The Future is Now-More Minority Babies Than Majority Ones

In an article called “More Minority Babies Will Be Born In 2010 Than White Babies, Demographers Predict,” Hope Yen writes:

Minorities make up nearly half the children born in the U.S., part of a historic trend in which minorities are expected to become the U.S. majority over the next 40 years.

In fact, demographers say this year could be the “tipping point” when the number of babies born to minorities outnumbers that of babies born to whites.

The numbers are growing because immigration to the U.S. has boosted the number of Hispanic women in their prime childbearing years. Minorities made up 48 percent of U.S. children born in 2008, the latest census estimates available, compared to 37 percent in 1990.

“Census projections suggest America may become a minority-majority country by the middle of the century. For America’s children, the future is now,” said Kenneth Johnson, a sociology professor at the University of New Hampshire who researched many of the racial trends in a paper being released Wednesday.

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Rather than fighting this diverse future, we should be at the forefront of our quickly-changing world to love, serve, and create diverse communities.

For more thoughts, check out “The Human Mosaic,” “Enjoying Diversity,” “Loving Foreigners is Hard for Former Foreigners,” “The Minority Majority,” and the posts filed under diversity on my website.

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