By Annalyn Kurtz @AnnalynKurtz
(CNNMoney) - White, non-Hispanic kids will no longer make up the majority of America's youth in just five to six years, according to Census Bureau projections released Wednesday.
Those projections, which include four different scenarios for population growth, estimate that today's minority ethnic groups will soon account for at least half of the under-18 population, either in 2018 or 2019.
"This is going to start from the bottom of the age distribution and move its way up," said William Frey, demographer and senior fellow for the Brooking Institution. "All of these projections show we're moving to greater diversity in the United States."
Already, more than half of American babies being born belong to racial and ethnic groups traditionally thought of as "minorities" - which means it could soon be time to toss that word out completely.
By the time those kids grow up to become adults - sometime between 2036 and 2042 - everyone in the working-age population (ages 18 to 64) will be a member of a group that comes up short of the 50% line.
Demographers call it a "minority-majority." No one single racial or ethnic group will make up more than half of the population.
So does that mean they'll start offering college scholarships to white kids again since they won't be the majority?
Well then I'll be expecting my white grandchildren and great grandchildren to be getting some kind of affirmative action since they'll now be the minority.
When then will we, the "Non-Majority All-Minority Nation" ELIMINATE racial quotas in Employment, Education, Military, etcetera? As intelligent people we must realize that at some point we will pass the time when we can eliminate something that many see as their birthright...please create the legal level playing field that OUR SOCIETY NEEDS NOW, AND FOREVER! Before it is too late!
Who cares? Why is race still an issue? Are we raising our children to be good people? Are they accepting responsibility for their actions? There are way more important issues than what color they are.
My kids are Puerto Rican but each one of them went to college and pays taxes. They were NOT pregnant in high school and they have good careers and pay taxes. The reality is the America dream is about the people who have dreams and follow them and CREATE. It is up to us as parents to raise good, strong Americans and NOT stereotypes.
no matter what colour you are....if you became a human being . that is enough because our father is the same.his name is adam.so what is the reason. why do you classify people.
Still, very few Latinos as school administrators and teachers across the land...
that means that they have yet to step up to the plate and gotten their certificates. No one is preventing them! The era of school discrimination is over. Its time for them to produce.
White people have been the minority for the past 5-10 years.
Every time I read comments on news outlets I always see the same type of comments. Racist and ethnic superiority banter. They are mostly hateful comment, largely driven by fear. E.g., the fear of the country being taken over by immigrants. Indeed there are social and economic challenges with immigration. However, to deal with that fact, LOGIC and future planning is the only answer. I am work in the field of genetics at a very advanced level. Assuming greater genetic diversity is achieved by the greater "ethnic" diversity, America will only yield a more capable gene pool. In other word, genetically improved population. And also, for the "they are taking over the country" people, remember that America has been taken over by immigrants before and it didn't turn out to 'shabby' ;-)
Maybe if the Native Americans would have eliminated the first "immigrants" off the boat they would still be in control of their country. Hows it feel to be an Indian? Why is it the only immigrants that get attention are the Latinos? How is it you can get job preference by being able to speak Mexican? Isn't that racist in itself? Why aren't the Mexicans demanding change in their own country instead of demanding we change the U.S.? Go fix Mexico so your culture and heritage will survive instead of being watered down and "Americanized" you hypocrites! If I was an immigrant from anywhere besides Mexico I would be outraged that special privileges are granted to Mexicans just because they can sneak in here overnight instead of trying to traverse an ocean!
Why is this an issue? Oh, because the United States is still racist. This article (indirectly) implies that it would be a bad thing for there to be less children of a certain skin type. It's ludicrous that CNN would continue to air such ideological filth.
Thats ashame that the undesireables will be the majority!!!!
This is not exactly new information. Most of us in the south have been living with such demographic realities for decades. In fact most urban areas have been 60+% "minority" for as long as I can remember, so I give this article one big meh.
Black or White does not make a difference anymore,first you have to graduate from high school then you have to pass a drug test to get a job.There are plenty of jobs for either but neither are qualified nor do they care about actually working.I see jobs posted outside of places for months now and no one can even read or pass a drug test .....
Like all things on earth, this is a turning of the tide. No big deal, you American white folks will soon discover that our children and our children's children will treat your kin with much more equanimity and fellowship than you have treated us in the past, because in the rest of the Americas we have seen the folly and the danger of supremacist agendas for more centuries than you, and we know that what comes around goes around...
Two months ago there was an awful accident involving a SUV and 6 people died when it flipped into a pond upside down,within those 6 families there are 40,that is right 40 siblings left .These people all live in section 8 housing and we the people are paying with our tax dollars to support them.Now when there are no more taxpayers,who is going to support them? The baby boomers are not working anymore.Good luck
no more tax payers!?..... HA HA ... yah good luck with THAT one :)
Jorge is always floating around here being racist. Why is OK with the "news" for this to be so?
your problem Jorge is that you want to be white and since you think whites have had it made forever, you choose to attack them at every turn. you think whites don't like anyone of color? last time I checked blacks or Mexicans don't like whites much either. don't blame another race because you are upset with what you turned out to be. blame god because he put you where you ended up.
Does this mean we can finally eliminate Affirmative Action? No more special scholarships for minorities or special job quotas required for minorities or organizations promoting minorities only. .
Treat everyone equally regardless of race.
No, White kids were never majority.
Couldn't agree more.
I dont know, does this mean that whites will all of sudden stop being CEO's of major corporations? Will the wealth they have and maintain from the oppression and free labor of minorities suddenly dwindle? The positions of power they still hold in the US, will they lose it overnight or would they make sure to position everything to their advantage after realizing the facts outlined in this article? Stop acting like AA wasn't and isn't needed. You have a group if people who enslaved another and made it illegal for them to even read... But in your head they should have caught up. It was only a few decades ago that blacks were sprayed with water hoses and had zip lock bags of urine thrown on children who intergrated schools. So the answer is probably no, enjoy the ride to come!
Remember when America was considered the melting pot of the world and now after the Mariel boatlift in the 80s that flooded Florida with Cuban ilegals that started a trend its more like we're now the worlds dumpster!!Go to your large cities NY ,Miami,Los Angeles,Houston and others and you'll see what type of immigrents are flooding in and its not for political reasons or threats from countrys military they just want to live in America the supposid land of opportunity..Now try getting a simple job when its they who basicly never had a job of any substance in their country but will work here for nothing just to be part of the falsehood of the American dream..That idea went down the toilet after Reagan took office and has basicly been stagnant ever since then!!
Lol, I totally agree!
Did it ever occur to you that there might be a reason why businesses, whose prime directive is to stay productive, might prefer to employ an immigrant, preferrably legally, to somebody else who is an "American" (whatever that is")? Perhaps the fact that someone wants to be paid $25 bucks/hour to work as a carpenter just because his name is John Smith instead of Jose Perez and has baby blue eyes?? Perhaps John Smith can hardly write two properly spelled paragraphs in his native tongue, while Jose Perez is bilingual and got tired of running multiple framing crews for a few pesos a day back home...
Why didn't the Jose's fix "back home? What is fundamentally wrong with those cultures that their people have to leave their homes?
Its what is fundamentally wrong with areas in town where the crime rate is sky high, drugs and dealing pervail and no one wants to be caught there even during daylight.
Hell, I'll take a Hispanic over Muslim's any day. They give you a fair days work, family oriented and don't spend all their time hating Americans and praying on their knees umpteen times a day-
That is beyond ignorant. Anyone that stereotypes any race or ethnicity in that way is a disgrace.
Thank you, you must have had a few true hispanics (not americanized barrio babies) on a crew.
".....Already, more than half of American babies being born belong to racial and ethnic groups traditionally thought of as "minorities" – which means it could soon be time to toss that word out completely...."
why toss the word? if white becomes a minority why not call it thus
I think the reason they're saying the words "majority" and "minority" will lose meaning is because it isn't just a matter of number of people that cause equality or inequality in our society. Women make up slightly more than half the population, but still tend to make less money. I live in an area of the country where whites are less than 50% of the population, but are still the majority in positions of authority or power. Numbers alone cannot bring groups to equality, that's going to take all of us working to make the world what we want it to be. (To stave off the inevitable comment, Yes, I include the people impacted in who needs to work on making things better, life choices make a big difference)
A nation of minorities. Interesting politics. Now, we will see if most of the privileged believe that equal opportunity occurs for those who work really hard. I will be listening for those changing tunes so prevalent among the privileged.
Now that they're getting ready to label affirmative action as illegal, it figures. How nice it would have been for my toddlers to grow up and get special privileges because of their race. No more I guess.
These posts prove that diversity is a wonderful thing. Let's see, we have patriots, veterans, atheists, whites, blacks, native americans...all agreeing on nothing while posting their own opinion.
why because caucasians are no longer going to be the majority ?
HM3 your analogy works but you forget the hardware (real or made) you refer to needs direction to get anything done so you only helped make the point. That said it is interesting the minorities (non-white) keep talking about equal rights and equality but what they psuh for is preference and less equality for anyone that isn't like them
Sounds like the American way huh?
Native Americans were here first and some whites came, stole and deceived. Not a part of God but God allowed them to make their own bad choices.
The Supreme Court did not recognize them as human either.
Great story Annalyn. When you lack publishing-worthy news or any journalistic insight, just stir up the pot with some worthless facts or a discussion about race. Easy formula. After all, it has been used to divide Americans for years and always gets a few raised eyebrows. What's your next story going to be about? Holocaust survivors? Immigration reform? How can you stay relevant???
That is exactly what he meant.....black or white we are all from Almighty God, and there's no superiority among us except those that fear GOD..Quran.
What will happen to the oft-used phrase, "Women and minorities?" Will it stay the same, fade away, or exclude whites specifically?
Racism is in all races.
Not the people with a slightly higher percentage of epidermal melanin!!
So does that mean white kids can soon have "white" history month?
Scholarship programs aimed at white low income children?
Tell me, what would white history month look like? Frankly I hear people purpose it a lot but I'm not exactly sure what it would be. Just elaborate on what you think a white history month should look like if there was such a thing
If things were actually equal, and historically accurate, any "(Insert ethnicity here) history month would read like the hollocost memorial. Humanity just all around fails. History is biased, very biased, so it would depend on who is celebrating the history. The first slave owner in the US was BLACK and set the legal precedent for 400 years of oppression, servitude, and torture, no mention of that during black history month. Or how about how Vikings (white people) obliterated other whites with such aggression that they changed the genetic composition of nations. Guess what, if you have caucasian ethnicity, you have a P chance that somewhere in your ancestry, a woman in your lineage was raped by a Viking. Once again, something you won't learn in your local "World History 101" high school class.
White history month would have all he faces of every soldier who fought in the civil war for blacks to be able to have a Black History Month.
White history month is already taught for 12 months...we don't deserve anymore, special treatment...we've had that for countless centuries.
@ Donna. I hate to burst your bubble, but there were black solders on both sides.
Also, The Civil War was never about Slavery. Lincoln wanted to deport former slaves back to Africa and is quoted as saying if he could have save the Union without freeing a single slave he would.
The Civil War was an economic and States Rights war. Race was the way the "winning" side could feel righteous in their victory.
Actually white have been slowly loosing the "majority" for a while now. The "minorities" out number whites. Even in my small town in Kansas is shows how much we have changed in the last 15 years or so just by looking around and seeing who lives here verses who did when I moved here in 1997.
This article uses the census as proof well nationwide test scores show blacks at the bottom latinos barely above them then whites way ahead of them and asians at the very top so big Liz Im sure you think that's racist too funny how numbers could be racist
Different curriculums in the burbs, minorities set for failure! I know this from moving my family from the inner city to the burbs!! Your so brainwashed by your pathetic parents!!
The town I grew up in is 80% black. The schools in the area are atrocious, rife with gang activity, and the students have very little yearning for an education or to even take care of the school property. Why? Because they know they aren't going to ever work and will simply live on government assistance all of their life just like their mama did and their grandmother and their aunties. They go to school for the free food and to socialize. Sorry, but it is a fact. In order to get a decent education and move on to college and then on to a career on which one can support a family, most of the white kids go to private school. The private schools aren't exclusively white, either, and are fairly cheap (cheaper than your average daycare), but you don't see too many black families taking advantage of it, yet they want to complain about how the white man is keeping them down and gripe about white flight. I do remember back in the mid 80's a black family (local doctor) was going to send their kids to one of the private schools in town and caught so much flack from the black community for "acting white" that they ended up not sending them and put them in a school over an hour away.
Stacey, you are ignorant. Using blanket statements to address such a big issue! Take a sociology class or 6 and learn about subcultures, poverty and the dynamics of the US culture! You are foolish and you aren't nearly as smart as you are ignorant!
Actually, they are genius! If blacks and latinos attend schools with limited resources... How can they compete? I went to a school that had 45 kids in several classes and 8 decade old books. We didn't get home work because there wasn't enough books to take home. No after school programs, kids going to school on empty stomachs...take your blinders off! Then, we have to use addressees illegally to give our children the opportunity to go to a school that thrives. If you have a relative who lives in a favorable zone, you use it... But oif course, whites in neighborhoods doing well don't want your kid there. They prosecute parents who just want their kids to go to school where books are plentiful, resources are unlimited and the programs are beneficial!
And here come all the racist trolls... America has always been a diverse nation, and when you start mixing people of different cultures together, discrimination tends to be bred. It wasn't that long ago that people from different European countries immigrated here for a better life. Even then there was discrimination between different whites, between people from Ireland, England, Germany, Italy, and the whites who identified themselves as "native" Americans because their families had been in America for several generations and believed they were "true" Americans. This obviously changed over time.
The world is way more connected than it ever was, and this kind of cultural and "ethnic" mixing is inevitable. There will always be people terrified of this, because they believe the little world they live in is all that there is and they are afraid of change. Personally, I think the more diverse the better society will become. Who cares if whites are in the minority? It doesn't change anything about our lives... except make us more open and understanding people. But god forbid that happens...(sarcasm) .
Stop the crap about "minorities", whites are a small global minority, but have essentially created all of modern civilization. We won't give up while you flood white countries with millions of your kind. America has not always been "diverse". At one point 90% of the population was white and every single person who created the country was white. Of course, this is difficult for you to understand with your undeveloped brain.
Africa for Africans, Asia for Asians, but White Countries for everyone? Anti-Racist is code for Anti-White.
correction, God created this country not whites.
Not quite God helped white people create the foundation of this country but all Americans who believe in the American dream and love this country good and bad make America the best country in the world
Whats this God people speak of??? Science much? Besides there is no real proof of this god besides a out dated book. Hell i suppose unicorns are real too. I read it in a book!
Friend, I don't know from where you come, but America was and will be the land of the free – not the land of the Whites. America was never a White Country – get your perceptions checked. This is a country which never belonged to Whites. It was wrest away from the Indians who lived here using force and violence. Everyone who came in here has contributed in building this country – yes, also including the slaves who used to work in the homes of us Whites (which is a shameful forgetful past).
The first person to die at the Boston massacre during the American revolution was an african american look it up. Africans fought and died for Americas independence.
Probably thought he had a job.
He probably thought he had a job.
America was not a white dominant country, idiot. Do you not remember learning about how Native Americans were here before whites? or you never went to school?
Actually, America was never a "white country". The white folks were unwelcome intruders to the resident populations. You know, the ones they displaced and slaughtered.
There was no "resident" population. They all invaded and slaughtered. Please come out of your racist fantasy.
Since when was America only for whites? Your ancestors where immigrants just like the people your trying to bash. America would be a better place if we kicked out the racist intolerant bigots such as your self.
Yeah, go ahead and get rid of the people who actually made the USA the first world nation that is today. By "racist, intolerant, bigots" you really mean all white people. Had the early immigrants been black, you can guarantee that this country would be in a similar state to Kenya or Zambia.
I never said America was only for whites but without whites your black but would not have the opportunity that you have here instead you would be hiding from zebras and giraffes in Africa so you're welcome
Lol, why the hell would anyone hide from a zebra or a giraffe? They're harmless and cute!
The United States has been a white nation from its founding. The people who created the United States (for themselves and their descendants, not the whole world), and from the moment of its founding it was always a white majority nation. Whites have much to lose and nothing to gain from giving up their status as the dominant majority. There is no reason that we should quietly accept our dispossession and disempowerment.
Good,change is good.
No this will be the dumbing down of national test scores showing the world how weak diversity makes a nation
"Big Shiz" Do you also think nature is racist for making blacks and mestizos have a much lower IQ? If you want more "diversity" (less white people) go move to any African country where you can live in happiness, assuming you survive past a few years.
Sorry, I don't think it is a genetic thing. More of a cultural problem. Like minded people tend to stick together breeding more like minded people. I have seen plenty of stupid ignorant people of every race.
And the average IQ scores of Asian Americans are higher than those of White Americans. Since this is all "nature" per you (because of course it can't be socioeconomics at play), then I suppose you will happily admit that Asians are the superior race in terms of intelligience?
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