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."
Multicultualism works, it is what defines Canada. You will not change your mind because you're racist but your kids will see things differently.. It will take time but eventually it will work.
Canada is multicultural? What, like Canucks fans and Maple Leaf fans living together?
Canadian cities and towns are great...everybody gets along great! Canadians are not so caught up on race. America could learn a thing or two from their northern neighbors
America is like a melting pot. Canada is simply getting salt and pepper in terms of minorities.
As a Canadian, I miss things when they were "less" multicultural. There's entire cities here dedicated to one race. Richmond has an 80-85 percent Chinese population for instance. The cultural rules don't mesh, and people segregate themselves from each other anyways.
Yeah, sure. Tell it to the Quebec separatists who want to form their own French speaking country. Soon the southern border States of America will be overrun with Spanish speaking people who will want to separate from the rest of the USA. They feel that Arizona, New Mexico, Texas and Southern California was "stolen" from Mexico and they want them back.
Canada is the most segregated country in the world. All of the British people on the left and the French on the right with the poor hosers stuck in the middle.
Guess you have not heard of the area called Quebec. Most Canadians hate the french immigrant, freeloaders and their welfare state. Likewise most french hate the other Canadians.
another racist article from cnn
Stop whining and crying, blaming others and pittying yourselves. Get out to work and come back home to make some babies, you have been neglecting your parenting duties so someone else has to take over such a big responsibilty.
We, the brown skinned people have been here for centuries. We have lent a shoulder or two to carry the USA forward and we will continue to do so with you or without you. Your contempt and hoplessness is no longer welcomed nor necessary, it has stopped being a decent excuse and has turned into a terrible weight on your backs. So, wake up and smell the coffee.
You have to be kidding me. I can't believe you are so ignorat to make such a statement.
This is why America is such a mess these days. People like you...
All us good white boys is trying to keep our zippers up.
Hispanics are cowards that keeping running to the Anglo's for a better life.
I think you're missing the point there. White women love Latino schlong ;) Ask your wife!
its obvious latinos steal it from the blacks, since thievery is in their genes
I am amazed how the USA being such an advanced wealthy nation, has some of the most ignorant people in the world. Just reading these comments in here is baffling. as if all white people are perfectly educated professionals. have any of you take a drive through the south? I am Latino with a Masters Degree and have an excellent job in finance, which was all paid by myself and no one in my family has ever received a handout. If im not mistaken there are more white on welfare than any race. Statistically all you racist white people out there barely have college education and work at walmart.
right on. they should really do a stat about education level and percentage of people who's racist
Stevo, you need to get a refund on your so called education mr. masters degree. You are incorrect on your statistic and should google it. Man, didn't they teach you in college to check your work BEFORE running your LIPS???????
I actually do have the right stats, look it up. Instead of talking nonense you people should worry about what you are doing as an indvidual. Beautiful place this country is with all this hate.
Here is the stat that google reflects for mr. masters degree.
Total Black Population=29% on Welfare or some other gov. program
Total White Population=5% on Welfare or some other gov. program.
There I did your research for you mr. smart@ss with your masters degree
Your last two sentences take away all the credibility you try to lend yourself up on that big soapbox of yours.
You are no different than the people you criticize.
Pack it up, move on.
If there are more whites on welfare it's because STATISTICALLY there are currently many more adult whites in USA. Forgot to use 'statistics' in that regard, right? However, when these white babies are grown they should expect affirmative action to hand them college placements and jobs just like the minorities get now. By the way, since USA is dumping tens of thousands of Mu-slims into our country every year plus their birth rate, what kind of country do you think we are heading for in the future? Europe is already discovering that multiculturalism doesn't work. Some cultures are better and ours is definitely better without Sharia Law.
Precisely Steve. I’m also a Latino with and MBA and a great executive job living in the South. I know all those red necks despise the fact that some Latino guy was able to outplay them on their own turf. The key for us is education. We need to support our fellow immigrants in educating their kids for they are the future of our dominance.
Don’t mind Texas Boy and Sucker4, they both are cashiers at Walmart and drive big ole pick up trucks to compensate for their shortcomings.
Really Steve, you have a statistic that proves Racist white folks have no college degree and work at Walmart. You are a liar and an ass sir.
By the way, the financial education you received are from the same brains that created the financial disaster and LOVE that the people are distracted by Garbage like this discussion.
I'm from Canada and they think I'm slow, eh...
judging from that name you are a white Canadian
I think most Americans are slow, they run around with shot guns and flannel shirts
Can somebody answer this question. Why are Hispanics considered an ethnic group or a race when it is simply a linguistic group? There are black, white, mestizo and indigenous Hispanics.
100% correct, outside the US no one says Hispanic, that ethnic group/race doesn't exist. They say they are Columbian, Guatemalan, etc.. These made up terms are just another attempt to divide people in the US.
Race is kind of an illusion too. But the article wouldn't have a point if Hispanic wasn't included.
Hispanic is just an ethnic group, not a race, from my understanding. People come up with these definitions every so often so that we can know how to define people based on how they look and act. This is strange... not all Caucasians are White and Italians were once considered non-White at one point, and now they are White. Who comes up with this stuff?
Italians are white, just like Spaniards, Greek and Germans. Your argument is suggesting that maybe Somali or Ethiopians are not black. There are different shades of white and different shades of black
I don't think Derrick disagrees with you. Italians weren't considered white by the American public for a long time. My grandmother had to break up with her Italian boyfriend in High School, because her family didn't believe in "race mixing". Although today we obviously know Italians are Caucasian, it seems like it's the same craziness that is revolving around the term "Hispanic" like you pointed out.
Huh? Italians were always considered white/Caucasions. Maybe if you lived in rural Alabama....
Very sad story. in 50 years, America will look like Tehran.
Yeah, especially with people like you oppressing those who doesn't have a certain skin color or religious affiliation.
"White" is a religion now? ok. I hope i don't oppress anyone on the drive home from work. You know, being the evil white guy and everything. Its all my fault.
People like you make me embarrassed to be white.
So you concluded that after just one statement i made? Aren't you so very tolerant.
Oh, I find it hard to believe that the US will ever be as diverse as Tehran.
As a member of the newest minority, I now want to start receiving my monthly checks.
If it wasn't for these darn minorities, I might actually be able to let a white woman accept my shriveled up, 50 year old peepee. But no! They want these tall, cut black guys with 6 packs. I have every right to sit on my duff all day stuffing my face with doughnuts and beer and still get plenty of oral copulation!
Dad, I told you to stop using my computer!
Way to stereotype!! *sarcastic thumbs up*
And it's four-tenths of a percent.
When I see things like this, it's reads 'Everyone versus whites'.
Do you think Asians want to be lumped in with some of these groups?
They assimilate, retain much of their rich culture and contribute not only hard work but their vast intelligence.
Everyone else still wants to act like they are 'Fighting the Power' and are taking something that belongs to them.
Get with the program. Join in society, contribute, and we'll all get along just fine.
I would hate to live in a country where there are lots of minority groups who feel that they are not "part of the team" and are discouraged from contributing. Solidarity is more important than diversity. If we share a common culture of hard work and success, then it shouldn't matter what color people are or how they define themselves (in my opinion).
Well if white americans weren't so racist and felt threatened everytime a "nonwhite" wanted to be "part of the team" then we wouldn't be having these problems now would we.
Lisa, the problem is people like you, who think every white person is racist, and think every single thing has to do with race. That, dear one, is a racist comment on your part and show that you would never be able to be a part of that team. You have some growing up to do. Try getting the chip off your shoulder and take a good long look in the mirror. You are part of the problem, not part of the solution.
If Lisa wasn't so racist, she wouldn't have posted that.
It's a shame, sometimes, because there are lots of African-Americans, for instance, who "play the game" and do very well. We rarely hear about them though. Things like that hurt our society as a whole, especially when young children are taught the "them and us" philosophy.
I'm more frightened for a future of Kassie's; people that can't read and right. Race is a smokescreen.
I used to be full of only love and tolerance. After reading Lisa's post, I hate you all. Nice work, Lisa.
Many minority groups could learn a lot from Asians.
Then again Asians are inherently more intelligent than everyone so maybe not.
You want to live in America? Then learn to speak, read, and write in English. English is spoken here. Don't expect everyone already here to learn YOUR language.
Spanish is also spoken here, in great frequency. Not to mention many many other languages. Who are you to declare what is the correct language to speak?
Who am I?? I'm an English speaking, card carrying American! One might ask: Who the hell are you?
btw, anyone here think clooney and his friends pay their fair share? you think they have any tax shelters? how about sean penn? oprah? weinstein? damon? you think they dont have fancy tax lawyers getting them as much off as possible? I wonder if their t-4's are more nuanced today than they were 3.5 years ago...lol....
the FACT is, the so called rich, the new filthy word, they already pay their fair share and they pay yours too! maybe the bottom 50% who pay nothing should start top contribute to fixing americas debt? you know, the bottom 50% who just take take take.....
There's no 50% that take and take. Only 1.7% of Americans get 50% or more of their income from welfare. Maybe another 1% get 50% of their income or less from welfare. So go peddle your teatard lies somewhere else.
you never answered my question....
do you think clooney and his friends pay their fair share?
The amount of actualized taxes payed, when all forms of taxes are taken into account, it almost exactly the the same (per dollar earned) across all tax brackets. You are as ignorant as those you decry.
Your "facts" are incorrect. Do some research on "Effective Tax rate" and you'll see the top 20% pay the largest percentage of their income in taxes.
Intelligent people use birth control and limit their families to 2 or 3 children. Stupid people breed like rabbits. This includes the stupid people that are fanatical Catholics and don't use birth control. Yep. Idiocracy here we come.
Yea, those 'intelligent people' have bankrupt their retirements and nations because there aren't enough in the younger generation to work and support them. People are still the best natural resource we have.
TSB8C, your version of people is a ponzi scheme that will destroy the world.
Wow, amazing. 95% of the comments on this page are just ignorant racist trash. I hope for your sakes when these minorities outnumber us and are debating whether white people should be allowed in their America, they don't Google this article and see all this.
their america? excuse me?
Rigth Anchor....because "they" are not already on this site spewing the same sort of racist crap in reverse, like how happy "they" will be to get rid of all those old grumpy white men. Way to think it through cletus.
I only clicked on the article to read the racist comments and I wasn't disappointed! Although I wasn't expecting all the Trayvon Martin references. That's some advanced, level 5 racism right there!
i love how all the racists come out of the woodwork when an article like this pops up. You racists need to deal with the fact that racism is part of our horrible past and the younger generations DO NOT CARE about a person's ethnic or racial background. So all you racist old geezers over 40 please hurry up and die already.
actually I agree with you . young people are raised to mix w/other races and to accept gays.
It is the truth, once a certain generation of people die, this won't be a problem anymore.
Well under 40, professional, father and all around good guy. I have racial issues. As a white man, I have to bow down to you people, due to the transgressions of my ancestors some 200 years ago. Minorities think they are owed something, because of their past. Here's a brain buster, at one point in history, we have all been the minority, at one point in history, we have all been oppressed on some level.
No I do care about racism and just like racial profiling, I don't see one problem with it. Don't want to be looked down upon by society, then stand up for yourself. Stereotypes exist for a reason and every culture, race and creed has them. However, some cultures have become pariahs on the rest of us and it has to stop. But it won't and you will continue to breed classless, lawless offspring until the USA is no better than Afghanistan.
Please, speak for your own hoodie generation, but don't speak for me or mine.
This is great news! Soon us whites will be the minority and on the run- this is what America is all about!. And who says our mexican illegal immigration policy isn't bearing fruit??. Here's the evidence right before our very eyes.
Gee, I guess you forgot how the Europeans first found this country full of brown people. The world is changing my friend. In some areas back to what it was before. If YOU want to marry WHITE that's your decision.
Fear and loathing of others different from you easily transmits to abusing those which you are fearing and loathing. And, if the stats are correct, you might just have turned the tables on yourself.
Looks like this article has got all the white racist Republiklan Tea Partiers all bent out of shape. Yeeeehaaaaw! Face it boys, you're becoming extinct, just like the dinosaurs 6000 years ago. Ha ha ha ha.
No it just infuriates the unemployed losers that actually think their life would be any better if the USA was some racially pure utopia.
And the USA will wind up like the power house nations of Africa and Mexico. Enjoy it while it lasts.
Mark, So true.
There were dinosaurs 6000 years ago?
Glad someone else pointed that out.
Why anyone would argue with somebody so blatantly stupid, is beyond me.
It was obviously a satire of young earth creationism prevalent among tea partiers.
Clearly you missed the sarcasm of the post. Tea Partiers are more likely believe that the world is 6,000 years old. Hence the reference.
democrats wanted to bring the country together...what do they do?
blame the rich! blame whites, blame republicans, blame the church, blame the middle east, blame the chinese....they do a lot of blaming and very little extending of the hand.....blame blame blame....what a fresh approach to hope and change.
Republicans blame Obama for everything .When in reality every policy in place now had been put there by Bush and Clinton . We are living under Bush policy at the present time . It will take 3 more years to really know if Obama has had any effect on our country .My wife is in politics getting her degree an that is all they talk about ,how long it really takes for a policy to move through the system. Obama care will be a fight for our next president because there is to many people that don't think its going to help in the long run,but we will not know for 5 years or so, but if any the damage will be on the next president.
oh yes, it's all w's fault. bad old W... no one dare blame the empty suit obongo!!!
For all the complaining about the "race card," the angry white folks on this board seem to blame minorities for the problems in this country and then blame such problems for their own personal failures. In a sense, it is the same exact stupidity they accuse other races of engaging in.
Grow up and quit blaming the woefully inadequate and underfunded minority programs on your own failures in life. Think Mark Zuckerberg sits around all day and rages over affirmative action? No Because only losers obsess over this nonsense. Have some personal accountability.
hey j-boy, you think zuckkerberg pays his fair share? or might he have some fancy tax lawyers????
You say "the so-called rich" pay their "fair share" and more apparently and then go off on a laundry list of famous wealthy people "you think Oprah pays her fair share?" "she got fancy-pants tax lawyers!" "we whites be payin' too much taxes!" "I bet Nancy Pelosi calls it a 'GAY-rahge' instead of a car-hole!"
Bear – You don't know jack about the Internal Revenue Code. Quit trying to use class warfare as an excuse to argue without actually having any facts or conceptual understanding of monetary policy.
No fancy tax lawyers are needed to declare his earnings from facebook as Long Term Capital Gains taxed at 15%
Actually Jason. History would seem to bear this out. In 1960, the USA was almost 90% white with a discriminated minority of blacks. At that time, the USA was, by far the most powerful country in the History of man. The US has been in a steady decline since Civil Rights and Ted Kennedy's immigration act. Ironically enough, hispanics enjoy many of the civil rights fought for by black americans without having suffered through slavery or Jim Crow.
Actually, history tells a slightly different story than that, Big Bob. Back when the top tax rate on individuals was 70-90% (before Reagan's tax "reform") and the tax code wasn't larded full of subsidies and tax breaks for the largest corporations, the middle class was booming and the deficit was tiny. Upward class mobility and everyone's income grew (not just the 1%) from 1940 – mid 1980s. After that, not so much.
HARM is conflating the post ww2 era when everything was booming....times have changed my friend...
The USA is still the most powerful country in the world. We still have the largest economy (even though the second runner up has 10 times the number of people) and still have the largest military. I find it odd that two people are using post WWII boom to both dispute effectiveness of tax rates AND defend racial policies. Want your cake and eat it too?
Fact – standard of living, household income, life expectancy, and infant mortality rates are better now than they ever were in the 60s.
Furthermore I find it hilarious that I'm DEFENDING the greatness of our country against so called patriots.
This is exactly why our country needs to patrol its southern borders and to deport all of these Hispanics who are dropping Anchor Babies left and right in every state of the union. The plan of LaRaza is to take over the United States using their bodies and drugs while we do nothing but wring our hands. The United States as we know it will no longer exists as an english speaking country built on the backs of poor whites, blacks and asians. We will now become the Dis-United States of South America and our standard of living will be as low too.
Wily, Jason – I was being sarcastic ...
Yeah, maybe you need that math to get to the # of white workers it takes to pay for the public assistance of the minorities. Jacka$$!
Definition of Racism – when a minority doesnt like the truth being said and would rather blame someone else for their shortcomings.
Sorry matt but this news was eventually going to come out. When people keep pumping out kids they cannot afford and continually look to the "white" folk to eventually foot the bill what do you think the outcome is going to be. It is not the kids fault but solely the parents lack of "respect" for themselves and the rest of us.
BTW – the word "racism" does not exist and has NO meaning anymore, the minorities have worn it out. It means nothing.
I'm sure somebody else has already asked.....but I wonder how many of these minority children born in the US are from parents who are in America illegally.
Ah yes, the dumbing down of america is fully underway – Idiocracy has it right – I like money.....TV....Money.....
Fewer White babies = because whites plan on paying to raise the child and send them to college some day. If the Gubbermint is gunna give ya more money per child, why not have 5 more~
"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. English as a second language would be an educational priority"
Wow ... that says it all. Hispanic welfare queens and their gang-banging anchor babies are finally taking over and CNN wants us to celebrate this as "diversity".
And there is NOTHING you can do about it. And no, crying and whining does not do anything!!
Uh oh... something tells me the average ACT and SAT test scores ain't gonna be going up for too much longer.
I see that you are well read. People from most other cultures do much better scholastically than whites.
Hmmm... an idiot? Even though current statistics and projections support my view? Sticks and stones - especially since in your heart you know I'm right.
Ach... I need to charge you guys tuition for the lessons I'm teaching you. Indian-american (as in India) kids, and Asian-American kids do better than whites. The majority of non-white babies being born are not being born to Indian- or Asian-American parents. They're being born to parents who have not, and do not, place a lot of value on education. Come on ... smarten up.
just so you know...Indians are also Asians...Asia is a continent..not a race! The middle east is also in Asia
I know that Talib. I also know very few other people know that. That's why I phrased my question the way I did.
This is a ridiculous statement where you assume that SAT and ACT scores are a measurement of intelligence? You don't even need to take the SAT if you're not going to college. It is a measurement of how well you do taking a test. It is for this reason that you can consistently do better as you learn to gauge answering questions. Only college bound students take both (including the SAT II). It might just be your teaching that drives down SAT and ACT scores apparently, maybe think before you type on a public board?
That's right Guest... the entire US education system is wrong, and you're right. Something tells me your ACT/SAT scores landed you at McDonald's or a community college. Stick to your guns though... doing well on exam is for losers!
White is a minority and should receive free handouts like the african americans and hispanics did when they were the minority.
do you have proof that ALL minorities received or are receiving "handouts"?? No I didn't think so
Blacks and Hispanics comprise disproportionately large numbers of people receiving public assistance. If you really doubt this, you are woefully uninformed.
So now you want to add all the minorities together. You've gotta make up your mind. One guy complains that you'd have add all minorities together to outnumber whites, then you turn around a whine that minorities as a whole need assistance. I'll bet you can't see your own error. Numbers are fun! When you want to argue 'for' your point, you add. When you want to argue against a fact, you divide. The most fun of them all are percentages; hypothetically speaking, definitely not far-fetched, 37% of whites on welfare out of 262,100,000 = 97.1 million ; 34.5% out of 37.5 million blacks would be 12.9 million, if this country were purely black and white. Then if you don't like those numbers, what's next? You measure ratios. In my Rick Santorum voice: "One in 2.7 whites receive assistance whereas one in 2.9 of blacks receive assistance. I mean, that's a staggering number since there are so fewer blacks in this country, and I don't want blah people to receive benefits off the backs of hardworking white people.
Give yourself a break and quit commenting. You allow people to use you as an example of astounding ignorance.
Ach Lisa... I'm guess you struggled with the ACT/SAT exams? There's no ambiguity to my point. Blacks account for a disproportionate (this is the keyword; I'm not sure you know what it means) amount of crime; blacks are disproportionately under-educated; blacks have disproportionate numbers of out-of-wedlock babies; etc. I'm not talking absolute numbers; I'm talking relative numbers – get it? Come on. Absolute numbers don't matter for anything, really. The absolute number of murders committed by blacks in China is less than those committed by native Chinese - is this really relevant? Come on ... get smarter or start sending me tuition checks for the education I'm giving you.
I guess the question is when do blacks have to stop using the victim card? Oh, by the way, Hispanics do not ever get to use the victim card. If they do, then Asian-Americans get to use it as well - and Asian-Americans are on top in terms of education and average income, so I guess that ain't gonna happen.
Got that right!
And now the republicans are going to do EVERYTHING possible to make sure those "minority" babies never grow up.
Enjoy living in a third world country, mino's.
If the US becomes a third world country it will be because of GREEDY RICH WHITE MEN destroying America, not more "minority" children being born.
Right. Because whites, on average, are far less educated than blacks/Hispanics; whites have far more out-of-wedlock children than blacks/Hispanics; white commit disproportionate amounts of crime compared to blacks/Hispanics. Oops... I got that totally backward. I guess your post is completely and utterly idiotic and wrong.
Well white men commit the majority of child molestations so what's your point??
My point is that whites aren't destroying America. Blacks and Hispanics - who are disproportionately under-educated and commit disproportionately percentages of crime are more to blame. I know this is an uncomfortable truth. It is, though, the truth.
I fracking love irony. Except when it happens to me of course. Thankfully I'm 50% polyester and 50% not an idiot and, therefore, never need ironying.
"Less White Babies..." is incorrect. It should read "Fewer White Babies.."
Stock up on necessities, folks. As we have fewer people working and more people consuming, there will be shortages, and prices will skyrocket. Don't get taken by surprise. Rice, beans, salt, water, weapons, and ammunition can be stored for a long time.
Right. People are just going to give up on the chance to make money. Give me a break. That Ayn Rand crap is pure self important fantasy.
The popular trend is to marry a minority or be gay. Minorities are being assimilated.
If it weren't that I just got up, I'd say there's some running scared folks on this thread. What up?
@ Deltadelta race will always be a problem unless we start a WAR and the republicans are so busy making money race is never the issue at that time. it's then all AMERICANS as one we got to stand strong fight the enemy.
Cool, so does that mean that we can all jump on the goverment gravey train and get money for college, work regardless of our skills and work ethic, the ability to have our race stricken from any negative newspaper article or study? Maybe we can get paid for just pushing out babies too.
Naaa, you know the whites would never slack like that anyway. But it would be interesting to see Al Sharpton come fight for the whites as a minority. Guess AS is only lookin' out for he-own-kind. It would be fun to see the blacks working 60-80 hour work weeks to support the minority welfare programs.
So I was right all along! White people like myself are soon to be the minority in the US.
Why not? we are already the minority in the world.
BUT we will never ever be treated as minorities. No benefits for us!
You have that 100% right. How come there are still all-black colleges? That's unfair to the white brothuh.
White's dont need benefits and Affirmative action etc. We work, we help ourselves and ask for nothing we dont work for.In 50 yeears time America will be like Zimbabwe, farmers standing around wondering why nothing is growing.
I can't wait. I really can't wait until everybody is some shade of non-white and we can stop this nonsense. When we look at each other and see green eyes that are almond shaped in a face that is coffee-with-cream and we can't tell what race each of us belong to, it will be a far far better world. I'm 59 years old; I'm an aging "hippie chick", and I still believe that you are all my brothers and sisters. Some of you are more annoying than others, but we're all in this together and we're more alike than different. If that thought makes you uncomfortable, my day is off to a good start.
yes It did. Good day to you!
I am not comfortable with that idea at all. I embrace my race.
Frannie, there's nothing wrong with embracing your race! Just embrace all of the rest of us too. And good day to you too, my sister.
There's always Norway/Sweden/and the other Nordic nations you can feel free to move to when you decide that there are too many minorities around.
Yeah, and we'll all look Filipino!
The most beautiful woman I ever knew was Dutch/Filipino. Her name was Edmae. Holy cow she was gorgeous. One of those women that the rest of us women just hate for being so flippin' beautiful. But we couldn't hate her because she was also really nice.
JC give me a hit, you need to share what you are smoking, Baby!!!!
only the fat ugly ones...that cant get a white man
DEAR WHITE MEN....
Stop dating outside race. Census saying Less White people!!! They want more WHITE PEOPLE. GROW MORE WHITE PEOPLE.... Larger pool of white people and apply welfare checks.
Popstar, Your problem is that you don't go far enough. The 'white' race isn't race. It's a color. We all know that true Aryan stock is the only race destined and qualified to rule the world. Why should you accept race mix – allowing Italians to mix with Irish, allowing Slavs to mix with the English, or god forbid, brutish Russians mixing with the pure holy Aryan race of the Fatherland. You're probably one of those untermensch drones trying to better their position by riding on the coattails of the ubermensch. What are you? Some pathetic breed like Irish or Italian? You probably have a little Slav blood in you, don't you? You are mongrel vermin and will be amoung the first against the wall when the true sons of the glorious Tutons take their rightful place. Pathetic and sniveling you'll face the squad saying "But what about all I did to keep the white race strong?" and we will sneer at you for advocating, no clamoring, for the dilution of our proud racial heritage.
You want racial purity? I will give you racial purity and grind you under the Aryan heel.
Lmao. Some of you people are unbelievable.
i never see white men w/ any but white women .
It is the white girls that make the mixed babies.
America is doomed.
No it's not. It's just getting to a good color towards "Well Done."
Statistics can be used to show many things to many people. The fact is there are good and bad in all races and socioeconomic classes. I feel sorry for you and much sorrier for your children. My mother taught me to never judge a book by its cover. I have grown up surrounded by people of all classes, races, creeds and religions and it has been great and rewarding. What a lonely and sad existence to waste all your time excluding and hating people who might have turned out to have a positive influence on you and your children.
"If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion." Dalai Lama
That's typical of a child raised by a Lib. Quit spending my hard earned money to support socialistic programs.
"hard earned money"? Playing on your computer and posting bs?
vatoloke, yes, because I'm a small business owner who has created 23 jobs this year since January, so yes, I can check CNN's news stories and keep tabs on the VERY THINGS THAT WILL DESTROY small business owners like myself. This is called a LUNCH BREAK, which most working people take/get, and I put in over 80 hours a week, so you have no idea what you're talking about. Are you home checking out cnn while you should be looking for a job, maybe? Still collecting that unemployment check because you'd rather take the summer off than take a lower paying job and stop sucking off the taxpayers?
I wondered if the dinosaurs made horrible noises when they were dying off, too.
Transport people to mars or Juniper.
Racists are not in the majority. They've just found a convenient platform on the internet.
Go away troll you are a slug!!!
So does this mean that Affirmative Action now means that the Whites get the jobs when they're not really qualified?
This comment page make me vomit. Hard to believe there are such brainless people in the USA
1st off whites are still the majority, they are comparing 1race vs all the races lumped together, and 2nd once things do balance out like they eventually will, there will be no such programs
Let's hope so.
Who would have thought that a country built by Whites, Blacks, Asians and Indians would be taken over by His-Panic drug lords. Our ancestors are spining in their graves. Poor America we have lost the will to fight for our country.
Robert, what an unfortunate comment yours is. It only reveals the kind of looser you are. I doesn't matter if they are Black, Hispanic or Asian as long as we educate them well, they'll keep making this country the most powerful nation in the world. Bigotry and egoism are the primarily reasons we are loosing our edge.
They are lumping all the races together vs. one, whites are still the majority, I moved to an all white school to fairly diverse school not to long ago, and let me tell you, there is no difference, so calm down everyone, as long as you give everyone fair chance and stop trying to force people into ghetto, everything will be alright
In 20 years we will be considered a third world socialist country no doubt
You are totally wrong. It'll be more like 25 years.
There's nothing wrong with socialism. Or were you demeaning your education, in which case you do seem to have a point.
gimme my minority scholarship
Alot of you people are against racism in one comment, then making racist comments in the next. I think everybody is a little racist. Even if its against your own race. I don't like to think of myself as being one, but when I read these comments, I feel as if I need to defend my people. And when I do that, someone else will then defend their people. And so on
I am white. I would like my handouts now. Also, a job that you turned down a black for. Thank you.
There is no defending your people. They are a bane to mankind. Wait, who are your people again. They better not be mine, you tricksy person.
Sounds like the only people who are concerned about this are white people who are concerned about no longer being the majority population of the country, out of concern that they, as a minority, will be treated as badly as they have treated other minorities in the past.
WONG! It's out of concern that Hispanics and other indigent and indolent races taking over this country do not care about anybody or anyone OR THIS COUNTRY. All they care about is that they continue to get their free handouts.
It's comments like that that make them wonder. My black community seizes on every opportunity to discriminate against people in the white community now. White communities are rightfully concerned about revenge and retaliation. We will not transcend racism until we all except each other as equal.
@Tjink ( you hit the nail on the head )Go shopping early Sunday mornings, you will see the so called middle class white folk with a basket over the top with food, and how do they pay with this a star card covered with tape. So hard working folks can't see it. just remember if your total food bill over 250.00 its from the GOV. Black, white, brown. we all use the system, we need to stop throwing stones at each other pick them up and build a bridge.
I hope this comes as a clue to the GOP that demonizing minorities is not going to help them.
yeah, the GOP should enslave minorities to the government teet, for their vote, just like democrats do...now, that's progess!
What % of the population is white hispanic?
Will there be hiring quotas and an easing of standards for white people to get into colleges? Free money, maybe some scholarship scrilla?
Since those already exist in plenty for whites, I would assume it would continue.
At least we have the same ideologies and can get along. Europe is getting taken over by Islam which "divides" races. All's good as long as we are not trying to destroy each other.
Does this mean I qualify for affirmative action now?
As a black male I wouldn't have a problem with it. Join the club!
Ooh, more irony. So I'm a stupid white who stereotypes? Lovely! You're awesome! Thanks for making my day with that laugh!
Dangit, I hate when the censors delete funny posts. Now I just look schizophrenic.
"Asians numbered 18.2 million nationally in 2011, making them the second fastest-growing minority group – up by 3% since 2010"
At least the college professors will have steady employment.
Where are the racists going to hide? Sounds like they're in the majority now ...
so it is impossible for a minority to be a racist? ok.
Please send me my reparation check and race card as soon as possible. Thank you.
You just wish you had an excuse to justify your failed life. Actually, I think you have with the notion that minority programs are somehow detracting from your life, which I must add is the mere product of your choices.
White men are having ALOT of babies with minority women. They don't want to marry "WHITE WOMAN". Annoying white woman. What's wrong with them?
Census and DARWINISM is correct
White men should be White women. No excuse!!!
Whites are still the largest ethnic group. Making up nearly 70% of the population
Actually "Diverse Voice" you technically not "breathing the same air we do" You see the atmosphere is 78.09% nitrogen, 20.95% oxygen, 0.93% argon, 0.039%. We as humas inhale this mixture, our lungs capture the oxygen and exhale carbon dioxide. You breathe your air and I'll breathe mine.
When I was in school (1964 to 1976) we were told repeatedly by our liberal college brain washed teachers that "the world has too many people to support". If we keep having large families we would all starve to death. The new comers haven't been brain washed into thinking that way so 6 to 8 kids is no big deal. This is not really a surprise.
Mutliple birthings today is typically a by-product of the dumb and the poor.
All the prosperous countries are Asian or White. Name any successful Black or Hispanic country?
Asian or white... lmao!!!!!!!! Stop posting and go study.
Best comment on this post!!
Perhaps had the whites not messed with the black and hispanic countries, they would be prosperous as well? In other words, Stay Home! They didn't need you there in the first place! Find a history book. Deuh.
Brazil has a faster growing GDP than the USA right now.
Jason, Brazil better than America? Hahahahahahahahaha
Why are you in a white country?
Collectively that may be true. If you drill down and look at the economic distribution of those countries, you'll see their educated and monied classes live very well. Whites will probably enjoy a higher standard of living as a whole.
If this article is correct, could this be the reason the GOP are hell bent on making women have babies?
"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. English as a second language would be an educational priority."
The article is about babies. If you are born here, and grow up here, no matter what color you are or language your parents might speak, you're going to grow up learning to read, write, and speak English. Where was all the concern for interpreters and schooling when minority babies were 49.5% of the newborns in 2010? Did those babies not need interpreters? What? If you're black or Asian or Native American or native Hawaiian or Inuit you are genetically incapable of learning to speak English? That statement really reveals some underlying racial stereotyping on the part of the author.
New Zealand! Here we come!!!
We have plenty of young workers and we don't need more. It's not like it's a demographic crisis like that in Russia. We need the young (like myself) jobs after they leave college!
Who cares what the color of someones skin is, can we move past this and judge people on their merits, not skin color, gender or religion. Skin color doesn't make some one act the way they do, its the environment they are raised in
That's an assumption with no evidence to back it up.
They are lumping all the races together vs. one, whites are still the majority, not that it matters
And there's no evidence to support that skin color does determine behavior.
I'm gonna hide anywhere I can.
If you want to see skin color bias, then just go to the Black community. African-Americans are as biased regarding skin color as many so-called racist Whites. Yes, I lived in Detroit for many years and have seen this first hand.
White women are having ALOT of babies with minority men. LOVE IT!
White women are having ALOT of babies with minority men. HOORAAAAAY!
This is great news! Now ill-behaving "minorities" can look to be held accountable for their actions and stop blaming social imbalance.
That will be the day.
We have forgotten who built this country these people have millions of Anchor babies at the tax payors expense.
These people? Anchor babies? You mean the Native American babies? Or the Inuit babies? Or the Native Hawaiian babies? Which ones are anchor babies again?
Making phone calls to businesses is changing. Soon it will be "Press #1 for Spanish" and "Pres #2 for English." I have already experienced it.
The melting pot works. White people are melting out of existence. Which isn't really such a bad thing, because dirt really shows up on them and you constantly have to wash them.
Right and with this logic non whites are always dirty
What has happened to our education system since the civil rights movement and desegregation?
In the 1970s, we were number one in high school graduation and now we have fallen to 13th and the United States now has the highest college dropout rate in the industrialized world (Symonds, Schwartz, & Ferguson, 2011).
Symonds, W. C., Schwartz, R., & Ferguson, R. F. (2011). Pathways to prosperity: Meeting the challenge of preparing young Americans for the 21st century. Cambridge, MA: Pathways to Prosperity Project, Harvard University Graduate School of Education.
Jews are less than 3% of the population yet they control the media and the banks. Think about that and how that might fit in to your excitement about white people becoming a minority.
Seems you do t have to be a majority to retain your power.
How is it, that when an article mentions ALL minorities, the comments on these boards still only attack Blacks in America? How does "minority" default to Black? White racists and bigots will be stunned when another group takes power. This group will probably be Asian, since they are smarter, technologically savvy, and know how to pass off a fake smile and bow while their plotting to throw you in a mud hole. Based on the comments I read here, American Blacks and the ENTIRE continent of Africa (sarcasm) is worthless and will never amount to anything positive, unless its HIV. You focus solely on those who you feel are degenerate. Keep doing this, you'll somehow miss the uprising from the other groups when they hit you in the back of the head and take over.
Maybe people are OK with other racial groups, but not blacks.
It's daytime and blacks are easier to target in the daylight. Come back around 9pm when the crepuscular peoples, Asians and Hispanics, are fair game.
You're using racism comments to argue against racism? And, herein lies the real problem ...
No, stereotypes. The entire statement was sarcastic. All Blacks in America and somehow the entire continent of Africa (hence, go back to Africa statements as if that's a BAD thing) is referenced as dumb, immoral, diseased, parasitic, criminal, lowlife, baby breeders. Even when there are Blacks that don't fit this stereotype the comments make sure to say that's only because of government assistance and affirmative action.
Yet, all other minorities, especially Asians in America and the continent of Asia itself is the complete opposite and considered to be; moral, smart, techie, innovative, and passive. Stereotypes on these boards are then backed up with statistical evidence that is supposed to make these stereotypes true. Therefore, White racist's (the trolls on these boards) SHOULD NOT be moved by Blacks in one bit. Since White RACISTS (I'm not talking about all White people) generally dislike all minorities, the minority they would have to worry about taking "power" (since staying in power is their concern) WOULD NOT be Black, by their own admission. It would be the group they least expect because they are deemed "passive"...
Wait, why are we afraid of blacks? Do they smell funny, or something? Do they throw Skittles really hard? Are they going to take over the leadership of our country and and turn us into socialists?
Someday, in the not-too-distant future, there will be only one race on the planet – the Human Race.
Then, we'll probably be doing genetic testing to ensure those with higher percentages of minority ancestry are given their fair share ...
You tell em Iva! We are so insecure about our own lives that we resent the mere crumbs we've thrown minorities to make up for 200 years of total exploitation.
I've never exploited a minority, nor have my parents or children. I'm quite secure in that fact, which leads to my irritation at the constant demand for apologies and whining. Go to school (payed for with loans – like most Americans), get a job and reap what you sow ...
AJ, I like this comment.
Press #1 for coherence.
So Hispanic births are up dramatically. Are these "white-Hispanics" as has been described to us by our Glorious Leaders ever since the Trayvon Martin case? Are these Mestizo-Hispanics? I wish our Glorious Leaders would give us more detailed information. Actually, that will never happen. Never mind.
White Hispanics? That's so last April. The new correct PC term is a ZimmerMan.
If we do not defend our borders and deport and deny health and educational service to Hispanics who are determined to turn America into South America we have no one to blame but ourselves. Our country will be unrecognizable in less than 20 years.
This melting pot idea has failed about as miserably as the Obama presidency!! This is the reason I am extremely happy I am old and have more years behind then ahead. I wouldnt have children in this cesspool of a country now!! Its loaded with people I cant say on this post. I am retired military and I guarentee today I would not defend the garbage living here now for any reason whatsoever.
I dont believe however that this going to last though because I believe if the current administration gets re-elected we will be in civil war long before the second term is finished. I think it is necessary and needed. So you better get ready I know I am already ready!!!
If 8 years of Bush couldn't get apathetic and lazy Americans to revolt, then it's going to take at least an (im)Palin to make it happen.
ftroy01, you are right on the money! Cesspool it is. The US MUST tighten the South border and deport the illegals already here. The make up of this beautiful Country has changed so much with Obama. God forbid he gets re-elected!! Keep up the fight!
Ever given any thought to the fact that the radical, bigoted people of your generation inspired a truly opposite and dramatic response from our generation. This includes liberal reaction, as well as racism from all possible groups ...
I can't, and won't, say that I agree with your assessment of how much time you have left on Earth; but, I will say we won't miss your counterproductive opinions.
Get welfare checks,SS Disability, food stamps, Medicaid, CHIP for kids, free cell phones and a ride to the polling booth by the White Panthers. Sounds good to me.
Its only WHITE GENOCIDE ....
It really isnt about the complexity of ones skin color concerning this issue at hand. Lets face the facts that AMERICANS by ancestry in AMERICA (at own will or not at own will) are being out-numbered because the government needs to start enforcing the word NO at the Borders of this country. The Average AMERICAN CITIZEN can not go to other foreign countries and get or have the RED CARPET laidout to them like AMERICA do to foreigners when they enter AMERICA. Also many foreigners in AMERICA get so much and give so little back to AMERICA, foreigners send most back to their country. THAT IS ONE OF THE MAIN FACTORS THAT HAS CONTRIBUTED TO THE RECESSION THAT WE FACE TODAY.
Whew, and I thought the recession was caused by greedy bankers screwing everyone. Guess I was wrong, huh.
By the way, STOP SHOUTING!
Unless you are native american Marg....you are also a foreigner. Get some perspective please.
Wrong. I'm just as much a Native American as any Indian living on a reservation.
My great-grandparents were immigrants from Ireland. Me? I'm native. You? You're a clown.
Wrong ... just wrong. Please check your facts. The recession was because large banks were allow to invest in real estate and buy and the selling loans bad loans to these banks by people who made $ through signing people up without regard to their ability repay.
It may have already been said, but we (as whites) should think twice about complaining too much about affirmative action, racial quotas, etc. - because someday we (whites) may depend on these same laws to be employed.
Scary, isn't it?
uh never gonna happen dude....
Do we still need to assign colors to babies??
This is why there is still racism and so much hate today...
A baby is a baby....
Free your mind ........
Got to love Communists can't even tell the difference between race and species
Race doesn't make hate; fear does. There's nothing wrong with celebrating our differences. If we were all the same we would be like penguins.
IS THAT WHAT YOU WANT? A BUNCH OF DAM PENGUINS RUNNING AROUND DOING STUFF AT PLACES??
Lots and lots of anchor babies.
If I, as a "white" individual, were to "self-deport" it would have nothing to do with any minority group. It would be to get away from the racism, hate and ignorance spewed by the small yet obnoxiously vocal white majority.
If your a white individual and not a legal US citizen feel free to self-deport back to you country of legal citizen ship.
However if you are a legal US (born in the US) citizen (not naturalized) how do you self-deport?
You always have the option to emigrate somewhere else and rescind your US citizenship, however that is not self-deporting.
The headline "Census: Less white babies born" is not correct. It should be "Census: Fewer white babies born"
Thank you! Journalists pay too much for education these days!
They did mean "less." And my daughter, who was born pasty white and who has to suntan cause she doesn't like it, is going to be happy to hear that babies are coming out less white now. ;)
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