Becoming a White Minority

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Uh-oh, the Tea Party crowd will be furious over this…(LOL)

I wonder if this is the reason far-right politicians across the country are promoting anti-abortion laws?  Probably.

Mario Piperni

Not a good time to be the party of xenophobes and delusional frauds.

For the first time, America’s racial and ethnic minorities now make up about half of the under-5 age group, the government said Thursday. It’s a historic shift that shows how young people are at the forefront of sweeping changes by race and class.

The new census estimates, a snapshot of the U.S. population as of July 2012, comes a year after the Census Bureau reported that whites had fallen to a minority among babies. Fueled by immigration and high rates of birth, particularly among Hispanics, racial and ethnic minorities are now growing more rapidly in numbers than whites.

Based on current rates of growth, whites in the under-5 group are expected to tip to a minority this year or next, Thomas Mesenbourg, the Census Bureau’s acting director, said.

The government also projects that in five years, minorities will make up more than half of children under 18. Not long after, the total U.S. white population will begin an inexorable decline in absolute numbers, due to aging baby boomers.

Will numbers of this sort bring conservatives and Republicans to their senses and finally have them embrace comprehensive immigration reform? No, of course not. Teahadists will only dig their heels in and increase the decibel level of their screeching and opposition to any commonsense reform.

As we’ve come to learn, these sad little people don’t react well to numbers that don’t match up to their preconceived notion of reality.

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  1. Reblogged this on Introduction to the [defective] Criminal Justice System and commented:
    The founders equipped this country with the ability to make rich white men the minority in their own country, despite them having a disproportionate amount of economical and political power the entire time. Democracy equips its citizens with tools to fight the rich, and those tools are the very thing the rich try to strip from the poor. It’s likely the reason (as the article says) the far-right (AKA old white guys) promote anti-abortion laws, and would equip the border with thermal guided missles if allowed.

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  2. Ever since the supreme failure that is known as the second Bush administration, I think a total political realignment of party platforms has been coming. One of the main drivers of the republican party’s realignment will be this issue, so bravo to you for calling it out!

    Sincerely,
    Julien Haller

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