Here’s news that’s sure to piss off our resident bigot. For the first time in American history the number of minority babies being born has surpassed the number of white babies being born:
“This is an important landmark,” said Roderick Harrison, a former chief of racial statistics at the Census Bureau who is now a sociologist at Howard University. “This generation is growing up much more accustomed to diversity than its elders.”
[…] Minorities made up roughly 2.02 million, or 50.4 percent of U.S. births in the 12-month period ending July 2011. That compares with 37 percent in 1990.
In all, 348 of the nation’s 3,143 counties, or 1 in 9, have minority populations across all age groups that total more than 50 percent. In a sign of future U.S. race and ethnic change, the number of counties reaching the tipping point increases to more than 690, or nearly 1 in 4, when looking only at the under age 5 population.
It’s only a matter of time now until whites are in the minority. You can bet there’s going to be more turmoil as that day approaches as the racists and bigots get all riled up about it. I have a feeling they will not go softly into that dark night.
The day it does happen is well into the future. Previous predictions pegged the year 2040 as the tipping point, but the census data shows that rates of minority immigration are also on the decline which may push that date a bit further into the future. Still, it’s coming and will probably bring a storm along with it.