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Yippee! Whites Will Be Minority By 2042

From an overjoyed Associated Press:

New US citizens are sworn in during a naturalization ceremony in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in 2007.

White Americans no longer a majority by 2042

By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER, Associated Press Writer Thu Aug 14

WASHINGTON – White people will no longer make up a majority of Americans by 2042, according to new government projections. That’s eight years sooner than previous estimates, made in 2004.

The nation has been growing more diverse for decades, but the process has sped up through immigration and higher birth rates among minority residents, especially Hispanics.

It is also growing older.

“The white population is older and very much centered around the aging baby boomers who are well past their high fertility years,” said William Frey, a demographer at the Brookings Institution, a Washington think tank. “The future of America is epitomized by the young people today. They are basically the melting pot we are going to see in the future.” …

The U.S. has nearly 305 million people today. The population is projected to hit 400 million in 2039 and 439 million in 2050.

That’s like adding all the people from France and Britain, said Steve A. Camarota, director of research at the Center for Immigration Studies, a Washington group that advocates tighter immigration policies.

White non-Hispanics make up about two-thirds of the population, but only 55 percent of those younger than 5.

By 2050, whites will make up 46 percent of the population and blacks will make up 15 percent, a relatively small increase from today. Hispanics, who make up about 15 percent of the population today, will account for 30 percent in 2050, according to the new projections…

Has any other culture in history ever done this to itself? And if so, did their establishment cheer them on?

Still, it will be good to finally be able to collect on all of those minority benefits.

(Just kidding, of course.)

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, August 14th, 2008. Comments are currently closed.

6 Responses to “Yippee! Whites Will Be Minority By 2042”

  1. Steve says:

    Mr. Limbaugh just referenced this archived article.

  2. bronzeprofessor says:

    I think the projections are a logical paradox, though. By the 2040s, many people counted as “hispanic” will consider themselves white or at least as non-minorities, and many of them will have white non-Hispanic parents as well as Hispanic ancestors (the great thing about miscegenation — we all got equally mixed up). So when this milestone is passed, the significance of “white” will have changed, and that’s a good thing, since it never made sense as a category anyway.

    How are Hispanics racially different from Arabs, Italians, Spaniards, or Greeks?

    • jobeth says:

      I’ve never understood what difference being black, Hispanic or white or any other race has on anything.

      Why even have the “race box” on apps and forms? (rhetorical..I know the political reason).

      It shouldn’t even be there. Judge me on my qualifications…end of sentence. Of course that is common sense and there is no “precedent” (As Sotomyor would like to use) for common sense.

    • bronzeprofessor says:

      Amen, jobeth!

  3. Rusty Shackleford says:

    How are Hispanics racially different from Arabs, Italians, Spaniards, or Greeks?

    You’re right. They’re not. The differences are primarily cultural, not anthropological.

    If any ever watched the movie “Gladiator”, this point is very well made, though subtly. Maximus has a Roman name, Roman manners, Roman religion but Spanish heritage and culture.

    Much of what people refer to as “racism” is actually resistance to change based on their own established norm. We have Cinco De Mayo celebrated in many parts of the country as well as St Patrick’s Day, even May Day in some places. And, for the record, being Irish in Chicago in 1900 was ten times worse than being black there.

    Every nation, every civilization throughout history has had its prejudices and “hate crimes”. However, rather than letting some things take their course, this nation has embarked upon a very slippery path to fix the inequities by making more specific and discriminatory laws rather than enforce the already satisfactory laws, all in the name of “doing something special and unique” when none in called for. Uh, except by those who feel particularly persecuted.

    This slippery path has thus led us to where we are now with everyone wanting special recognition for the least little thing: Marvin Johnson, first African American to_____________. Insert special noteworthy event here.

    Trouble is, liberals misinterpret “equal” as meaning “unique” or “special”.

    Morgan Freeman so astutely states, “You wanna stop racism? Stop talkin’ about it”

    The obvious point being that in many respects, whites and blacks are acutely aware of the unfair past in this nation, but…in large numbers, they are also making effort every day, with certain exception (Jackson, Sharpton, etc) to be courteous and treat each other as they would like to be treated.

    However, when the angers that lie just beneath the surface are aroused, then the heated arguments start all over again, to no avail and no advantage to either side…at least in a moral sense.

    Unfortunately, we do have those in the Anglo-based population that are “oh-so-sorry” that they are white and that their ancestors did such horrible things. Thus we get the illogical and inappropriate notion that all Americans must repair that which was done wrong while many others, many blacks included, recognize that the field was, in fact levelled over time and if they just go out there and take advantage of the great land called the United States, that opportunity and ability to succeed are definitely available.

    Unfortunately, many of the white apologists and angry blacks have not had the opportunity to go elsewhere in the world and see the oppression a nation can impose on its citizenry. I think that the younger generation going to the middle east for some time will have an interesting effect over time. I think that the things they have seen will definitely influence them in seeing that the United States has more to offer than they may have even realized.

    A slight correction…about the playing field. In fact, it has been tilted in the favor of minorities. IN jobs, in education and so forth, based pretty much on both the pushing by minority activists and by guilt-ridden white administrators.

    Hopefully, as the years progress, that will be less of an issue. I really do hope so.

  4. catie says:

    A few days after the election on what was the local talk radio show Chris Plante (since fired so they could put in Starbucks Joe & his Clown Car sidekick Mikkie Mouse show) some woman who always called in who was black and named Teresa was saying that whites will never get any special privileges once they’re in the minority as they need to know what it feels like to be a minority. I about crawled through my radio and wanted to wring her neck. Sad thing is though, I have many liberal relatives (remember I just spent 6 hours with these folks a few weeks ago & they yapped about the wonders of the Dear Leader) who feel the same way. When I remind them an Hispanic person I taught with got into Northwestern University School of Law with worse grades and LSAT scores than myself they said “she deserved it because she had been discriminated against”. Nonsense, this woman’s mother had been in the Navy, stationed in Rota and married a Spanish man she met while touring a Bodega.
    It’s crazy.

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