course not... because the definitions are already set. Just try and apply for a job as a white individual and tell them you think you're a "minority."
People, the folks stealing your money are the oil companies. Why do we have to pay Exxon Mobile to do business with our tax dollars?? They are the richest company in the world. They then have the nerve to charge us whatever they want at the pump. Oh, it's the illegals sleeping on their couches, exhausted after a day working for a Corporate farm that slaughters chickens for Kentucky Fried Chicken, with their hand out.
Why do we pay a Kentucky business $16,000.00 for a drip pan for Black Hawk Helicopters after the Congressman they support gave them a no-bid contract? Another company says it can make the very same part for $2,500.00. This is patriotic? Oh, but hey, somebody needed Food Stamps when they either lost their job or became ill and 'they' are breaking the bank.
Just go ahead and stay believing it's poor folks because you don't want to hear the truth. You are being ripped-off every friggin' day by smart white people and they're laughing all the way to the bank.
No, that racist
I, for one, don't care what race you are..what your ethnic background is. I have 2 teenage, blonde haired, blue eyed daughters. I would be thrilled if they married a man that made them happy regardless of what color they are. Get with it people. This is the way it is. That being said..I expect them all to be productive adults and contribute to society. I love being white, and am proud of my race and heritage. As I should be. But that in no way, means that I think any other race is inferior.
I agree. I don't care about your color if you are working a full time job and paying your share of taxes. Marry who you want as many times as you want. My issue is paying for lazy minorities to reproduce.
Then you're part of the problem.
I don't think a lower birth rate necessarily translates to less power. White couples are being smarter about when they have kids, and about how many they have, to maintain financial stability and provide the best future for their kids. If that's true, it stands to reason that the white kids will be much better educated and financially stable than the minority kids. It is money, not population density, that equals power.
i hope the darker races ruin America. It would be poetic justice for a country full of small minded xenophobic racist euginists like most of the commentors on this subject
What a stupid thing to say. What would be poetic justice would be for the "darker races" to shore up America, make it strong and self reliant. That is what poetic justice means moron. People are scared for the "darker races" to control America because there is not a country in the world that is a world power or economically sound that is run by a "darker race".
There is no such thing as different human races, there only the human race.
Octomom will take care of this don't worry
I doubt she's of a 'single race', either.
And who knows about what the kids have mixed in... no one knows who the father is!
(My guess is Maury Povich)
I am not prejudice but that is really scary, Makes me want to have more kids I thought I was done.
To non-white people: If as you move up the socio-economic ladder you can maintain good relations between males and females you will inherit the earth. Highly educated white men and women can't stand each other. I am talking about straight people, not gays. If you solve this problem you will become a majority in America. Good luck. If you cannot solve this problem the deer and the antelope will once again play.
Whites don't take care of their own like the other races do. So, there's no incentive to carry on the family genes.
Or whites just know in hard economic times having more kids they cannot afford it not a good idea, unlike non-whites who just depend on Government anyway.
Everyone is actually missing a big point, whites were already a worldwide minority, now that we're a minority in our own nations it means genocide is going on, of course genocide is acceptable to most jews/liberals when whites are the victims.
Jews have the highest rate of intermarriage and the lowest birth rate of any group in America. Jewish men and women hate each other.
The bigger collapse will actually come when whites finally do disappear from america, who is going to feed all the handout kiddies?
The majority of people on public assistance are white.
You may want to re-read those statistics!
It's sorry to say, but obviously Hitler had some points, look where tolerance has gotten western nations, on the verge of extinction.
And, intolerence lead to Germany's collaspe. Guess you forgot to read that part. Seriously, dude, stop drinking vanilla shakes, you have brain freeze.
Bad Military planning and a few American heros did that
AND, Hitler, knowing he was losing to the "ALLIED' forces, started to off his own cities. Like some possessive boyfriend that kills his soon-to-be ex-girlfriend. If you can't have her neither can anyone else sound familiar??
By, the way, I hope you admit there were BLACKS in our military, too. 'Cause there were. And, just as another poster said earlier, "They bleed red, too". Heroes come in all shapes and sizes, all colors and all genders. Don't try to sugar-coat it so you feel better about your own importance.
I guess liberals have finally accomplished their goal of white genocide
I think I just turned into a 'liberal'. There, it was your fault.
Good grief. You might actually want to take a moment or two and not just google articles on race and fertility, but actually read some of them. You also might want to read a bit about something called "stratified reproduction" while you're at it.
Oh...and you might actually want to check out the actual figures for attempted adoptions and fertility treatment before you blather about "vast amounts". (As an aside, it's really too bad that so many kids each year age out because they weren't adopted by one of those "vast amounts" of "White" people, isn't it?)
It appears to be getting very quiet in here "on the right side of the aisle"???
White people are becoming sterile. Scientist and no one else really wants to blatantly say that–because if reported that way and believe, whites would go terminal and there is a good chance once they realized they were going extinct they would try to take everyone else with them.
YEAH!!! and the same goes for the media glorifying high school dropouts and teen baby makers like Bristol Palin!!! You tell them!
Well. ... given the actual make up of the world, and the fact that every country is trending to global unity, this is to be expected–but if people really believe that other races will not trend towards those who they feel are "like them" just as whites have done, then they are being dishonest.
it is human nature to want to elect or be surrounded by people who look and think/act like you AND to think such people would be more empathetic and sympathetic to you as a fellow member of the same race (with possibly the same concerns) than a person from another race. I look for us to have our first Hispanic president by 2025–he may be a white Hispanic, but it will pave the way for that demographic and then perhaps–an Indian or Asian President too.
Yes because Hispanics have such a good history of running a successful country.
If Hispanics have such a good history of running a country, why are they leaving their countries to come here? How I wish we were speaking German today.
I live in Alabama and I intentionally brought the subject of this article up at work today among some of the most racist rednecks I am forced to work with just to see the fumes coming out of theirs ears. One got verbally rampaging on it so bad on it I thought the veins on his forehead were going to explode. It is so easy to push their buttons in their little racist brains at times
Whites live outside their means. They spend as though there is no tomorrow.
Change that to "Americans" and most would agree with you–I know of no group in America unless it is perhaps Asians-who live collectively within their means–the US is based on credit and consuming, so almost anyone living here picks up that bad habit no matter what race.
Why are they called as "whites", when they really aren't ? A majority of them are pale yellow though.
Technically, whites are a mutation of Africans–but I don't think they would take kindly to be called mutants. They like calling themselves a color and they also want to call one other group a color too–old habits die hard.
I'm sick of this term white. I like to be called European-Asian-African-American. If you can't call me this, I'll sue for racial discrimination because I just became a minority and I'll win. =P
If you are afraid of minority babies out numbering "whites" you need to support Planned Parenthood!
You think some of these folks would have figured that out. But, the majority of their work is woman's health and, since white babies mothers are in need of prenatal care to bring a baby to term healthy enough to maybe grow up and make some MORE of those WHITE BABIES! they think it is only minorities that use this vital service. Can you get any dumber than some of the folks on here??
Hey I am a white woman and have four black children too. I love them dearly a daughter and a set of triplet boys.
Any "guy" can have a kid (although you seem to have chosen the low end of the racial stick) but can you be a father? Does your "black girl" work for a living? And I'm not talking about the part-time shifts at a gas station so she can collect her food stamps and welfare check.
When all the gnashing of teeth over this "trend" ends and we're ready for a rational discussion, this is what it will partially be about: For 400 years Eurocentric culture has an unquestioned monopoly on decision making in America. As a result, there has been no measurable benefit for Anglo-Americas to understand virtually anything about any other culture.
Simply put, demographic shifts point to an inevitable loss of very longstanding predictability. And, for an awful lot of people that's a very frightening possibility. Because for a lot of people, they'd just about rather die than change "the way they've always done it".
I thought 1/2 and 1/2's were called mulato
Only 50% white and 50% black are mulattos but there are more combinations than that–and by law a mulatto is still a black –in fact a person is black until they have less than 1/16 black ancestry in them.
Are you people still living in the Jim Crow south or what? Are you kidding??
just quoting the miscegenation laws chicago, they were put on the books in the 1700s by most states and guess what, they have NEVER been retired from the books–these laws were a given until white women started demanding their mulatto children be recognized as half white–when the majority of mulattos had black mothers, this was not the case nor were any assertions to claiming their white genetics allowed.
Mulato is not used much anymore but it is reference to a mixture of Spanish and African genes.
Meztizo is a term for Spanish and Native American mix also not used much anymore.
There are white Hispanics like myself who do not consider themselves Latinos as we have no roots in Latin America but in Spain and directly to the US and so I am American first....I do not care about the change in demographics...I just want American children speaking English first and it is okay to be biligual but English should be the primary language for children and their parents....taxpayers should not be forking out money to educate people in foreign tongues if you live in the US you learn in English and you educate yourself in English and you do business in English and keep your second and third languages at home and for later as it will benefit you after college.
Mulatto was a term coined by and used by white Americans to describe a person who was 50% black and 50% white, the next term was a quadroon indicating 75% white and 25% black and then an octaroon which was 85% white and 15% black–after that, by law a person could call themselves white due to having less than 10% black blood.
If Hispanics thought Mulatto referred to a Hispanic African mixture it is probably due to them copying the terms of the Americans and being that their majority was automatically Hispanic, they coined the phrase to suit them–but we have to keep in mind that Hispanics are by definition already of mixed races–being indigenous native American and some sort of white European that speaks Spanish as a first language.
do you actually know what your genetic heritage is? have you had a test? hehehe, you might be surprise, sweetie ; )
It is more acceptable to marry out of your race. Mixed race couple produce mixed race kids, Get with the times!!!!
What does marrying outside of race have to do with this? I'm talking about those who keep reproducing while I pay for it, married (usually not) has no bearing on it. Mixed race issues come with the welfare territory.
You mean, like we paid for you...and we *did* pay for you...when you were a kid? And like these kids will pay for you...and they *will* pay for you...when you get old?
We're all in this together. And, if you ever took the time to calculate how much *you* get that's paid for by others (particularly when compared to what you pay for), you'd realize that you've just been being petty.
We are ALL members of the human race. All the other differences are mere variations.
We've actually allowed this to happen in the U.S., and that is what makes me angry more than anything. We decided to make it easy for generations of lazy people to collect food stamps, then it became full rent and utility payments, then we added daycare, cable, cell phones, and even taxi vouchers in some cities! We made it profitable for them to have more children that they could not support – giving them actual incentives to be causing more financial havoc on the taxpayer budget. Every once in a while you'll see a story make headlines and the government pounces on it, promising reform – the truth is, we're a country that reacts and does not draw a firm line and stick to principles. It's worse than ever with Obama in office.
I don't know whether or not you went to college but if you had gone you would know that the US governmental structure requires that there be a group of people that rely on government assistance so that the government can control them, therefore making it much harder for low income persons to attain a better quality education, jobs and health care. To say that people are lazy because they rely on government assistance shows your ignorance. You are basing your opinion on false stereotypes. Please do the country a favor and educate yourself.
Requires? You don't seem to even realize the inception of these "programs" that you refer to. I've read your post (although it makes no sense and is poorly written) and it has no bearing on this discussion. Take a basic high school government class to find out the origin of how close the votes were to the concept of Social Security and other programs never existing. Do the homework, kiddo. You'll learn something that's worth posting. (Take a typing course while you're at it.)
Sorry, Kay... you don't get it. My parents and every generation of my family before that paid taxes – I now pay taxes. There's been no free ride for me or my family, as opposed to the welfare recipients who receive "benefits" for twenty or thirty years. (I hope this helps you to think it through – I can do the math for you, if you want.)
We *ALL* pay taxes. Even welfare recipients. Why don't *you* understand that??
Oh...and you want some "math"? The average stay on welfare is 3 years. Over 90% of recipients are off welfare in less than 5 years. And the average number of children? It's 2. (Oh gee, darn. So much for "pumping out babies" to collect more of that "free money".)
I have worked all of my life, have gone to undergraduate and graduate school and took a typing course in high school.
Just wanted to let you know that I have passed your condescending expectations for other comments.
I am also well versed with history.
Therefore, I am well aware of how and why welfare was started in this country and thank God for all of the people who needed it at the time. Are there tears in the system? Of course. In fact, it was the Clinton administration who started making modifications to the welfare program with incentives for people to get off of it.
Statistics may point to certain ethnic groups that are on government aid, but most certainly there are plenty of caucasians that abuse the system as well.
I resent your insinuations that you know everything about this issue when you clearly do not.
Welfare was created to pull people out of the dregs of one of the worst economic times in U.S. history. Historically African Americans and Hispanic Americans have been victimized by things like Jim Crow laws that has slowed the progress of these socioeconomic and ethnic groups. Things are clearly changing.
This caucasian, life time working, middle class woman was thrilled to vote for a President of both African and Caucasian origin. I voted for the smart one. I plan on doing it again and hope that Americans follow suit.
joco–Clinton may have presided over the cuts and proposals of welfare reform, but the actual stipulations that are still in place including that welfare will NEVER pay any money for over 2 children and all mothers must seek employment when Children reach age 6 was the brainchild and authorship of the Majority GOP controlled Congress in 1996–don't get it twisted.
Due to this requirement, for the first time in decades, people were able to break the generational hold of welfare and it was done against a backdrop of protests and anger from the Democratic party AND from the Welfare recipients who were afraid of the crutch they had grown up depending on.
I believe the "free ride" Kay is referring to are all the subsidies from food to electricity and heating, to roads, bridges, public schools and hospitals that help to underwrite all of our lives to such an extent that none of us actually pays outright for a lot of what we use and take for granted and the condescension in discussing a persons typing on a blog or dismissing their post just because YOU disagree with it is pedantic in the extreme. Can you understand THAT?
I seriously doubt the amount you have paid in taxes over the years actually equal the amounts you have benefited from for police, school, hospital, OSHA, Worker's comp, unemployment benefits, roads, electricity, water, sewage, farm subsidies and low cost of food and gas, traffic lights, social security or other services the government will or has provided to you or your family. I have also always paid taxes and my taxes are over 100K each year, and after calculating the cost to bring power to a property that is even 500 feet from the road and knowing how the government underwrites most things, even I don't believe I have "Paid" for all the things I benefit from when I pay taxes–also consider the bargaining and negotiating buying power of the US –which is based on our standing as a global power which in turn is based on our GNP and GDP–and you begin to realize that if you had to provide EACH of these services on your own, continually year after year–you could NEVER EVER afford them. The road repairs and clearing each year alone (just to your residence and whereever you choose to drive) would be more than most of us make in a decade.
Kay, I would really like to know what sources you refer to with the "average" welfare recipient only collecting for a few years. I just can't believe that. Also, the taxes that these welfare recipients pay are fully refunded to them, because they "qualify" for so many of the deductions for low income – they literally not only get the taxes refunded but then also get a hefty refund on top of that – thousands of dollars, in fact. I have a close friend who works for one of the social welfare departments as a senior administrator and it makes her sick to see the abuse of the system, but her job is to offer what the law allows. Unless you can tell me where you are getting your information, I consider it to be nothing but pointless verbiage. I've gotta call 'em as I see 'em.
you do know there is a 5 year maximum for life on welfare. its not even called welfare anymore its temporary assistance
Fed Up ... nice to see you on this message board Miss Palin
I must have a kindred spirit with Fed Up too...
Less than 4 million people nation wide of ALL races is on full welfare and according to the stats 75% of those are WHITE and have always been white. Less than 14 million people receive food stamps and medicaid–and that is not even 10% of all Americans. about 25% of blacks are in poverty vs 15% of whites and 38% of Hispanics. In real numbers, that is about 10 million blacks, 20 million Hispanics and 27 million whites on food stamps and medicaid which is not considered welfare but actually are an arm of poverty.
White people get food stamps too. And by the way, the single biggest increase in food stamp spending came under W.
"...the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food and Nutrition service month-by-month figures going back to January 2001 show that under President George W. Bush the number of recipients rose by nearly 14.7 million. Nothing before comes close to that. And under Obama, the increase so far has been 14.2 million. To be exact, the program has so far grown by 444,574 fewer recipients during Obama's time in office than during Bush's."
Bush proposed tighter guidelines for responsibility, but the Dems voted it down. They like their poor voters happy and comfy on my tax dollars.
President George 'Disaster' Bush. Yup. History will come to judge him and his presidency harshly, if not to condemn him outright. None of this surprised me. Six oil companies driven into bankruptcy, that was his history. What else would he do with the country but spend us into bankruptcy?
Looks like the U.S. is going down the toilet even faster than I thought it would! 15-20 years to "banana republic" status.
Totally agree. Thank the bankers and financial elite for their desire for a never-ending supply of cheap labor. I hope it was worth it.
hehehe, poor jim...if you don't like the usa, move to russia. love it or leave it, sweetheart.
ps, hope you leave it! goodbye : )
To hell with all you folks and your 'love it or leave it' advice. I say we change what's wrong and improve America. Then, if YOU don't like it, YOU can leave. ;) How does that elevate your marine transport vehicle?
How in the world did this become an anti-Semitic thread? Jews work hard, and they OWN not owe, unlike the welfare recipients that also keep being mentioned.
Oh, come on. Don't *you* stereotype. Make-believe like "Jews own, not owe" does not help anyone. Jews are human beings, just like everyone else. Some work hard. Some don't. And some own...while some owe.
As an aside 11% of Jews are below the poverty line in the US. Do you seriously expect us to believe that none of them collect welfare?
You couldn't pay me enough to live in Atlanta proper. Dark and dirty.And, I'd love to see the SOURCE of the post concerning welfare recipients – sorry, I just don't believe those numbers.
I doubt if Atlanteans miss your presence at all–as for sources for welfare–google them–then look at the actual numbers and divide by the total number of recipients.
My neighbor's kid's are not mine but i pay for their education !
Kids. Not kid's. You want your neighbor's kids to learn how to pluralize words correctly, don't you?
Not really. Why don't you shell out the doe, on behalf of me "Octa" mom.
Too bad you didn't take advantage of the education that your neighbors "paid for" when you were young. You would have learned when to use the possessive "s" versus the plural "s".
Blame the education system !
the more kids they have the more food stamps they get
Just like *your* neighbors paid for yours. What's your point?
Nope, i went to a private school without asking for alms from any of you.
Did anyone ever think that the REASON why minorities represent more of the population because many of our kids are "mixed"?? My son is 1/16th filipino, but he is still concidered a minority since he is not "100% white". Hilarious.
I'm 3/32 Mescalero Apache, and the census and every form I've filled out requires that I am Caucasian.
Those kids need to learn the "kamehameha"
Why is it racist to state the fact that the races are significantly and measurably different? Genetically, and culturally.
genetically, you are closer to a random African than two random Africans are to each other. There is more genetic diversity between Africans than between Donald trump and a random African.
Agreed- It's a proven fact that there is more diversity within races than between races. Between races the differences tend to be superficial.
The best thing for White America to do starting right now is to push education so the children/babies of today and tomorrow will be great leaders, inventors, protectors, builders, caretakers for tomorrow. Else, if they keep the same plan of greed and divesting and poverty seeding the result will be unkind. Tomorrow can only bright if is right for all.
They are 13 % of the U.S. population, but 50% of the prison population. Lazy people would attribute this their inherent evil, and not the real culprit of structural oppression that they face everyday.
When whites make up 13% of the population, i hope our fate isn't the same. According to whitie in the Plessy vs Ferguson verdict, we hypothetically should be fine with it.
As one of the few remaining industrialized nations to not acknowledge crimes against its indigenous peoples, I would say the one condition to your hypothesis is TRUTH. If we as a nation will be truthful about our past, we will be OK. If not...
Do you happen to have the statistics relating to "white collar" crime???
So only white people are racist? That seems like a very racist statement to me.
The REAL question is: why does it even matter? There shouldn't even BE minorities or majorities anymore. This is the 21st century... we are all just people. That is what the problem with this country is. Just let it go.
It matters because statically most non-white countries are It 3rd world.
the problem is static? you might have accidentally stumbled on something quasi salient.
There are lies damn lies and statistics. the census numbers a parameters
Notice the higher populations are border states.
Americans pay their fair taxes and do not need anchor babies to be allowed to stay here legally.
Why cant people come here for a better future? Who's land is this anyway. Before man put down borders people could come and go wherever they wanted. Who are you to deny them their own land as well as ours? God gave land to all humans.
All the result of a government policy pushed through by that alcoholic Teddy Kennedy and his sweeping changes to American immigration policy.
Let’s not forget Reagan’s amnesty.
That's American Kharma: what goes around, comes around in this country. The best thing you can do for you future generation is to be on your best behavior in your lifetime by treating others how you want to be treated. Represent!!
Is that some sort of threat?
Wow, well that was a pretty racist comment Hema. And before you follow up with some " You think that because you are white" comment, I'm half hispanic. Hypocracy is not helping to end racism. Why not accept people of all colors as equal citizens of the world? Pretty soon we will all be the same color anyways.
You mean filtering IN...
Great, now can we get the Minorities to actually pay their "fair share" towards costs of the USA, and to stop raising their children off rest of our backs (stop living on welfare). The USA is finished / destroyed because of this. Most minorities don't pay income taxes to support our Federal Govern, instead are parasites whether on at least some welfare, or govern. jobs. So USA will end up bankrupt.
High Five on that one! White people act like they are the only ones that AREN'T on welfare and the only ones who pays taxes..
What about the white imbred's breeding like dogs ?
I think it's hilarious! We've got the same people in Congress who spend billions feeding Pakistan, North Korea, Haiti and every place else but won't secure the borders here! This will cost because soon this country will be known as The United States Of Jose.
You get a high five too! Ashes to ashes, dust to dust. Everything eventually gets back to the beginning..
@Not so fast
Learn your history. It was the Spanish who did most of the conquering lol. But let me guess.. they are a little too close to white for you.
I've been reading some of these comments and this entire message board is the the most ignorant, fanatical, stupid to the point of funny, conversation ever. If you can't realize that then.......
I'm a teacher at a predominately black elementary school and I can attest to the fact that the black children are not suffering from a lack of educational opportunities. We teachers get a bad rap for not doing our jobs well, and sometimes it's warranted, but for the most part it's not fair because we're responsible for teaching kids who simply don't care. Their problems are centered in their own homes where their parents are teaching them that white people are not to be trusted and they don't need an education because the government will take care of them. Their children do and say horrible things on a daily basis and when I call their parents it's always the same thing: they could care less and are angry to be bothered by a white person. I was a naive to all these issues before I started teaching in the black community but now I'm absolutely certain that their problems originate in their own homes.
yeah... a black man did not invent the peanut, George Washington Carver, whom I assume you are referencing, encouraged poor southern farmers to grow the crop because it was nutritionally beneficial. The plant has been around for centuries. Though I think the fact that politians bring up the issue of race is a pathetic attempt to preoccupy the public with minor disputes, and draw attention away from the real issues at hand.
More sensationalist garbage. White babies are NOT a minority unless stacked against every non-white baby combined. If you stack white babies vs black babies or hispanic babies or asian babies, white babies are by far the majority.
Jess is right! Jess is so dang smart he/she can count all the way to potato. That's right, don't mess with Jess unless you have a black belt in counting to potato yourself. ;-)
In this country, perhaps. Worldwide however, white is the minority race. I don't know why it even matters....slow news day or media trying to instigate racial tensions yet again.
oh yeah,i am sure that you and/or your family members were directly involved in the creation of the afore-mentioned technologies.
and i'm im gonna thank some recent immigrant from latvia for what thomas jefferson or henry ford did. with that kind of logic,you might as well thank the spanish for creating electricity because they "discovered" the new world
Planned parenthood. You won't find the Muslims doing this, I guarantee. Like the Mormons, they believe the more children you have, the more you please God.
What about Catholics??? They don't believe in birth control and they're mostly white. So your misguided point was what?
30% of women obtaining abortions identify as catholic in the U.S.
Technically the old testament says to be fruitful and multiply, this means you. Of course, it also says that god doesn't want crippled, the blind, sick or impure in his house or making offerings, and to abandon people who had coitus on their wives period. And stone them if they were shaking up on her period.
Focus on the good if one leads their life by the bible, or at least consult a Rabbi from time to time on matters of the old testament. The stories are allegoric more often than not, and literal interpretations will make for conflicting faith.
Oh sweet historical justice. And it only took a few hundred years.
i know right? lol
I love them aint nothin like em lol
If everyone is here legally can read write and speak english good enough to get by in day to day life works hard treats evryone else good i dont care who is a majority or minority. I just really dont care
Europe doesnt have the natural resources to self sustain.
Does this take into account the Duggar family?
The article remains me of Nazi Germany, not that I was there, but just some of the tools they used to planet seeds of racism discourse.
I grew up in a town that was all white. The only black girl was the daughter of a football player. I received a great education, there was no crime whatsoever, and the place was picture perfect. Unfortunately, I moved out when I became an adult and moved to a town close by, where all the whites would go shop and dine, but everyone who lived there was a minority. Hispanics, Blacks and Asians. I was the only white person on my floor. The police were always breaking up fights, some of my stuff was even stolen by my black neighbor, who I was nothing but cordial to. I would always hear my neighbors talking about how they don't want to get jobs because they would rather collect welfare checks. I hated my town growing up because it was so bland, but I can't wait to move back! My experience in such polar opposite environments can only allow me to draw the conclusion that this new statistic, if accurate, marks the beginning of a decline in civilization in America.
That's religion not race. They're Mexican/Hispanic you say and having large numbers of children. Then they are good practiciing catholics. If you're going to be a bigot at least get some of the facts straight.
fekt,persecution of catholics was common in america. have you ever seen a catholic president? one..kennedy..he was assasinated. there was a time in the south when mexicans and hispanics were "not allowed" ..
protestants vs catholics..that war goes way back. theres actually a law in england prohibiting a catholic from ever becoming king .historians say that the modern world can be traced back mainly to "underclared" anglo-spanish war.
if spain would have won,which they almost did,america,and europe,and england..and the world would be a drastically different place. many linguists theorize that the only remaining languages on earth in 100 years would be english,spanish,and mandarin
England also accomplished some of its war aims: it had successfully defended its Protestant revolution; it maintained control of Ireland; by supporting the Protestant Dutch, albeit with limited forces and very little success, and by the diversion of substantial Spanish resources, it had played a part in averting a complete Spanish reconquest of the Netherlands (seen as a threat); and by supporting Henry IV, had ensured that France would remain friendly.
This is ridiculous, are you so naive and narrow minded that you would believe you can judge an entire RACE based on a few experiences? You ma'am, are a large part of what is wrong with the world.
I also grew up in a very small town with very few minorities, I then joined the military and now my life could very well depend on a black person or a hispanic person, it doesnt matter to me what race they are, they are brothers that bleed the same as me or you. You, are a racist bigot and it makes me sick to think my brothers would give their lives to protect you!
I would be proud to call you 'son'. Thank you for your sanity.
Kennedy was assassinated because he was trying to fight against racism.
maybe you should quit your job at Jack in the Box and move to a place where its all poor white people, you'll hear, smell and lose the same things only the local "hole in the wall" mexican restaurant won't be as good because it will be called Taco Bell. You are confusing socio economic problems with race. Color does not make you a superior or inferior citizen. I can't believe people are still stupid on this issue.
Yeah, we should ALL have that mindset based on YOUR personal experience...... pfffth
Anyone who thinks we have a shortage of white babies needs to go a a tea party rally. It's all a bunch of white babies.
And no I cant spell.
That was hilarious, Rog. And, so, so true. Important here, we need to remember we are ALL apart of this great nation, even when we disagree.
Stupid articles, get stiupid people upset. WHo cares what color anyone is. Skin color is such a minute piece of DNA it's not worth discussing, who cares. Now remember to wear hats and use sunscreen this summer.
It would be interesting to see how many of these non white kids births were paid for by medicaid.
Get a CLUE! Millions of WHITE people use Medicaid AND other safety net programs. The white race in America isn't the perfect, prosperous, law-abiding group YOU think it is. Take your head out of your nether region, and observe the real America.
lol... Such anger! i didn't say that white people don't use safety net programs. The problem is that to many people have grow to expect on these programs.
Best thing whites can do at this point is pull the plug on this already dying nation, cause if you keep on this track, well you're extinct... so it's lose lose.
No you should just accept the fact that Hispanics are eventually going to run things so I would up on my Spanish if we're you...tequila!!!
Damn, you just got tequilad!!!!!!! And your personal prejudice keeps you from enjoying it. sad
I ain't pulling the plug on my country.
We will all be dead within the next 100 yrs or less. Other people will replace us, in one way or another. If you're blood pressure is rising because of this article, you are a tool. Enjoy what little life you have left.
Regardless of our color, whether we smoke, or our weight; NOBODY IS GETTING OUT OF THIS ALIVE! Live life to the fullest and enjoy yourself.
Who can afford children unless you are a preferred minority and are being heavily subsidized by the anti-white federal government?
Problem is: we don't need athletes, we need engineers and scientists.
Unfortunately, just because we need something doesn't mean we will get it. I was currently in Chem 2, JUST Chem 2 mind you. We started with 26 students first day of class. 7 took the final.
more engineers and scientists, that are not cheating their way or buying their degrees without learning. This country is falling apart because everyone is cheating and buying their way into authority and power in all sectors.
True video, they're succeeding too
Are you in any real position to determine what is or isn't reality? You're at least one flew over.
I think it is more that predominantly white countries are the most successful. Therefore, everyone wants to move there.
Would be a little odd if all predominantly white countries governments, were run by whites who hated their own race. Not impossible I suppose, just unlikely.
You act surprised, most media in this country is Jewish, they love to celebrate this kind of thing.
what do you like to celebrate, a white Christmas?
Leftists have achieved their ultimate goal, the death of the white race
i thought that was the mexicans goal? keep to the correct talking points
People are people.
It would be nice if we all can be referred to just as Americans, but sadly color plays a role universally. Even between people with the same color they look down upon with someone who just looks different; fat, skinny, buck tooth, red neck, etc...
Those are just excuses. The only reason blacks are behind whites economically and in terms of education, is because of their victim mentality and poor work ethic.
you're right, look at all other minorities... Asians, Hispanics, and Middle Easterners have made their American Dreams come true while a lot of blacks still live on hand out of the government in the projects.
That's very naive. You really haven't thought it through. Blacks have had a long and painful history that has kept them down. Our country should be ashamed of it. People cannot prosper when they are denied equal opportunities – the culmination of years and years of being sent to worse schools, having less acceptance in society and in the work place has to be fully accounted for and understood. (For point of reference I'm white and I'm gay.)
The ironic thing is if this happened to Jews, Blacks, Hispanics, Native Americans, there'd be a massive outcry and uproar. Shows the hypocrisy of the leftists....
People are actually pretty upset with what happened to all of those groups. Ever hear of outrage over the holocaust, or, I don't know, abolitionists?
By the way, bri, you're only part of the right wing in that you vote against your own interests to benefit them. There's no way a simpleton like you has any political power what so ever.
Political power is meaningless nowadays, it will come to the gun again, i'll see you there.
it's meaningless in that the white plutocracy actually control everything, and even mitt romney works for people like grover norquist. But that's not what you meant, rite?
the world isn't coming to the end, and your guns aren't going to be your salvation. I have guns too, got a merit badge and everything
It's more proof, anti-racists are actually anti-white
do secure white people really crave some idiot white pride affirmation? Not being a bigot doesn't render one anti-anything
I like how you said "if" as if real terrible things happened to you, and "hypothetically" people would be outraged "if" something bad happened to them. if.
"if" genocide happened to jews, and native americans, people would be upset. where is the outrage for Bribarian's holocaust?
This dude said "if." If! damn, is history hell bent on repeating itself through this naive poster?
That's my point, everyone else is looked at as a race worthy of holding onto, yet whites get displaced in their own nations and it's tea time.
Brib...Did you NOT know that his is not a White land? Whites killed for it and stole it from Indians. So how can you stake a claim to anything?
only poor whities cry poor whitie, because they feel powerless. When terrorists hit the rich white mans towers, he brought the hammer down world wide.
I think we'll actually see an even more rapid decrease in white babies since nobody is gonna want their child living in a third world dump...
Looks like the Jews/liberals have succeeded in their agenda, well done. You've destroyed the european race.
Nobody destroyed any "european race" just a bunch of you rednecks got so lazy and stupid that you're re3ady to be plowed under as fertilizer.
Leftists celebrating their victory and murder of whites.
Bri guy, what's a leftist? have you ever researched this? Shawn Hannity is not an expert.
Do you like passionate speeches and uniforms? Are you anti handicapped?
The problem with your statement is that we are actually not even in Europe...
"Post-racial world"? Right...all these lovely comments confirm that hands down.
Thats because theres no special interest groups for white people.
You can have black pride, jewish pride, latino pride, chicano pride, asian pride
But If youre proud to be white youre a racist.
White people are demonized in every sort of media
for example Look at the Trayvon martin case where Zimmerman is portrayed as a WHITE hispanic what the hell
Whens the last time you heard of a white person or a hispanic named zimmerman?
Jews were reclassified as white after WWII. Everyday is white people day. only in america can bourgeois white people think the biggest racial problem we face today is actually reverse racism. poor whitie
They should just call Zimmerman a Jewspanic.
and hiphop culture..hiphop culture embraces european fashion and car design and beverages such as wine. get over it.
one of the most powerful things about the romans were that they were able to assimilate the values cultures and traditions of the land they conquered , as easily as they were able to force their culture and traditions amongst others..
Whites are already a worldwide minority, now that they're losing majority in their own nations, whites will now be extinct. Well done l1btards.
"Their" own nation? you strike me as the type person who would ask an Asian American where they are from, hear Cleveland, then ask where they're really from, but would get upset yourself if asked where you're really from, because it's "America of Course!"
technically americans europeans africans and latinos are the minorities compared to the asians
"It is better to have people think you a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt."... I'm sorry but the level of ignorance on this webpage is (for lack of a better word) "dumbfounding"... You people blaming minorities for your problems... Thats like blaming the ocean when there is no rain... Nature has a way of exterminated different animal and plant species... if they do not evolve... Why should humans be any different? Maybe before too many millenia have past the 5 races are going to be one race, one people... Who knows??? one thing I do know is that old time thinking is dying out sooner than later.
Every white family should have atleast 4 kids to sustain future generations....white women should focus more on family then dollars...
You'll be happy to pay for mine? I'll send you the bills,....ALL of them. I'll be a good American and not ever need the government's help to even make sure they're educated properly. I know those private schools are great. Oh, and by the way, my youngest needs braces and glasses too.
Iceland is still the whitest country.
Actually, not true. There are only just over 300,000 Icelanders. There are 4 million tourists and there are thousands upon thousands of illegal Vietnamese immigrants. They simply aren't counted in the population demographics.
Can we have a White History Month, please..!
Give me a break, that's every day.
Not. I work on an EEO committee. I see whites turned down for being white. Isn't that discrimination?
2000 years and counting isn't enough for you?
Oh here we go with another whah whah whah about having to learn maybe five things for one month about another culture. Boo hoo!!!
Can we have a White History Month now?
Majority minority. Dear lord. When is anybody gonna get this right? There is no "majority minority". That just sounds stupid. How about minority as defined by white, non black, non asian, non hispanic, non slavic, non anything other than white. Whites have been moving towards minority status for years. IF YOU ARE IN THE MINORITY, YOU ARE NOT IN THE MAJORITY. This article and the way it's written is a testament to the dumbing down of America as a whole. Idiots.
Why have white women started to produce less children .....
They aren't. They are producing less white children.
cuz they're marrying non white men
Perhaps welfare reform played at least a small part. (Whites have always been the largest number of welfare recipients.)
Take a look at the ratio of whites on welfare in the US to the total white population then blacks.
Stop treating women like baby machines, for one.
I hate that woman are expected to take care of every person in the family. The biggest child of all is usually your own partner. God forbid they get a cold.. And, women don't even dare to get sick 'cause their partners don't want to be bothered. Who needs to be treated that way. I know that there are exceptions to this in some cases but, not enough. If you want to know why women are P.O'd, start with this one.
Hey, remember when white was the minority and Native American was the majority?
shhhh...you are spoiling the racial paranoia sentiments...CNN has now mastered how to write its history to pull back viewers lost to FAUX NEWS during the FAKE WMD WAR in Iraq....this story will soon be featured in a neo-naaazi website...
I might be movin' to Montana soon
Just to raise me up a crop of Dental Floss Raisin' it up
Waxen it down
In a little white box
I can sell uptown
I personally don't care what a person's ethnic background is. If they work hard and have American values then who cares where there ancestors came from. But if they do not have values, that is a different story.
No. But, I read about it somewhere.
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