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White births in US no longer in majority

2012-05-17 13:02

Washington - White births in the United States are no longer in the majority, according to US Census Bureau data made public on Thursday.

Minorities - Hispanics, blacks and Asians and other mixed races - accounted for 50.4% of births over a 12-month period to July 2011, marking a majority for the first time in US history.

The demographic milestone had been expected for years in a country founded by European whites and that early on relied heavily on the work of enslaved Africans, then went through a civil war and civil rights battle over issues of race.

Whites still maintain the largest single share of the total births, at 49.6%, according to the census data, and remain the majority - 63.4% - of the population as a whole, according to the Census Bureau in the latest release of data from its 2010 census

In recent years, the growth of Hispanic populations immigrating from Latin America has hastened a decline in the majority status of white births, the census data suggested.

That trend is expected to continue with Hispanics "squarely within their peak fertility", with a population median age of 27-years-old, the New York Times said, citing Pew Hispanic Center demographer Jeffrey Passel.

In the period between 2000 and 2010, more Hispanic births were recorded in the United States than Hispanics immigrants arriving in the country, Passel said.

The tipping point represents a "transformation from a mostly white baby boomer culture to the more globalized multi-ethnic country that we are becoming," William Frey, a Brookings Institution demographer, told the Times.

Comments
  • James - 2012-05-17 13:14

    The Asians,Japanese and Chinese are usually smart and not involved in crime.

      Michael - 2012-05-17 13:40

      WTF statement is that?

  • Paco - 2012-05-17 13:17

    the rednecks stopped pomping their sisters

  • NinetiethOwl - 2012-05-17 13:19

    Small correction: it's a common misconception that the civil war in the States was about slavery. In the present political climate it is simply financially beneficial to sell this point, but the real motivation for the war was a matter of power consolidation in the north, and centralization of economic power.

      Sterling - 2012-05-17 19:50

      It was about the states rights to own slaves in the southern part of the US. When the federal government tries to change this policy on slavery, the south withdrew from the union. The white southern aristocrats who owned the slaves, then sent the poor white to fight the civil war.

      DSBennie - 2012-05-18 08:23

      @Sterling - that was the tipping point yes but not the reason for the war

  • Enlightened - 2012-05-17 13:42

    James, Japanes, chinese and Koreans have mafias hat will match any italian syndicate

      louis.langenhoven - 2012-05-17 16:50

      if James knew what was good for him he'll already be on the run because he insulted the triads something terribly

      Sterling - 2012-05-17 19:54

      Most of the pure heroin in the world are controlled by the Chinese mob, fake goods and other crime are all controlled by the Chinese mob.

  • Louis - 2012-05-17 13:46

    Bye bye US

      louis.langenhoven - 2012-05-17 14:18

      not long now and the "minority" will have to start handing over all their riches because they stole it somehow from the majority

  • Jerzy - 2012-05-17 14:31

    Not long before Puffy of Geraldo will be President

  • Jimmy - 2012-05-17 21:58

    so how long before america is made up entirely of japa-spanics, afro-chinamericans,ameri-asians, lati-afro-nese, mexi-japanasians and no longer whites, blacks, asians, hispanics? questionaires could get interesting...

  • Preshen - 2012-05-18 09:23

    Whites are become an endanger species

      Fidel - 2012-05-18 14:16

      They are an ENDAGER indeed!

  • ludlowdj - 2012-05-18 14:06

    Abraham Lincoln himself told the Negroes; The President---Perhaps you have long been free, or all your lives. Your race are suffering, in my judgment, the greatest wrong inflicted on any people. But even when you cease to be slaves, you are yet far removed from being placed on an equality with the white race. You are cut off from many of the advantages which the other race enjoy. The aspiration of men is to enjoy equality with the best when free, but on this broad continent, not a single man of your race is made the equal of a single man of ours. Go where you are treated the best, and the ban is still upon you. I do not propose to discuss this, but to present it as a fact with which we have to deal. I cannot alter it if I would. It is a fact, about which we all think and feel alike, I and you. We look to our condition, owing to the existence of the two races on this continent. I need not recount to you the effects upon white men, growing out of the institution of Slavery. I believe in its general evil effects on the white race. See our present condition---the country engaged in war!---our white men cutting one another's throats, none knowing how far it will extend; and then consider what we know to be the truth. But for your race among us there could not be war, although many men engaged on either side do not care for you one way or the other. Nevertheless, I repeat, without the institution of Slavery and the colored race as a basis, the war could not have an existence.

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