Becoming a White Minority

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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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Comments

  1. GoldenSun says:

    “As Mankind becomes more liberal,
    they will be more apt to allow that all those who conduct themselves as
    worthy members of the community are equally entitled to the protections
    of civil government. I hope ever to see America among the foremost
    nations of justice and liberality.”

    — George Washington

  2. Carol says:

    Hence the War on Women….BREED ladies, BREED.

    George certainly was a wise man…too bad that special gift is in such short supply these days.
    One caveat…my ancestors who landed on the shores of America didn’t have to prove their capabilities of becoming good and productive citizens…as the great lady at our shore says:

    Give me your tired, your poor,
    Your huddled masses, yearning to breath free,
    The wretched refuse of your teeming shore,
    Send these, the homeless, tempest tost to me,
    I lift my lamp beside the golden door.

    and yet, some cavalierly presume to place these barriers in our immigration law…I call BS.
    All my ancestors wanted was a chance…

  3. MomCat of 7 says:

    I find it deliciously ironic that the Right-tards will be forced to accept the reality of the prophetic description of this great country: “Melting pot.” Indeed, it IS coming to pass.

  4. BasicFunguist says:

    We’ll all be “light brown” towards the end of this century. Good thing.

    Any you learned folks ‘member dat ole African shout-out? Do you remember when us negroes came up from the projects an’ kicked you’ white boys lily asses? ON YOUR COURT? An’ instead a fussin’ an’ fighting when it got dark, we all got a junkie -white boy, I recall- ta git us all a coupla pints o’ HOMBRE or Thunderchicken an’ you po’ white boys knew you had more in common than not when ah did my mah move: “Ya’ black? GIT BACK!! Ya’ brown? Well, stick around. You white. Y’all aw’right.” Ya’ poor?… (ARE YOU POOR?) We all in it together, Charlie!”

    Usually followed by deep slugs from the brown paper bag all around, and an unsteady pirouette accompanied by a cry attempting to channel James Brown: “SOUL BROTHER #ONE!!!! HAH HA, BLACK AN’ AH’M PROUD!!!!” Rednecked Tommy MacDonald -great ball handler- did not duplicate James!! No

    Sonuvabitch, gimme that bag, motherfucking white boy…we kikcked you’ ass at roundball. Now. Now, it’s your turn t’come on down to OUR courts in the projects!!!

    Yeah. Right.

    GoldenSun,san-aside, “Fadah, can ya, spare some change fer an ole altar boy?” “Deme, Why you do ‘dis to me? Deme!”