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."
I said people like him not just him.
@Tamara – the article refers to a national census. I can pick random states to prove a point as well. When you look at national data, while the percentages on welfare appear similar (black and white), when you account for a groups percentage of the total population, minorities consume far more of the social services provided.....
This will not go well with the xenophobes, KKK, self-proclaimed "border guards," and other wacko bigots. But, who cares> Those morons don't count anyway; they have been minorities for so long that their paranoia makes them think they are mainstream tea partiers.
America's going brown, baby. 50 years (or less) whites will be the minority. Maybe not a terrible thing, but I just hope we don't have our own drinking fountains, can't sit at the front counter, and have to sit in the back of the bus. Paybacks are a b1tch, as they say.....
We would be very lucky if that was to happen? Odds are, this will become one big cesspool, meanning the country and the government will be long gone by then... Hate to say this, but Rome is really burning.
The problem is that would suit many whites just fine.
meh... doesn't matter what color they are, they are ALL getting a broke down, hopelessly in-debt and increasingly dysfunctional police state. Good look with that kids!
This is exactly why the Republican party is attacking abortion rights, contreception, and womens's rights. And it is the reason for the Catholic Church's stance on abortion.The birth rate among "Muslim" countries is higher than the U.S. as well. Looks like the rich, white Republicans want to make sure we grow as many WASP's as possible.
GOD HAS SPOKEN !!! Now, let the Church say, Amen.
Right, because white people can't have abortions ...
This is going to get interesting. When blacks and minorities moved into the inner cities, the whites moved out. When blacks and minorities got busing and desegregation, whites moved to the suburbs or other towns. So where is white flight going to take white Americans next? Perhaps Europe will invite white Americans back to push out Middle Eastern immigrants?
Europeans made this country what it is, now this will change will ruin it.
I can only think of one man at a time like this, Larry Willmore. He said it best about the stew getting darker as you throw everything in to a melting pot. Congradulations America!
The end is near, the occupation has culminated.
Well, that's good news. Now we can all hop on the Affirmative Action gravy train! Woo Hoo, Choo Choo!!!
For over 400 years...things favored just one group...and still do....that is why affirmative action was put in place....to make up for the 400 year head start. I wish we could all work to make this a more perfect union. I wish things would be fair and affirmative action would be long gone:-)
I work where the balance is offset in the direction of your preference. And believe me, when they say equal employment, they mean it for only one group of people. But I can't complain, I get some bread crumbs too.
White whites attack blacks, it's racist and a hate crime. When blacks attack whites, it's just a mistake.
Great news. As we become a "blended" culture racism will most likely suffer a slow but sure death in our country.
Some people on this board don't know about "Irish need no apply", "No Italians accepted", etc, not that long ago.
Good thing those degenerates never became part of this country, eh?
Right because warring tribes of the same race have NEVER existed.
If only. The comments here demonstrate that some whites will always be terrified of non-whites and bitter about not having supremacy (even though as individuals they don't warrant it).
yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! where is the free stuff?? im white and a member of naawp, negative action, white panther party, wet tv yee hawwwwwwwwwwwwwwww break out the rebel flags.
on another note, who gives a rats as we are Americans first. i work, dont keep score love GOD and country. some seem to work the system for freebies. thanks to LBJ, clinton, obammy
Wow LBJ has that much pull where he some folks freebies? You talk about getting free stuff but first your kind has to go through the harsh stuff, you know slavery, lynchings and all that. Good luck, karma is a....well you know. How does that "Change" work out for you?
The idea that this white minority was overdue, and its their turn for slavery is just unbelievable to me. Not to play down the horrible events that took place over the last 400 or so years prior to the 60's, but black people here in America have not and currently are not the only people to have been enslaved. African's were taken from Africa, and in some cases sold by their own tribes to the then voyagers to America before it even became America. Slaves built our nation. Its very very sad, but true. Asians were taken as slaves as well as the Irish and Italians. Before America, Europeans uses slaves, Africa, Asia, Middle easterners, Russia... everyone had slaves, some still have slaves. My point is simply that people shouldn't spend so much useless energy trying to seek revenge for others ignorant choices. My family was killed during WWII, I dont think all Germans should now be burned and lynched just because new statistics say there are less of them in the world then us. Some of these comments make me think that the very people who call America home dont truly understand what she stands for.
White women are having babies but they are having them for black men, hispanic men and asian men.
Ready, you are so right. Hooray for White women! The less 'full-white', the better...
That is so cool
But a lot of white women ARE sleeping with black men but they still can't make babies–I know a lot that can't and some who have adopted babies or older children because they can't make their own –and it makes them bitter.
Minorities will soon not be the minority anymore. Will white people benefit from affirmative action and other minority opportunities at that point?
Depends, we will start enslave, dehumanize white people for 400 years then subjugate them to absolute TERRORISM and second class citizenship for 100 years, pump drugs into their communities, inprison them at vastly unfair rate compared to their population percentage of the country? If we do that then yes we need affirmative action for white people
Doubt it since they're voting to get rid of affirmative action.
Percentages? Lets just stick to plain ordinary numbers. Percentages seem to confuse conservatives and Republicans. In sheer numbers, the largest number of people receiving public assistance, are Caucasian. I know that facts do not fit the perception you "fair and equitable" people want to wrap yourself in, but that is a fact.
In addition, as there are more Caucasian people receiving public assistance, the greater proportion of the funding required to provide public assistance is spent on, yep you guessed it.. Caucasians.
Since I'm white, all I gotta say is.......where's my minority scholarship?
This will be the death spiral of the country....more on welfare, fewer to pay for it, and the decline continues....
Our country has teen pregnancy rates that rival that of some developing countries.
We're in serious trouble.
Great news! By the time my kids go to college they will be the minority and have all the benefits provided to minority status individuals today!!
Just prepare them for all the minority downside to that as well. They will get picked on, bullied and made to feel like they are worthless and be tortured because of their skin color. You know, like you and your family has done all your lives. You laugh now....good luck!
Planned Parenthood aborted them all. Thanks to Liberalism and "Choice."
Much lower. Most of those posting are intellectually challenged.
Big Red: I think you are right. Either that or they are put-on posts. Some of the posts are so ridiculous they MUST be put-ons!
This makes me worry about who's going to pay for the welfare, Medicaid, food stamps and Medicaid for the growing number of pregnant teens and others. I'm referring to those who do not and will not work, but are filling out nations prisons, at tremendous expense to the working tax payer.
Race technically does not exist, it is merely a human construct. Color of skin is only a biological reaction to ultraviolet radiation that was developed over hundreds of thousands of years of human migration.
Nonetheless, we've spent 350-plus years obsessing to the nth degree about it on an absolutely constant basis. Do we simply flip a switch and pretend those years never happened?
Of course not, but until we start seeing skin color as such, we will truly not make any progress with regards of seeing beyond it
Deer, there is a parallel between your comment and your assumptions
Even if what you say is true, there is still the issue of 350-plus years of scars that must be dealt with. And like a man caught in adultery trying to buy his way out of the situation with candy, flowers and jewelery. Just throwing money at It won't fix the problem. Only honesty will.
Let me try my best to "twist your noodle". If we are ever going to get over the effects of race in this country, I believe it is ultimately going to come down to 2 things: the willingness of black people to forgive, and white people to be honest. In that order.
it's more than just skin.
Then what is it?
He has more than one mouth?
Or how many rednecks in West Virginia get welfare. C'mon, it's not like there aren't a lot of white people on welfare.
There is discrimination all around...it's been going on since the birth of this country...it was much much worse for other groups....we should work to make this country a more perfect union. I saw this video and it made me sick...it shows the ugly side of racism...don't be part of that ugly side...
Good. Now I get to collect some welfare
The truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.
Good. Now I get to collect some welfare.
I wonder how much of this trend can be tied to the Catholic Church's stance on birth control...
Zero. This trend is the feminist dream come true.
Slooooossshhh!! hear that? Thats America going down the toilet. You can thank MTV for getting the ball rolling. Time to move back to Norway.
Babies of mixed races are real pretty. Don't you think? Imagine a dark hair baby girl with blue eyes. Now that is a rare sight! Get used to it, just like you got used to minorities in your neigborhoods. You'll live longer if you accept it.
No sense in whites moving back to Europe. Life is good in America! Whatta country!
There are minorities in Norway... You have no where to run....... LOL
yes, and you are speaking from a privileged position where you are either a self hating white person who doesn't care about what happens to white people, or you are a "minority" who has ancestral homelands that are not being threatened demographically.
Dear Jesus: Can you come back soon and bring your children home. This world is full of too much hate.
You speak the truth, unfortunately.
Many of the white women are having babies by black or hispanic men.
Oh I get it. So Hispanic babies are not white, but if they grow up and murder someone... then they are white.
You're catching on.
You're a mixed race and murder someone? You're white, racist, and it's an automatic hate crime. Run for president? Oh, now you're a minority.
Hispanics are European. Spanish is a European Language. The conquistadors conquer central America and mixed their races with the native people. So in my book Hispanics are the real native people in America. They got everything stole from them. Thanks for the horses, dogs, and guns.
please google race and ethnicity and learn the difference....... there are black, white, and native hispanics...... white meaning having racial origins of european descent...... black meaning having racial origins of african descent.... Native meaning the ORIGINAL people of the Americas what you would like to refer to as NATIVE AMERICANS of Mexicans (yes they are the Native people of the Americas)
Americas meaning north, central and south
MsKira...it's sad that most Americans didn't know that.
Kira, I agree but that's not a nationality. Black and white is a American term. You don't call a African black. Only in the U.S we do that. A African man would tell you their nationality. (ex. Ethpoian, Sudanese, Nigerian etc) Only in American we classify a African man as black. We all are mutts of some different nationality.
There is no such thing as a black person and white person. That was made up. If people knew where they came from we wouldn't be having a conservation about whites becoming minority. Black and white don't exist. Your ancestry came from a whole different continent. Most whites are Scandivain or some sort of a Celt.
Yes, and that idiotic statement, "Hispanics are Hispanic, not White", is generally nudged in between some semblance of an "intelligent" attempt to statistically prove that minorities are parasites. AMERICAN WHITE PEOPLE, stop doing this! Hispanic, is NOT and will NEVER BE a race or nationality. Even the article makes this distinction if you actually read it. If you are Hispanic (from a Spanish speaking country), you still must identify with a race (here in America). If you are not American, you will be recognized by your place of origin; Brazilian, Peruvian, Colombian, Venezuelan, Argentinian, etcetera. If more Blacks in America knew their history, they would NOT be called "Black" and certainly not just African. Instead, they would be called by their place of origin i.e., Nigerian, Ghanian, Ethiopian, Somalian. Even then, the tribes would be acknowledged more often then not. Sheesh!
(from a Spanish speaking country) Belles
Whats category would you put Christopher Columbus in ? He had blond hair and blue eyes. From a European country that speaks spanish. Would he be consider white or hispanic ?
Hahahaha. Let me laugh first. Wait so whites are saying this is their country? Haahaahaahaa
You should be thankful for all the things whites have invented for you to enjoy. Being angry just shows you are bitter and jealous. Instead of being bitter, you should ask white people to invent more things for you to enjoy. Be positive, not negative.
Correction...many things were invented by blacks, Hispanics and Asians....you don't get to hear about these inventions ESP. Black inventions...and am certain you enjoy the results of this inventions in your everyday life. All races invented stuff....that is a fact...unless you want to change the facts.
i would love to see an important statistic printed in the news.
like let's compare IQs among all the races!
For 400 years opportunities for education were denied to minorities...it's only a few decades ago these laws were changed...minorities are still denied opportunities in the workplace and are less likely to afford early childhood education for their children...the playing field has NEVER been even...if you put 2 kids in the exact same conditions...what would the results be?
Take away those born to illegals and the Hispanic number wouldn't be half of what it is. Census shows that too.Just like 70% of them are on some form of welfare.
what are the problem the time change if the white people don't want babies, that the reason we have the manitos and manitas in other word la raza babies machines are working 24 hours a day, they let the brothers behind too la raza will go very soon in charge of everything
You do know that Hispanic is an ethnicity and not a race, right? Their can be White or Black Hispanics. CNN didn't create anything. America is continuing to "DUMB" down! LOL
You do know that Hispanic is an ethnicity and not a race, right? Their can be White or Black Hispanics. CNN didn't create anything. America is continuing to "DUMB" down!
So the minority has become a majority but it's still called a minority. Ain't statistics wonderful!
No they are still a minority. The majority of people under the age of 1 are non white. The majority of everyone, who is of any age, are white. In the future, whites may still be the majority since non-white could mean a lot of different races.
8 of the 12 kids on my son's baseball team have parents where one parent is Euro/white and the other is of another ethnicity/race (my kids included) including Asian, Hispanic, Indian or Black. We live in a pretty mixed, mostly working class/lower middle class area (not a heck of a lot of welfare, mostly two parents working). So how does this census count those kids? This is going to be more the norm going forward. The fact is we are mixing it up at all levels of society. Honestly I think that is a good thing.
at least until the welfare runs out,coming soon to a city near you "Planet of the Apes"
At least we will now have citizen-migrant-farm-workers!
Definately not a patriot. All the minority women and men and you call them apes? This pseudo superiority complex never works and is old stale news...they tried it in centuries before and it did not and will never work. So either go soothe yourself or repent and see the light....your choice!
Race technically does not exist, it is merely a human construct. Color of skin is only a biological reaction to ultraviolet radiation that was developed over hundreds of thousands of years of human migration.
Nothing really new here. But what is interesting, is the amount compared to the changes taking place in our country. I do not know if there is some kind of correlation going on, but it seems the more the minorities produce, the deeper our country sinks into a third world abyss?
Peter this is a different time and really a different era. If you really want to live in the past, that is by your choice. I live in the here and now, and I see what is taking place right now, and it sure in hell is not getting better from what I see. My own state of California is sinking very fast, and we spend over ten billion a year on illegal immigration, this was one of the main reasons we voted for Prop. 187, to protect ourselves, but some bleeding heart judges, and others stopped it, and now look where we are at... You are the one that is ignorant, so pull your head out of you know what, and take a look around you before it is all gone..
White women put career above all, so they end up having fewer babies.
Then white men come here and give excuses like 'whites can't afford babies' .
Whites have highest income and live in biggest houses than other groups, so obviously its not a valid excuse.
Its easy to blame others , harder to be self-critical. Try telling white women to put babies above career and see what response you will get.
Well said! It is not a matter of money it is a matter of priorities. Latinos spend their money on family and do not worry about being poor. They don't buy expensive cars, go to sporting events like NFL games. They do not buy clothes at Macy's, they buy clothes at garage sales. Let's get real people, it is a matter of lifestyle. Having babies is an awesome responsibility. How many white women want to be fat and have stretch marks? You see those physical fitness places full of white women; where are the Latino women? At home taking care of their kids.
Whits can't afford babies? Where are you hearing that garbage.
Latinos don't mind being poor? That's because most are on welfare and rely on those "rich" whites to support their dozen kids.
You guys are both a piece of work.
Analyst, in America, most of the rich are White...but most Whites aren't rich. I hope you can understand the difference. I doubt it...since you just wrote that BS.
Now that white folks are not the Majority anymore, they can scream racism and discrimination at every turn like other races do right now. (Ahem, cough, Al & Jesse, ahem, ahem)
... and establish "New Party of White Lions" as it would now be perfectly acceptable
They've been doing that for years. But it was called "reverse discrimination".
What percent was trailer trash?
You spent your time reading and commenting so it must have interested you.
This article is right on. Went to Dallas the other day and found, as a white woman, that everyone was a different color than me. It was quite a culture shock! I thought, this is how it feels to be the minority. I felt a litle insecure. Oh well. Adjust and adapt, I guess. ;-)
And carry a big gun
Mike, I must inform you that us former minorities have guns too.
All 3 of my brothers and I married women of different races/ethnicities. I married a beautiful Korean girl, my brothers married Latina girls. Our kids are going up American. Just as our Irish and German ancestors intermarried and melted into the pot that is America, so will this next generation of kids.
Your post is a breath of fresh air.
That's too bad about white babies no longer being the majority. Better start building more prisons to accomodate the rising minority population.
Excellent racist comment. Get your white hood ready.
GSR yes it can if majority of police and judges are a different race from the majority in prison...... and you thought that your comment was intelligent didnt you? LOL
The birth rate for whites is low due to fact that they are so busy whining about everything that they don't have time to procreate.
Actually it's because "whites" are out working, paying taxes and paying for your welfare while you're here illegally.
Really? That is what you're doing right now? Doesn't seem like it. Seems like you're complaining and spreading your racist hate.
Isn't that the damned truth!
Whites are also having children with other races at an alarming rate.... They are contributing to the minority kids.....
What you said is not spewed as racist. It just is racist. Period. (and this is coming from a liberal with a desk job that probably pays about $100k per year more than your desk job)
I'd rather the Asians outpopulate the Hispanics. While I like both, the Asians bring skill sets other than lawn mowing and food. They contribute far more in the way of technology and medicine, which is what this country so desperately needs.
I totally agree with you, plus they set high standards for their children in school and strive to do better.
Stereotyping has never made sense...and neither does your post.
All the deluded fools cheering for the Patriot act cancelling the Bill of Rights,thinking only minorities will be targeted,still do not see ,it will be their own children...
As if it's taken a change in demographics to get our population to be this unproductive. We haven't been productive since the early 80s. Now all we produce is fees. Its been that way for 25 years. Commentors are seriously clueless. But sure, make race the crux of the argument. Our "productive" americans are just your standard lazy folk. But give yourself a cookie because you have found time in your busy day of not going to jail and "productive" 8 hours to give us all your 2 cents.
Simple...white people aren't having as many babies that they can't support as the others are. Sad. Sounds like its time to step out of the pot before we're all over cooked.
Here is another perspective.. maybe white people have become so self indulgent, they do not want to have children because it might mean they can't buy the latest techno gadgets. They might have to share their time raising a child instead of blogging...........I do not now nor will I ever believe that many people of any ethnicity or race, think about if they can afford to raise a child properly.
meanwhile Mexican "poor" people are running around with Ipads...
kurtinco, White women are having alot of babies with minority (Black, Hispanic, etc...) men. I LOVE IT!
Stick to LOCAL NEWS or better yet watch Al-Jazeere News
The reporter incompetently does not identify the source of this information, and likely does not interpret the statistics correctly, either. Most likely, the source is the Census's American Community Survey, which is indeed an estimate with a margin of error much larger than 0.4 percent, making it impossible to conclude from its report that non-white babies are literally a majority. It is useful for reporting trends, not for making declarative statements of estimates as if they were real numbers.
Here we are – 55+ years after passing the first Civ. il Rights Act in this country – hundreds of billions of dollars spent trying to correct many wrongs from the past – preferential treatment given in the form of Af firmative Action – free or subsidized public housing that was built in the ‘60s and has since been torn down (think about that waste); wel.fare money initially intended to help somebody get back on their feet turned into a perpetual sustenance; Medicaid to give “free” medical care; food stamps for the “less fortunate”, and countless other wastes of taxpayers’ money – and what do we have to show for it? Essentially 3 and 4 generations of an entire race that has contented itself to sit back – collect subsistence wel.fare – with no effort to improve their lot in life while at the same time lose all respect for themselves by not maintaining – or even desiring – intact family units. And all the while clamoring for more and complaining about the unfairness of it all. And people wonder why the concept of nig ger lives on. Really? After electing a bla.que president who has done more to ruin ra. ce relations in this country than any other individual in our history? Really? There is no need for any more whyte guilt – and hopefully the social experiment of the first decade of this century – which has been a huge failure – will never be repeated.
"An entire race" really? Yea just like "an entire race" were made up of human smugglers, child rapists, murders and out right movement to destroy every other civilization to preserve theirs. That type of "entire race" ? Before you go about generalizing, please look around you. Not everyone wants a hand out. People are individuals and shouldn't be bunched up just to justify your prejudice.
Of the Hispanics, what percentage were white Hispanics, now that CNN has created this new designation. Oh yeah, I forgot – you are not a white Hispanic until you kill an African American. Way to go, CNN.
Don't know where this business came from. Must be a right wing talking point or something. I see it a lot.
The term "White Hispanic" has been used in profiling for years.
Used by whom? I'm sixty years old. The first time I ever saw the term "white hispanic" has been since CNN first described Zimmerman as such.
I have seen this a lot too some people just didn't hear about it until they saw the opportunity to post racist comments on the Trayvon Martin story.... so give them a break it is new for them.....
White hispanic is an OxyMoron ...sorry
We need MORE AND MORE WHITE BABIES IN AMERICA....Talking about 10-20 babies. It's fun to see them grow more and more and more. Unstoppable. It's great.
It is time to lift off the special privileges under minority shelter. America must prosper based on equal opportunity not under unfair special privileges.
Amen to that. Been saying it for years.
did they account for White Hispanics?
No, CNN only applies that to Zimmerman story
Thats a good point..there are a ton of white people with laten backgrounds..
I have to respond to someone named "eatme". Such is life in the sandbox.
The term "white Hispanic" has been used in law enforcement profiles for years.
You do know that Hispanic is an ethnicity and not a race, right? Their can be White or Black Hispanics. CNN didn't create anything. America is continuing to "DUMB" down! Sad!
SAT scores (total possible, 2400):
1623: Average for Asian students
1581: Average for white students
1448: Average for American Indian or Alaskan native students
1364: Average for Latino students
1276: Average for black students
From the College Board, publisher of the SAT, cited in USA Today, August 25, 2009
It doesn't make much sense that white kids and black kids go to the same schools, does it?
You know you have to apply the statistics percentage rule to this just like you do to the welfare and food stamp argument right? Let me explain in case you don't understand.
* people always say well White people do use more food stamps than blacks because they have a bigger population where as blacks only make up 13%-15% of the population..... right? I am sure you have heard this..
Well if you apply that rule there you have to apply it to all racial statistics... let me explain again
100 white students take a test and lets say 10 fail then only ......10% are stupid
2 native american students take a test and only 1 fail then 50% are stupid.......
...... are yo getting it???? Probably NOT..
2 is for certain not a statistically representative sample, and depending on where the 100 were chosen, not that either.
That's actually a terrible example. You used the numbers 10 and 2...which will obviously SERIOUSLY skew the percentage with simply 1 kid failing in a 2 kid population. You can hide behind your terrible math and analytical skills, but the population totals are much, much, much, much higher numbers where an an accurate trend/verdict/conclusion can be reached based off those statistics you so failed to deny!
MsKira Your math is off. This is a collection from a total from one sampling.
it is called a typo or are non whites not able to make those??? And name calling... so typical
well 2 and 100 might not be attractive numbers to use but it is relative since I was comparing white and Native Americans
How many Native Americans are there for every white people??? probably less than 2 for every 100.....
Does this mean you want the Asians to take over??? Surely then you would find some statistic to degrade them...
So whites should not go to school with Asians?
@MsKira<~~~~~~~~Very well said
How come anytime the word MINORITY is written...... Blacks are the first thing that come to mind... The article clearly says that Indian and Latinos are the first two but somehow everyone read black (which was #3) and forgot everything else....
That's the same thing I said! Somehow "minority" defaults to Black in every conversation. It's quite interesting. The word, "crime" defaults to Blacks as well. I've read articles where non-Blacks commit a crime AND there is a photo available but the comments will say, "Blacks are ruining the country–those monkey's." Then they turn around and say "we", as in ALL Blacks, ALL 100% of us, won't take responsibility for our actions.
There are other reasons at work for the changes in these statistics. Interracial marriage for one. I'm white, my wife is asian, our son is classified as asian because that is his mothers race. If you ask me interracial marriage is the best shot we have at finally getting rid of the scurge of racial hatred and bigotry because we all become mutts.
Yeah, they're Catholics hung-up on contraception and Church dominance of their lives. Take off the chains and be responsible for not overpopulating the world with children you can't afford to raise.
The Duggar family (a million kids and counting) is not Catholic–I believe they go to a Baptist church.
The difference here is that Duggar family, being as weird as they are, can still afford to raise all of their children. Notice that large home they live in? The home that has enough room for all of them. Not the Latino family of 10 living in a house that should only be used for 4 people. I have lived in Baltimore and DC and what I am saying is from direct observation. These rented by Latino homes are usually made up of 1-3 women who have children. The women were probably evicted from their homes so they pooled together into this home making it over crowded, noisy and filthy. This is is not racism, this is observation.
The Duggars may be a little nutty having 19 kids but their large home is paid off....it was basically self built and took a few years to complete since the building materials were "pay as you build". They also make alot of the girl's clothes themselves & buy shoes etc at the 2nd hand store. They shop in bulk for food as well at discount stores. Their vehicles are also used since they own their own car sales business. They also own real estate so Daddy Duggar is often at home helping Michelle create more little Duggars. The older girls are responsible for the younger kids, cleaning, cooking, laundry etc & the older boys seems to handle the yard work etc.......Keep making more white babies....seems like we are going to need them.
Minorities are the only people who can afford children. No out of pocket costs.
It is about time to lift off the special treatment and privileges based on minority shelter. Let the America prosper on equal opportunity for all.
How do you expect to oppress the white people if you treat everyone equally?
Thanks to Obam and Liberals for reverse racism.
Who said anything about whites being treated equallly, moron?
We are all immagrants, remember who's land this was, the indians, now the same people who stold it from the Indians now want to stop others from coming in, smh... I sure will be glad when they become the minority which is going to happen soon... Keep having babies the so called immigrants so you can decide if you want to stop them from coming in from Europe....
Oh please. Land gets taken all the time and this happened a long time ago. It doesn't belong to them anymore than it belongs to the Asians that crossed over the Bering Strait before them. If you want to keep claiming "native Americans" are the rightful stewards of this land, we should probably roll the clock back 1000, 2000...wait. How far back do you want to roll the clock before all land claims are finalized? Get over it. They lost a long time ago.
By your arguement, then, when whites become the minority in this country "again" we should get over it. Okay, seems fair to me.
This is too funny. What is a minority? Back in the 1700's a minority was an Irishman in the middle of a Scandanavian community or a Polish man in the middle of a Norwegian community. Then one day someone says "HEY! We are all the same color, lets at least put ourselves into the same catagory though we are all ethnically different. Well now that blacks, asians, hispanics, and others have come here and look visibly different now they are the minority. But really, our whole country is a minority. How many Czechs compared to Norwegians, Scandanavians, and so on are here? What is that break down. Today, we dont base a minority on your ethnic background, we base it on something visibly different like skin color and eye shape. Its a shame really. We are not all white, we are from many different countries in Europe with different traditions, different foods, music, and so on. Some how that distinction got lost and piled into one big lump of Caucasian. What a shame.
Very well said.
Yahoo, now the whites are the minorities....When do I get all my freebees and perks that go alongwith being a minority? Lets see, I can now get government contracts, affirmative action should go my way, this is great. Now let the blacks and mexicans pay my way!
Please don't make inane, blank statements like that... just explain your position instead of name calling.
Hahaha good luck with that. The entire Country would look like Haiti...go ahead....good luck.
Bad news for democrats.. the hate they show will now be against a minority population....
Yes, only the Democrats hate.
America has been reduced to a "team zombie" state.
Democrats do a hell of a lot more than talk about "welfare queens" and "macaca".
Wonder what percentage of these babies will either end up in prison, need food stamps and free housing or be single welfare mothers? 75%, more maybe?
Again...another idiot. I cannot stand bigots like you.
Accept the facts and stand against the vicious cycle instead of wearing the crutches of racism.
I am so sick of the people who think that because they can cut and paste statistics they are intelligent.....
Intelligent people can UNDERSTAND STATISTICS and know that statistics tend to be flawed..... Since you like to look up statistics please look up the following:
What races are considered white in AMERICA- you will find Middle Eastern and North Africans
Now google Middle Eastern people and just look at the pictures... Go to NY and look at some REAL middle eastern people... Do you find that a large percentage of them look Black? That is because they are.... Just Like America had an African Slave trade so did the Middle East.. It was called the ISLAMIC SLAVE TRADE........
North Africas are Arabic ethnically but racially are majority BLACK so Middle Easterns are composed of Black and White race people.....
They percentage of white people in the US is not as big as it is made to be..... It is smaller
Whites also use a whooping 88.7% of Disability funds where blacks use 9.6%
SO lets get the accurate number of Whites in the US first and then lets focus on the government funds that the white people are using... because Old white people, farmers, and obviously white people who claim disability are using LARGER amounts of government funds than the small amount of the the black population that are using welfare or food stamps..... ALSO... don't forget the amount of Black people that ARE NOT using Food stamps....
Just to add an increase in this minority children birth percentage is in LARGE part due to Bi-racial and Multi racial children being born to ...................... You guessed it either white mothers and father....
Since the race thing is so confusing.... lets just focus on what we have in common being HUMAN!
@MsKira<~~~~~~~~Very well said!
"Whites also use a whooping 88.7% of Disability funds where blacks use 9.6%"
That's because most blacks never had a job to be disabled from in the first place. By the way you sound like an anti white racist.
so if you post stats they are just stats.. If I post stats I am being a racist....... LOL Typical
I'm in love with your mind!!!
Let's take all but one of the races and compare them to whites. Then let's say that Mexicans can be of any race. The census defines "minority" as anyone who does not identify with whites excluding Mexicans because of course they can be of any race.
The Census Bureau has been around for a long time but apparently they don't seem to realize just how much they breed racism by making people check or click a box to claim a race. Their surveys may have some positive impacts for some races but if America is supposed to be a mixing bowl (el Crisobal) then surveys like this truly will never let racism go away and in fact encourage it.
The reason everything still asks about race is so that whites can continue bending over backwards to act politically correct, and so minorities can continue to cry about their poor victimized lives. It starts with the people. If people would stop treating minorities differently (ask white people who support Obama why they "love" him so much), and other people would wake up and recognize that ANYONE can be successful (ask black people who support Obama why they continue to complain about blacks having no path to success), we can end racism.
I thought all the native hawaiians were killed off.
Bad news for Republicans.
Who will they be bigoted against?
A extremely relavent statement to this discussion.
Worse news to for the Democrats. Who will they pander to?
So I'm now a minority; woohooty! I guess, now, I can get into schools via affirmative action, Miss America will now feature a White Miss America program, we can enjoy the White Entertainment Awards, we could have the month of May as White History month and I can, finally, get a government job because I'm, now, a Minority Business. Great news all around. Where do I sign up?
Don't worry Neighbor John. We can still outsmart them.
I would be interested to know how many of those babies that are born are Medicaid babies? White people can't afford to have children. We are a magnet for Illegals coming here to suck off the system....I don't blame them free Medical Care..tax credits for their children,,,welfare,food stamps..Dream act...they can do anything and cops are scared to do anything to them .,..Icw won't deport them no matter how much fraud they have committed...They have it made
Karen, go to Arkansas, Tennessee, & Kentucky and you will find medicaid pays for white babies being born there too. Lack of insurance is a nationwide problem and impacts all aspects of the population. Not just minorities taking advantage of Medicaid. Until we get serious about affordable health insurance we wil always have this problem.
Spoken by an idiot who has never been to Kentucky...
A great deal of welfare babies in Kentucky are non white, and that is increasing.
What are you going to do when your stereotypes of the south literally become nothing but unintelligible jabs at white America(like they always have been)?
No good can come of this study. It will only stir up blind fear and hatred.
we're all humans, don't matter what "race" you are....if you're born in u.s.a. or been living in the u.s.a. for a certain period and adopted to the culture (hamburgers, nfl, nba, mlb, july 4, halloween, etc.) and is a citizen you should be an American..you shouldn't be considered (blank)-american...hate it when america puts everyone into a "race" criteria, it just brings out racism and violence
Race is an artificial distinction originally created in 1600's Virginia to take us from indentured servitude to full on slavery. If every minute of American history since then has been spent reminding minorities that they are inferior to whites (quite often in rather hideous ways), your suggestion is slightly unrealistic. Might I instead suggest "Truth and Reconciliation" modeled after South Africa.
The more politicians can separate Americans, the easier it is for them to deploy their nonsense. They bolster issues that tend to be social issues ( it's been happening lately i.e gay marriage), we fight and argue over these while they take their elitist agenda and act as if we are blind to the transformation that is occurring in our own government and branches. When the people can't unite the excuse of exercising a larger government becomes rational and to some that is good and to most that is bad. Articles like these are propaganda of straying the American public because doing so is beneficial for the powers in charge.
The politicians aren't necessarily separating us, they are simply capitalizing on the separateness that is already there. And even more shocking: It's not their responsibility to fix it it's ours. ...We the people...
Wow...all I had to do was scroll through a bunch of negativity and BOOM! I find your comment. YOUR post is the only intelligent one I see. Thank you for that! That is truth right there.
Soon, very soon; we will not be the minority and then the majority will be the ones begging for special benefits.
Our family experienced being a minority (as whites) when we lived in the SF Bay Area (northern San Jose). Our children's teachers and friends were East Indian, Chinese, African American, Vietnamese, Phillipino, and Hispanic. Our neighbors were Indian, Egyptian (Muslim and Coptic Christian), and Chinese. Although I disliked the traffic and transitional feel of the place, I loved the confluence of cultures (and food)!
As teens, our kids are now so comfortable and at ease dealing with people who don't look or talk like them because that was all they ever knew from birth. I think living there helped them become "global citizens." Interestingly, as part of the minority, they wanted to look like the majority when they were young–for example, one time my 8-year-old daughter noticed that her hair looked darker after a bath and she asked, "Does getting my hair wet help me look more Mexican?" Only once did our 6-year-old have a problem at school when some girls didn't want to play with her because, "White girls are mean." Overall, though, the experience was a positive one.
Good. Now take your pampered little girls and drop them off in Compton and see how "at ease" they are.
Meanwhile your kids know nothing of their own culture and can't teach anyone else about it...
all this article is doing promoting racism...such an ignorant article...this is why america is so racists...and there is no such thing as "race" so cnn needs more educated people...peace
I hear what you are saying. I don't think the article is inherently promoting racism. As a country, as a people, we *should* be able to talk about race without everyone freaking out and throwing out racist comments. What this article DOES show is how deep-embedded racism still is in this country. We fool ourselves otherwise. (I do, however, find it interesting that the authority uses the term 'minority' when we are officially now referring to the 'majority'. Word choice?)
I agree with you John.
Regardless where you came from, we all are Americans. Majority or minority we all came from somewhere...our priority is the well being of our nation. Working together we can make it a better world. May God bless America and all her children regardless of color, race or religion.
As long as they are here legally and not anchor babies.
Dear white people, thank you for electricity, modern medicine, plentiful food, air conditioners, computers, modern transportation, and many wonderful books. We really like these things. They are awesome. Thank you!
Dear black people, thank you for peanut butter. It is delicious!
Because I'm not brainwashed into believing that the races are equal? They obviously are not.
No, sorry. Whenever you read that a black person invented something, it's just propaganda. What happened was probably that a black man fanned a white person. And people latched onto that so they could say a black man invented air conditioning. But if a white man did the same thing that the black man "who invented air conditioning" did, no one would ever say he invented air conditioning. It seems we have affirmative action in inventions too. We always have to make special exceptions for blacks.
What is interesting about you is that you and yours are probably church goers. I could be wrong...but I doubt it.
That same peanut butter G.W. Carver produced kept billions of people in India alive and well where they have a huge bronze statue celebrating his works. Now the good minorities can come to America and take advantage of services your ignorant ___ obviously is not!! And we can go on and on and on about the inventions Black people invented where some did but many didn't get credit for!
I know, I know. All this true stuff that no one knows about. It's like a religion. It's so mystical. Blacks never invented anything. What blacks did is take something a white invented, put some bling on it, and then said they invented it. And no one listened to them. But today, we make special allowances for blacks, so putting bling on now counts as "inventing," but only if you are black.
Yes, I know, people can put anything on the Internet, so all of a sudden, poof. Black people invented everything. Except they didn't. At best a black person might have developed a variation (usually not a good one) of an existing invention. But the notion that blacks invented everything is just a myth blacks have created to make up for their lack of, pretty much everything.
I feel sorry for you. I really do. You most likely have never left where you were born. I have compassion for you and hope you get better soon.
So when someone is not brainwashed like you, you use ad hominem attacks. OK. One has to wonder why there is all the pro-black propaganda. You would think blacks actually contributed something to our society besides poverty and crime.
FreddieK. It is people like you that make this world such a horrible place to live in. When all of you die off the world will be much better.
FreddieK: Been reading your posts. Did you finish High School?
FreddieK: Just read the above post. Pretty funny put-on. For a minute, I thought you were serious with all these whack job posts.
Maybe you should do some research as it relates to Black inventions
Why not let the tax payer know how many are from illegal parents? I work in a County Hospital where 90% are illegal mothers that have a child every year,from diferent parents, all come with food stamps, welfare, housing vouchers,etc, etc,
It is about time that granting citizenship to any child born of illegals is stopped.
American parents that have a child abroad have to prove their citizenship, give dates , and later the child has to live in the US for 5 consecutive years between 14 to 21, none of this is asked from illegals, and the American parents are usually working abroad and have to quit to come back.
We have been sold out by politicians that look at the growing illegal hispanic populace as a voting bloc. I hate the democrats and the republicans.
I wanna be a minority, I wanna be a minority, a victim of the moral authority, I wanna be a minority.
As long as the country is growing, what difference does it matter the color of the babies?
It makes a diference if they are poorly educated and illegal .
it's not going to grow if too many of those babies don't contribute.
If minorities come here to assimilate, fine. If they are unwilling or unable to assimiliate, then we're becoming another Yugoslavia, a nation that no teenager remembers, or has heard of, or can spell.
When you read a story that births are mostly minorities, you should feel the same way as if your bowel movements are mostly blood. If you think it's a good thing, you have serious mental health issues.
Yeah we heard you the first time. It's just as stupid the second.
You obviously think that was an eloquent statement! However, this fact in itself represent that "minority" is not an accurate assessment. Many people have stopped believing that propagandized notion of "minority" about a decade ago. Only the supremacist mindset will still think otherwise.
I blame this on White Women, they never should have left the kitchen....
I blame it on being paid monthly for each one they have.
That's interesting.... Educated man, I see, because your ability to connect the dots is incredible, hah.
I blame it on the constant hand outs that attract these people
That's why people go into banking.
For perspective...everyone posting on this board, myself included will be long gone before whites are a minority in the US. Even a generation , maybe 2 after , will whites be a minority. You all think this stuff happens overnight..it does not.
I'm not sure why blacks are jumping up and down because your numbers move you squarely to the end of the line population size behind all other groups. If anyone should be worried, it is blacks.
Bowel movement mostly blood.
Seriously dude, go to a doctor.
This news should be great for the Tea Party crowd, those who are trying to stop the use of Contraception....But overall this should be great, America was founded on being the melting pot of many races, now we just need to turn it also into a beautiful mosaic, so many diversities having the same dreams.......hopes.....time to make some changes to allow all to have their fair share.....
Well, of course! Mostly the result of open southern border and the instant availability of free medical care and food, etc! This is a disgrace. Like having uninvited guests show up for family thanksgiving dinner...we all will pay for this error in national policy very dearly and are doing so even now.
Yes, because all the Asians and Inuit come from Mexico.
I think the Native Americans know a thing or two about being interrupted on Thanksgiving.
In 1620, most residents of what is now the United States were not white. They were native American.
The blacks were provided free labor for 400 years = fact. No one race built this country by themselves.
I'd like to say I'm shocked at how racist you guys are, but sadly I'm not shocked at all.
Wow! what a surprise. Anyone ever see the movie "Idiocracy"?
I actually think about that movie every time I pass a trailer park.
You are trying to imply that "Non white equals stupid" when we all know that stupidity just like trash, comes in all colores.
Welcome to the Idiocracy.
Speak for yourself Joe.
I meant Amen to Joe not some dude in Atlanta
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