Thursday, August 14, 2008

The New Majority

New Census Bureau figures project that by 2042 the majority of the U.S. population will be comprised of minority groups.

The main reason for the accelerating change is significantly higher birthrates among immigrants. Another factor is the influx of foreigners, rising from about 1.3 million annually today to more than 2 million a year by midcentury, according to projections based on current immigration policies.

“No other country has experienced such rapid racial and ethnic change,” said Mark Mather, a demographer with the Population Reference Bureau, a research organization in Washington.
Those sniffling and popping sounds you hear off in distance are Pat Buchanan weeping and Lou Dobb's head exploding.