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."
Spaniards are white.
Did the 2000 census recognize Hispanics apart from whites? I seem to remember that Hispanics and whites were counted as one group.
Yes and no.
In the race question, people who identify as Latino and Hispanic were told to check the box for White, but there was a separate question that asked if you were Latino/Hispanic.
I can't wait to become a minority so I can blame it for everything wrong with my life
Give yourself more credit, I'm sure you already blame everyone else for your problems.
So does mean we can now see commercials with the White guy no longer being the dumb subservient one to the well dressed, smart, Black person?
Joe, doubtful. Only whites can be racist ya know.
You all should learn that Hispanic is not a race but an ethnicity. My wife and I are from Colombia, as white as any red neck, and our children are also white. We answer "white" in any forms asking for "race"
Good for you, you think you've joined the club.
Because apparently both of your parents are white, or grandparents. If you were native columbian, you would look like a mexican.
I guess you've never met white Latinos before. There plenty of white Mexicans as well as white Cubans, Argentine, Colombians and such. Get educated, "Mexican" is not a race but a nationality, "Hispanic" is not a race but an ethnicity, and it's spelled Colombian, with a "o".
Native Columbians don't look Mexican! "Hispanics" can range from white, asian(which is also native) to dark black. Most "Hispanics" are mixed, many are white like white Latino.
Off topic, but anyone know why CNN isn't reporting on boxer Manny Pacquio ( spelled wrong I'm sure ) saying ' all gay people should be put to death ' yesterday ? If say, Dirk Nowitzki,Steve Nash,or Peyton Manning said this, it would be front page news for weeks.CNN really does love minorities I guess.
Its not a white person that said it, so its ok.
manny never said that. you doofus. it was the reporter who added in the levticus old testament stuff to the article.
even TMZ reported that it was extremely wrong for a reporter to that and make it appear manny said it.
CSalinas – you can't really be that ignorant?
So does this mean we can expect "white college funds" to start popping up around the country?
"Michael White, professor of sociology at Brown University" you can't read statistics on race and not smile at that phrase; makes me think that someone did it on purpose.
Regardless of color, we are territorial beings which by nature makes us racists. We don't have to be prejudice though. But if you've ever singled out another race as being against your own, you are indeed a racist.
–> Less "whites" less racists.
@ Cinchy, if he lost you, don't worry he will find you soon....real soon.
Not unless I drop in to visit the methadone clinic.
look how scared the white folks get when there is talk about other races increasing. in 100 years no one will be able to tell who is who whites will become intermixed. i wonder what reasons we will come up with to hate one another. maybe we will decriminate based on eye color... brown eyes are the new majority anyone with green or hazel sit at the back of the bus.. sound stupid? so do you guys!!!
White people aren't scared – white people would have no problem with an educated, low-crime group becoming the majority.
I agree with this 100%
They will pick on gay people, as usual. The more racial characteristics lose popularity as a target, the more they target gays. I guess humans really do need whipping boys.
So the least educated (not an opinion, it is supported by statistics, so spare me the race card) citizens are becoming a majority. That's great news....
I'm sure you're very excited about becoming the majority, but the article didn't mention education. But keep your spirits up... someday you'll get your chance!
So then, I hope you'll be on a crusade to make sure ALL children are educated equally and ALL schools can give the same opportunties to their students. Our children are the future and they are going to be the ones that save our butts in this world. I don't care what color they are, they deserve to have the nation behind them.
Who is this "he" you speak of? god?
.He is "whitie" a colloquialism for the white male patriarchy, or American plutocracy. Not the working class whites, but his masters that get him to vote against his interests. Look around, they're currently running the country from non-elected positions.
Eric, that is very well put!
Any chance ( through all this prosperity ) minorities can begin creating some jobs here ? I seems only the evil , wicked, sinister, white male boogeyman is emloying everyone.Any chance you people can contribute ?
The divisiveness you exhibit is not by coincidence. In order to further subjugate the working, middle and lower classes the corporate elite's favored method of operation is divide and conquer. We blame one another...white/non-white, union/non-union, gay/straight and on and on.
The best lies come with a bit of truth for bait. While your data about non-whites may be accurate (I don't know) your implied conclusion is not.
Not with punctuation like that, we won't.
Racist America when will it end?
As long as the Media in this country creates division amongst us, racisms will never go away. The media people are so narrow minded, they go so extreme in their coverage. Nowadays we only see coverage regarding Blacks , how great and smart they are while the rest of the population are being ignored or maybe they mention the rest only when a white , Asian or Hispanic person commit a crime against blacks , that is being so narrow minded. That's being delusional, people regardless of color we are good and we are bed and the coverage should be balanced.
What on earth media do you pay attention to???
White babies may now be the minority nationally, but there are plenty of white babies in the House of Representatives.
Now that was good and true!
Well played, sir!
duh, hispanics have 15 kids each, then expects the government to take care of them! Free food, free education, free health care! Whites take care of their own children!!!!!!!!!
My wife an I are hispanics. Family income >300k. We have 2 kids. I don't need any assistance from the government to feed them or educate them.
You are the exception, not the rule. Do you really not sense this? It is the rule we have to concern ourselves with. The current rule is - sadly, but truly (according to statistical study after statistical study) - a disturbingly high percentage of blacks and Hispanics are drains on our society, and are under-educated.
People like cinchy are blissfully unaware that minorities (and women) didn’t get to collect on the biggest affirmative action program in history, the 1944 servicemen’s readjustment act, better known as the G.I. Bill, that helped whites become middle class and have multigenerational wealth. Denying minorities their benefits, and denying them subsidized housing in the suburbs through redlining, is why people of color are poorer than whites, not because of some bogus innate difference between races.
Did you really think that Jews and other ethnic whites (watch out, you may have been one of them) just picked themselves up by their bootstraps?
They were reclassified as whites, and given their benefits. End of story. (Go ahead and use “end of story” as a jumping off point for "debate" cinchy.)
And you're the Dad of the Year!
It's the Americans that are eating their weight in food every day and polluting the world with their gas guzzlers and starting wars and using a thousand electric items in their homes and ooozing greed and corruption in the financial markets.........
but you have the nerve and hypocrisy to blame everyone else for the worlds problems.
Really, Winterer? Visited Africa recently? Korea? China? India? Etc.?
It doesn't matter because anytime a white american tries to claim minority status, the white american will be called a racist.
Well, don't give up - keep trying!
So you call a race weak but spell it incorrectly. LMFAO.
We're all equal... it's the black culture that is horrendously flawed.
erik... you lost me right after "Don't worry..." Advice: don't take cough medicine when writing posts, or finish high school. You're completely unintelligible.
One can always raise their adult reading level; the New York Times won't read like Greek anymore. People who point out grammatical errors on the internet are the same people who were disappointed that spelling and penmanship didn't help on their S.A.T.s.
You’re like an anti suffragist denigrating the messenger instead of talking about the substance.
So does this mean I will qualify for large sums of money for college and expenses now...being a white woman and all?
The people making the decision are white and historically gives white applicants the upper hand. Stop looking for hand outs its no ones fault your family didn't take advantage of the opportunities.
Don't be silly. You'll still suffer from reverse discrimination.
No way! That would be racist! :-)
Reggie NO the people giving out the free stuff are NOT white. Affirmative Action placed minorities into positions that are over loaded with them. Many are not qualified but it is that Affirmative Action thing so anywhere you go be it State or Federal offices there will be at least 75% blacks or hispanic. You can bet on that one. Check it out the next time you go to these places.
And you are basing all this on...what? Going into a couple of government offices in your city in your state? Nah. That's not evidence. Any more than going into government offices here in *my* state and seeing nothing but white faces means that only white people are hired.
It's impossible to tell unless you post your measurements.
Only the strong survives!!!!!!!
I wonder if white people will still refer to everyone else as "minorities" even after the other ethnicities catch up....
You would love the "Minorities at my Water Park" episode of South Park.
Which US Supreme Court decision that ruled the 14th Amendment birthright citizenship applies to the offspring of illegal aliens?
Hint: It does not exist
Maybe you should run your comment through a history filter. I won't give you any hints except for the fact that there were a race of people in this country before the so called settlers. They were robbed and killed for their land by the original American Gangsters. Shouldn't they have had the opportunity to pick and choose who should be granted citizenship in there country? I was just thinking and trying to be fair to all races of people.
Statistically speaking, a "majority" is more than 50% of the total population size, so if the number of white children is smaller than the number of non-white children, there is no majority and all are minorities.
and the Media and the rest of the population treat Native Americans like they do not exist longer. It is funny how whites and some uncle TOMS celebrate Thankd Giving , they will give thanks to anything thing but to Native Americans. It is disgusting how racist the people in this country are that include; WHITES, BLACKS , ASIANS AND HISPANICS.
You don't even realize your statement in itself is racist, do you?
duh? We have enough sense to pull it out...
pull out = red state birth control = red state being tops of the list in teen pregnancies.
Well, your dad obviously didn't.
The fact that you attribute racism to one race is a BIG problem. ALL races perpetuate stereotypes and have instigators who encourage racism ...
Top notch race baiting CNN, look at all the angry white guys come out of the woodwork.
Rush L. show must have just finished.
Another story to stoke the flames of racism in this country
on the palm of your hands and the soles of your feet.
Hitler is applauding your comments more than you could ever know.
I don't care what race anyone is but I do care if they are uneducated and a burden on society. The US should only allow educated immigrants into the country, we already have enough numbskulls of our own!
What do you think our university system is for? To educate the locals? Ha we have given up on them. No to get the best and brightest to come to the US for a few years where they fall in love with Football and Thanksgiving and end up staying. Long live H1B visas as well because it sure beats sending the job to India instead.
Be honest, do you think you’re educated enough for Scandinavia to let you in?
I have no idea what their policies are. I've never looked into their immigration since I have no desire to live there. If I wanted to live in the frozen North, I'd go back to Canada.
Do you really think you're educated enough to go back to Canada?
Lol, since Canada educated me I would hope so. That was a major fail at being a troll.
Not to the people reading it, and I'm not being a troll, I'm making a point, admittedly at your expense. You were educated in Canada, but ironically don't understand Scandinavia's systems. Did you make it to "university?"
Check out San Mateo, CA. It's already minority-white, about one-quarter Hispanic, lots of Asians, and it's RICH.
We should be air-dropping a billion condoms a year on Africa, India, the Middle East, Latin America, and Southeast Asia. They may be insulted, they may protest that their religions forbid birth control. They may just use them as water balloons.
Who gives a damn. It is not right that China and the First World are the only ones self-regulating, China by government decree, the First World by embracing the very POSITIVE developments of feminism, women in the work place, better education of women, and birth control rights.
We should also include pamphlets on how we are going to cut off all humanitarian aid in 10 years, so, you know, use these condoms we gave you.
How about we just tell you to ... off back where YOU came from and try to get the idea through your thick obese American skull that you don't own the world and have no right to tell us to do anything.
P.S you whole country was formed by immigrants...... as usual the USA is at the peak of hypocrisy
yeah and then maybe these countries you are planning on offending will kick all the American resource companies out and keep their resources for themselves and you'll enjoy paying $15/gallon. then when you are murdering all the children born over the 2 kids per family limit you'll you be back to an unemployed majority...... quite the socialist plan there
And they just found this out? see what multiple PhD's can do for you! this has been a trend for the last 25 years.
This means that illegals are giving birth more than whites, just like rabbits if you get too many than it's time to thin them out.
I guess reading comprehension is not your strong suit.
If only the growing 'diverse' group would start paying their taxes. But i have a feeling, the people who DO pay taxes will still be the whites.
There are a lot of rich people who figure out all sorts of ways not to pay their fair share. A lot of them are white too.
You are so right! I'm sick of the fact that only wealthy white men pay their full taxes, while minorities continue to rake it in with their loopholes and off-shore accounts!
you forgot Black slaves from Africa as well
Now adays we are also importing slaves from Asia, Africa and India.
India is part of Asia.
Actually no its a subcontinent that just happens to be smashing into Asia at the moment.
No, India is part of Asia. A sub-continent of Asia. Actually, one could argue that Asia and Europe are one continent as well, Eurasia, and that Europe is a subcontinent of Eurasia.
look in the mirror dude! You don't have to be white to be a racist.
discuss... meant disguise.... typo
All of humanity needs to learn to use birth control quickly, before we have 8 billion people on this planet. Earth can only support so many of us, that is a fact.
Scientists say the planet is designed for about 1 billion Humans. We exceeded that back around 1890. We've added about 6 billion in just over 100 years.....do the math folks. How about a tax incentive for NOT having kids?
They are talking about using cable TV as a birth control method in India. Seriously!
On a planet covered with 7 billion people, where resources are becoming more and more scarce, it's time for EVERYONE, whites, hispanics, blacks, asians,.... to start having fewer babies. If people keep reproducing at the insane rates they are, it won't matter who is the majority and who is the minority, we will all suffer equally from the problems that will ensue.
The Great Dying 250 million years ago came very close to even making insects go extinct.
I bet you don't have kids, or are single, or divorced and you have the need to 'save' the world. You just get to feel good for a bit because of your opinions and guess what..life goes on. Your opinion has no value.
Just because you don't like someone's opinion doesn't mean it has no value. No one is saying have NO kids, people are saying have FEWER kids. 1 or 2, not 5 or 6.
Like my heart goes out to people in Africa who are starving, we could and should feed them, I was joking earlier when I said we should cut off all humanitarian aid, but at the same time we should really try to enlighten the rest of humanity to the miracle of birth control.
We can't afford indefinite, exponential human population growth world-wide. It's literally not sustainable in the long term (as in we will no longer have enough arable land to feed everyone and we might make the planet unlivable one way or another), and in the short-term it will cause a host of other problems.
Lenny, you think you have great insights into people? You don't know me at all, and you have no basis for judgments like this. I can tell you that you "bets" are completely wrong, so maybe you should keep you opinions to yourself unless you have something meaningful to contribute to the discussion. The fact, however, is that we will see the value of human life decrease an amount for each 1 billion people we add to the planet.
And by the way, "Lenny", as someone with Ph.D.s in both chemistry and physics working on new materials for clean energy, I'm doing more to "save" the world than I expect you'll every do. But to avoid looking like I'm passing judgment in the say way you did, I invite you to respond and tell me what you are doing to save the world.
this article bring the best of KKK feeling in the white population in this country.
You should read these comments more closely and get off your soapbox.
Every sharp increase in population is followed by an equally sharp, and sudden, decrease.
All I have to say is have fun watching your children eat each other.
Rent the movie "The Road" if you want to see what that will look like. Not the happiest watch you can find.
So the point must be that the dumbing down of America will accelerate now?
You just said what everyone was thinking!
The point is finally the potency levels of Americans will go up sometime in the future and women will finally be satisfied.
The dumbing down of America can't get any worst than when the time the KKK ruled this society. Now music, art, food & athletics will be greatly improved.
Unless we do something about government spending it won't matter.People wake up the dems. and repups. don't want to do anything.If we stay on the same path we will all suffer by 2030.What are you going to do when you can't feed your kids.It's both parties.We need a budget!
Yeah, because austerity practices worked really well in Europe, right?
Why is it that when the media wants to portray racism a "hispanic" is white (aka trayvon martin),... and when they want to promote minorities,.. then hispanics are not white???
That's what's great about this country. We are so diversified, and have achieved so much as a country. And, hands down, are still the most powerful country in the world. We are one nation. Yes we do have our shortcomings, but they are the exception and not the rule of the U.S.
Hear Hear and any country that worships a man that killed 100 million of its own people (Mao) is hardly a country to fear in the long term. You can hear the implosion coming.
not for much longer. A nation that does not stand together will soon fall apart.
There is a dirty secret about race. Due to an enormous population bottleneck (fewer than 20k humans survived) 75k years ago in humans we are much more identical to each other than say chimps are to each other. %85 of all genetic diversity of humans is found in Sub Saharan Africa. Also skin color is very loosely associated with genetic differences which means many whites are more related to say darker people than other whites.
That was a very loose study that defied all logic by trying to base all race off of one genetic marker and has been totally blown out of the water by experts across the board...
The lack of genetic diversity compared to other species and that race is very loosely correlated with genetics is pretty solid at this point.
Not surprising. Back when abortion became ‘legal’ (which was in hope that the ‘colored minorities’ would take full advantage of it), it was mainly the ‘white’ females who took full advantage of it. Back in my High School days ‘just about’ every white female who became pregnant (that I knew) ran out and got an abortion.
The same in the ’corporate’ world. My white Co-workers would weight ‘career’ or ‘an extra child’….most chose ‘career’, and wasn’t shame to admit it. Soooo……
That can be attributed to the overly religious parents of that age.
No, it wasn't about 'religious parents'.... Duh! Their choice – taking advantage of Planned Parenthood 'free' birth control and abortion clinics.
Everyone but your mom. Sigh.
If I'm white and get a dark tan, am I still considered white? At least for the winter?
Well now that we are minorities maybe we can change the preference hiring for government jobs ehhh?
minority programs and special interests will be deemed unnecessary once whites are the minority. Duh!
I hope so! Because one thing this government needs is bright, articulate people like you!
Repeal Roe v. Wade.
oh Randy is that the death knell of a dinosaur i hear? are you being bred to exstinction? what did the bible say " the meek shall inherit the earth"
The so-called "conservatives" in our society have always been racists and see everything through a racist lens. It doesn't change from generation to generation because the fundamental nature of their confused thinking never changes – that's what makes them "conservatives." Every bit of racist rubbish spewed on here is just like the racist rubbish of their parents, and their parents before them. Like every human being, they think they're right, but even they have had to repudiate most "conservative" positions of the past – their support for slavery and Jim Crow being only two examples of hundred in US history where "conservatives" have been on the wrong side of human progress. They are the millstone around the neck of humanity and always will be – don't waste breath or time arguing with them.
You do realize it was the Democrats who started the Jim Crow laws right? You must also realize that it was the Republican party that fought against slavery in the civil war? You aren't very Obeservant in my opinion.
And *you* realize...don't you...that the Southern Democrats are now all conservative Republicans, right? That political parties change...often drastically...over time? Or are you so busy calling someone else unobservant that you, yourself, have failed to see the changes, preferring instead to ignore historical context and act as though nothing ever changes.
The great emancipator only freed slaves in the rebellious states, and only then to conscript them into the army or navy. He likened it to reclaiming important property for the war effort. Read the emancipation proclamation for yourself, and his speeches leading up to it.
The use of the word "conservative" is a deliberate choice. Which political party represents the "conservative" point of view changes over time. Today's conservatives would have been the Democrats of the slavery/Civil War era, just as they would have been the Tories (loyal English colonists) during the American Revolution, just as they would have opposed the vote for women, the ending of child labor, the decent treatment of Native Americans, and so on. The historical record of so-called "conservatives" on human rights, dignity and freedom is consistently shameful – much like their opinions and behavior in these forums.
And *you* seem to be confused about how political parties change...often drastically...over time.
I can't watch at work so not sure if a joke but no in general most people are greedy, stupid, selfish, and self centered. You try to find the rare people that aren't all.
Finally, someone who read the article CRITICALLY.
Only 2 white people can have a white baby. Where is our protection under the endangered species list? That would make abortions for white couples illegal just like poaching eggs of certain species. They want genocide and the world will be left with no more progress.
If you want abortion protection plenty of red states to move too. Hope you don't mind the drop in income that comes from living in the Delta though.
Most bourgeois white people polled today think that the biggest racial problem we face in America is reverse racism (I.E anti white sentiment.) It is within this framework that I understand your point.
Race is a social construction anyway.
and all this time I thought it was genetic, who'd a thunk
You'd of thunk it. And you'd be wrong. there's more genetic diversity between Africans than between Europeans and Africans. Any two given Africans are more diverse genetically than the average African and Donald Trump’s comparative diversity. You’re genetically closer to Africans then two random Africans are. Superficial differences like skin color and hair are environmental, or caused by bottlenecking.
Here is a challange. Name one non-white run country where the people are not starving. Just one. That should not be too hard.
Not that this finger pointing would help but just want to throw out some countries to put it in a perspective.
Ok name one white country where people are not starving, just one. Wonder Greece come under white or others, or for that matter Ireland, Spain, Portugal and France, UK joining the party soon.
And well to your question, check out Singapore – no starvation, maybe no chewing gum, but food is not a problem.
Yes, but the "white" countries predominantly practice "European-style socialism", so maybe race is NOT the key factor here.
And, name JUST ONE country that this country and other 'white' countries haven't 'kept the hunger-cycle going' by taking advantage of them by our corporations. HA! You know, the taking of oil and minerals at rock bottom prices? Still, that isn't enough to keep them from sucking at the taxpayer teet here at home. Exxon oil, anyone?? We even help destoy farming in some places so our farmers will have someone else to make money off of while being able to collect subsidies from our government aka – us stupid taxpayers.
It's convinient to look past it, I guess,...if you're white and got some really big guns.
you are aware of Asia? they can't all be american centuries
So now minorites have to complete fairly for jobs and college admissions? No more Affirmative Action!
population control is what this country needs. If you can't take care of it...don't have it and if you do, don't look at me or anyone else for help. Our resources are GONE...we've shared too much and now we're folding...
bye bye america! and just as our economic and EDucation rating is being lowered... im seeing a tie between this and our education ratings
Notice how the word ABORTION never appears the article.
It is almost as if pro-abortionists do not wish to take credit for their carnage and true intent.
You know that a far higher proportion of black babies than white babies are aborted right? I'm going to guess though from your username you are only upset about the white babies....
Why doesn't the Census Bureau report the percentages of tax-payer subsidized hospital costs for the newborns they studied?
I don't know. Why don't you ask them? What does that have to do with your post? If you don't want to pay for the care of newborns healthcare you should be pro choice. Most people having abortions are the ones not able to pay for them.
Yep – Us whites can now squeak and squeal like to get the most oil now like those now-majorities did lol. We need a coalition now so they can speak for us, we just need to find a stupid white person like they have sharpton and jackson. I forgot to mention – And a very special thanks to all the White trader females out there that made this all possible.
as long as they are not latino obama will be quiet!
The lack of relevance in this article is astounding. People are born everyday. Why is there such a focus on race? I can respect someone from any race because the race does not define the person, their actions do.
welcome to american media my friend, they love to add fuel to the fire
this isnt surprising
Exactly. When whites are a true minority, I'm going to tell everyone I know that I want special rights and protections.
Yeah Breed like animals, live like animals and of course that welfare check. Sad state of affairs for the United States of America. This would not happen in other countries around the globe.
Diversity is great, but if we really want to save this planet, it's time to start embracing birth control.
No that would put the ethnic minorities out of work in the welfare departments.
That would put the ethnic minorities out of work in the welfare departments. More deportations, closer scrutiny for those with illegitimate children who suck up welfare funds while having 1 to ten baby daddies.
If everyone is suppose to be equal, then this type of "census" data should not be tracked and reported. It only purpetuates racism.
In general, I don't think we should be censoring information because some people are too stupid to handle it. Maybe some people will wake up.
Shouldn't the caption for this article be "Fewer white babies born"?
I want my minority benefits. Time to have the WET Channel, The Caucasian American College Fund and all the other minority benefits that white people are not privi to.
What about white history month?? Plus Whites can do lawn care again and construction jobs.. Then we can send all of our money back home to England and not buy american products to increase the economy and jobs....cant wait.
I am from Brasil. I am Black and Portuguese European. I look Black to most whites. I speak Portuguese and English. I am not Hispanic. I am not African-American. Please US government get away from these identifying terms. Call me black, white, mulatto, or asian – but this data means nothing to real human beings by creating clumps that don't represent race. This is cultural data imo.
I couldn't agree with you more. At the end of the day I am human and so is everyone else, but if you must label me call me American. Not Hispanic-American, Native-American, Asian-American or African-American but American.
Wow. I'm a Tea Party member and a Republican, and even I find most of your comment offensive.
Shouldn't the caption for this article say "Fewer white babies born"?
White Spaniards are not Hispanics and white Latinos are not colored like the brown and black Hispanics. White Latinos are white people.
That is why there are two separate categories. Hispanic/NonHispanic, and then the racial categories are separate.
If you can't figure it out by looking at the source then you can't play in our treehouse
Would like to see the numbers on the make up of the working population vs the birth population. I'm thinking down the road there will be a lot of hungry ppl.
Who cares? In a few thousand years, we're all going to be the same color anyway... A nice shade of beige.
Hispanics or Asians or blacks or whites we all are proud americans.
I'm not racist but its very funny when I hear u all call black people coloured. Black people are born black and die black. A white person is born pink, later becomes white, is blue when cold, is purple when dead. Lol. Who is coloured.?
I can just feel the panic from posters here. First the election of Obama, now this. It's slipping away from you, can you feel it?
The Koch Brothers will save the "chosen" people. Sigh.
I feel it, its called poverty ya dope
What is slipping away is the future for all our kids.
what exactly is slipping?
what is slipping is america being a leading country, what is slipping is americas academic standards, what is slipping is the american way of life, the funny thing is that all the posts are seen as racist, when it is just a call out to embrace education, stop embracing thug life and govt. handouts, and start getting on the educated, high paying corporate job route, which is the true way to make this country prosper.
So stop letting Republicans slash the funds for education. DUH.
...and health care and WIC and programs that give them a place to live. It isn't just education that kids need. Education doesn't do a thing if a kid hasn't had breakfast or lunch that day or is sick in school. But don't think about all those costs.
The GOP. They only care about you when you're a fetus in a woman's womb. God will help you when you're born because you're someone else's problem then.
White is the absence of color.
Actually, Black is the absence of color. White is all colors.
Depends on whether or not you are talking about additive or subtractive color systems.
wrong. Black is the absence of color. White is a mixture of all colors blended together.
Dear wrong: n'ah!
White is a color too. You're totally wrong in that matter.
Nope it's not (actually I don't know or care - I'm just trying to see how long I can string this out).
I want my Obamabucks!
give him your vote he may break you off some!! you know Romney is just going to give it to his friends oh maybe that's you and you have an oil field in your back yard or you're just going to move out of the country when Romney exports all your jobs
I knew this was coming. I'm not thrilled by the trend. Not because I'm racist or hate-filled. I don't mind sliding into a minority category. I wish, though, the growth was coming from Asian-Americans, not from Hispanic-Americans. Why? Simple: Hispanic-Americans simply do not value education the way white Americans or Asian-Americans do. CNN themselves ran a story about a study showing that even after 5 generations, Hispanic-Americans have not climbed the education ladder appreciably. It's a cultural thing... Asians and Caucasians value education; Hispanics and Blacks simply place far, far less value on education. I know this is an uncomfortable truth. It is, though, the truth. I hope there's change in this regard.
Have you participated in society lately? White-Americans do not value education.
especially in most red states
Statistics say otherwise. Sorry to inject logic and facts into this conversation.
ha.. is that your reply to every post? (especially in most red states?) seriously? Ok.. so disregard 75% of the population because maybe 25% are trailer queens. If you were to look at other minorities (except asians) the stats are far more skewed towards lack of education. I say it over and over, go to any college, look at the hard programs, and take a tally of race in there. That is all that needs to be said.
Um "ha"? – yes, facts are pretty much part of all my posts. What am I supposed to pretend they don't exist and simply make up stuff? The facts (oops – sorry the "f" word to you) simply say the black and Hispanic cultures simply do not value education. CNN themselves ran a story stating that even after 5 generations in this country, Hispanics have made no appreciable education gains. CNN, again, ran another story authored by a black teacher in California saying it is still the case in the black culture that someone striving to do well academically will be taunted. These are root causes; there are volumes of data that state the outcome. Sorry... I know the truth can hurt or at least be uncomfortable.
There's always going to be people like you who ignore truth, facts, analysis, and data - and will simply, like a parrot, blurt out "racism" whenever someone says something inconvenient. I'm guessing your parents didn't value education either, per my comments above.
You are ridiculous. I am Hispanic and educated and highly value it. You can not put a group of people in a box and say collectively this is what they think because 100% of the time you'd be wrong. Deal with it, the world is changing.
That's right Deanne... you (a single person) are a statistically relevant sample size. Of course there are exceptions to the rule; the point is the rule isn't positive and needs to become so.
Cinchy is right... You're an exception, but majority do not value an education.
Not racist. It's the truth.
It is the truth. I wish it wasn't the truth. I wish there were far more Hispanic and black doctors, engineers, scientists, and technologists. God knows we need them. God also knows they have ample opportunities to take advantage of – but are not doing so.
I totally agree with you. Education, innovation, technology are the driving force for human sociaty, aslo the reason that America stay up front in this world. We do need work force, but we need intellegence more. I think skin color doesn't matter, what matters is the culture background you come from. We can't count on the jobs such as cleaning ladies, sports stars and pop singers to lead america forward. We need scientists, engerneers, businessmen, lawyer and docs. They all come from education. and let's face the fact that african american and hispanish do not value education as much as Asian and White. This has nothing to do with skin color. It is the culture you come from. With that being said, I do like hispenic culture very much personally. I think they are warm hearted happy people.
Admitting these truths and realities isn't comfortable. Admitting to them is the first step in trying to affect a change. Blacks and Hispanics need to - in far, far greater percentages - embrace education. When this happens, I'll switch from being an uneasy minority to a comfortable minority.
I agree with your comment it is the truth I live in Arizona and I have a 5 year old dauhhter in kindergarten. My daughter's teacher would tell me how great it is to have her in class; I spend hours with her doing homework and teaching her how to read, write etc. But at her school majority Hispanic, black I can tell that their parents don't care at home even her teacher states this. I grew up in a white school and got a better education because black students didn't care as much (their obviously are exceptions) next year I'm moving my daughter to an AZ top 10 elementary which is sad to say mainly White and Asian. If you haven't realized I'm black and I fall into that category of exception. I spend a lot of time, money and effort to make sure my daughter gets the best education, which is also the reason why I haven't had another child. You're not being racist when it's the truth!
Everything's relative. I'm white and am trying to use a lot of the practices I see Asian-Americans use with their kids. There's nothing wrong with borrowing useful practices. It's a sign of enlightenment.
it is refreshing to see an open eyed person, evaluating their surroundings and choosing to not let bias distort their views
Cinchy isn't biased, just filled with implicate biases.
As I minority myself I can tell there are a lot of things we would never agree on, but I have to say I find this to be true. One thing I have to disagree about blacks is that in my struggles through different colleges I have found that a number of blacks do attend but not African Americans...more blacks from other countries. If you visit some hospitals you will see that black doctors are mostly Haitians or blacks from Africa. Caribbean blacks are very receptive to education and tend to blaze their own trails. I do find that especially hispanics from PR have no use for education. The AA will not even try to speak proper English...ugh! I am black so all those who are ready to call names can stand back!
I observe the same thing as you. I have so much respect for the people who came from Africa and make their way to docs and lawyers. I often see them send their children to good school as well. But I see a lot less of this in hispanic and afriacan americans. I saw some people comments about govenment didn't give them enough oppunity for education. I wonder why Asian as part of the minoirity can on the other hand. I heard and saw so many Asian children from immigrants even illegalsfamily, whose parents work at the reseraunts for 7 bucks/hour, go to Harvard. On the contry, we see hispanic and african american teenage girls got pregant again and again at age 14. Yes, they contribute to th ework force for KFC/McDonalds. But can we rely on that for the future of this contry?
You are black, so therefore only capable of horizontal hostility and/or internalized oppression. You may also have issues with identifying with the Dominant group.
I understand you’re sentiment, but before you chalk it all up to hard work, or racial and cultural differences Read How Jews Became White Folks by Karen Brodkin, Frank H. Wu’s, The Model Minority: Asian American ‘Success’ as a Race Relations Failure, from Yellow: Race in America Beyond Black and White (New York: Basic Books, 2002): 39-77 or Internalized Oppression and the Culture of Silence, by Keith Osajima.
I think just put the URL
lol too obvious.
I love this song!!!!
does this mean I can finally get a white pride shirt and not be called a racist?
I want some white minority programs started ASAP!
Bailout of Wall Street. Sheeh. Tax breaks for the already wealthy (mostly white). Double Sheesh. Oh, by the way, there's a wheel on your trailer that looks flat as a pancake. Maybe, you can ask your local bank for a loan to fix it.
God, you're a coward. Post your real name.
What are you talking about? If you take them individually? You have to measure any race or ethnicity against the TOTAL population, not just one.
Darko, the point being made is that this study is comparing whites vs. all other ethnic groups. If you compared Hispanics vs. all other ethnic groups (including whites), they would be the minority.
It's like saying pitchers are a minority in baseball, when in reality, each team has more pitchers than any other INDIVIDUAL position.
If I have five apples, two oranges, two pears and three grapefruits can I really claim that apples are in the minority?
Well of course the whites are the minority now. That's because whites are choosing to have less children. We care about the environment of the world and the environment we make for our children. Until other races quit having 10 baby daddy's and numerous baby-mamas, we're going to remain the minority.
...Said the guy who made sure to ineffectually use the English language in his post.....
Really, do you really think that's true. Hispanics account for the number 1 largest minority group. If you take away all of the other minorities they still pale in comparison to (whites). You do the same with blacks and they are even smaller. You have to take all the groups together to come up with the numbers you need to make 51%. Minorities in their own groups are smaller. Blacks numbers right now are even more diluted because a dark skinned Cuban or Dominican can be considered Hispanic which really makes no sense considering we are talking about race not language. In that case you would need to exclude German, French, Italian and many other people who make up those racial demographic numbers. For that matter some Hispanics would have to be considered white. Think about this do they say because a person speak German they are not a white American? but a person who speaks Spanish who is Caucasoid in race is a non-white? So in short, what was your point and who were you referring to because for sure the rest of us have no clue. My grand mother was half Irish and black and My grandfather was German and black and they had 10 kids. That should really screw up the number right.
There isn't a minority group in America as dangerous or that I fear more than Southern whites. The south should never have been given back the right to vote after there outright treason.
you really need to let it go.. those that fought that battle are all dead now..
They are dead, but let us not forget that though racism de jure may be over, our racist history still manifests itself in the de facto racism of our present.
Get over it!
I'm more afraid to all the commnunists and marxists who are rearing their ugly heads everywhere.
You honestly fear the "communists" more than the fascists right now? Amazing what propaganda can do.
Its them that fly their Confederate flags even today and talk about their proud heritage as espouse the same right wing racist drivel as their great grandfathers. They didn't learn a thing. I guess that is why most of the states in the South are on the bottom of both income and education.
LOL You need to talk to a black person and see if they think its any better for them up north.Theres less black males in jail down south.Look it up.
Just disproportionately more blacks than whites like north, and everywhere else in America.
Haley Barbour would own a plantation if he could.
Just to point it out, this statement is just as racist as saying that all blacks/Hispanics/etc are criminal/lazy/etc. And calling people morons every other comment isn't exactly the best way to carry in a conversation or have your position listened to or respected.
We wouldn't have a drug problem if it wasn't for the Hispanics they make the mafia look like boy scouts. Hispanics have soaked the rural areas of America with MET, COKE, CRACK, LSD, WEED, and nearly every other illicit drug you can name because they are jealous of America and want to reduce us to the unflushed toilet that is South America.
There would be no drug dealers if there wasn't a demand, which the Mexicans did not create. Good little capitalists that they are, they saw a market and took advantage of it. We need to legalize drugs in order to control them.
So true! Most buyers of Mexican drugs are Americans. We're the ones giving the demand. They're just the ones supplyling it. Most people in Mexico can't afford to buy the drugs...not much of a drug addiction problem in Mexico. The ones who can afford to buy them and become addicts...Americans.
The reason many Hispanics near border towns have so many babies is because in certain parts of the sourthern U.S., they are actually catered to – they aren't forced to learn English the way Hispanics living in Northern parts need to. They have access to medical and welfare as long as their children were born here in the U.S. Most American born Hispanics I know are hard-working, educated individuals, who believe it or not, feel the same way many white Americans do towards illegal immigrants. They are American just as much as any white person. They fly their American flags on their front porches, too. It's many of the illegal immigrants that come over and do nothing to contribute to their society. And then there are those who come over and are hard workers, just as most of our ancestors did. It's not about race – it's about education and socio-economic status and how willing you are to become an American and contribute positively to society.
I don't totally disagree with that. It's one of those things that most Americans know, but not everyone will admit.
I thought they sold drugs because of the black market created by outlawing drugs, like prohibition gangsters. Last i checked, they sold the drugs to disproportionately white clients.
In 2050 it will be the United States of Mexico.
Why is it that children of racially mixed couples(with one parent white) are always identified with the minority race? Why can't they be identified as white? Evidently, there is only one kind of white, and that is PURE white.
It's like how if you only one kind of clean sheet, which has no dirt on it. And then you can have other sheets that have lots of different kinds of dirt on them, and they are just called "dirty."
is the sheet white with eye holes and a pointy top?
Thats what the KKK would tell you.
if they incorrectly classify Hispanic as a race, can you imagine the stupidity when it comes to mix people? And you are correct, according to genetics, mixed can be from either race. It would be great if our country would evolve from racist classifications.
They do NOT classify Hispanic as a race. It is an ethnicity and scored in a different category than the racial categories. One can be hispanic and white, hispanic and black, etc.
Because it benefits them.Its like white men having a company put in their wifes name.Then they can bid for jobs like they are a minority company.
You get to choose like Elizabeth Warren.
Not good news for the bigot party aka Teapublicans.
The Dixiecrats are no longer part of the Democratic Party. Where did they go?
Really? The tea party believes that anybody can succeed on the free market if government gets out of the way. You liberals believe that minorities can only compete with "fart higher than your buttocks" white liberals if they are given the largess from your superior status. You're the racist and your too stupid to realize it.
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