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(77,398 posts)
Sat Jan 9, 2021, 03:54 PM Jan 2021

In the end, their fear is not of socialism or whatever BS they spouted in DC on Wednesday, but this:

The nation is diversifying even faster than predicted, according to new census data

The U.S. Census Bureau has just released its last batch of race-ethnic population estimates in advance of the 2020 census, with data indicating that the national headcount will reveal a more diverse nation than was previously expected. The new estimates show that nearly four of 10 Americans identify with a race or ethnic group other than white, and suggest that the 2010 to 2020 decade will be the first in the nation’s history in which the white population declined in numbers.

Over the decade’s first nine years, racial and ethnic minorities accounted for all of the nation’s population growth, and were responsible for population gains in many states, metropolitan areas, and counties that would have otherwise registered losses due to declines in their white populations. And while the U.S. and more than half of its states have shown absolute declines in populations under age 25, such declines were largely due to white losses among the youth population. These declines would have been even greater were it not for youthful gains among racial and ethnic minorities, especially the Latino or Hispanic population.


The declining white population share is pervasive across the nation. Since 2010, the white population share declined in all 50 states (though not Washington, D.C.) (download table A), and in 358 of the nation’s 364 metropolitan areas and 3,012 of its 3,141 counties. Moreover, as of 2019, 27 of the 100 largest metropolitan areas have minority-white populations, including the major metropolises of New York, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., and Miami—as well as Dallas, Atlanta, and Orlando, Fla., which reached this status by 2010 (download Table B).

Most noteworthy is the increased diversity in the younger portion of the population. In 2019, for the first time, more than half of the nation’s population under age 16 identified as a racial or ethnic minority. Among this group, Latino or Hispanic and Black residents together comprise nearly 40% of the population. Given the greater projected growth of all nonwhite racial minority groups compared to whites—along with their younger age structure—the racial diversity of the nation that was already forecasted to flow upward from the younger to older age groups looks to be accelerating. ...........(more)


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(22,860 posts)
2. trump is Racist-In-Chief
Sat Jan 9, 2021, 04:10 PM
Jan 2021

All voter fraud claims come back to him and his minions not wanting black and brown people to vote. Same for immigration/detainee policy. He was all for Norwegian immigrants, remember.


(14,061 posts)
3. I remember Limbaugh telling his audience it would be "payback for white boy" if Obama
Sat Jan 9, 2021, 04:14 PM
Jan 2021

was elected. I don't remember right-wingers making such a huge issue of mass voter fraud then, but I think that's one reason why they accept voter fraud allegations so easily. They never believed a black man could really have won in this country.


(319 posts)
5. I'm not sure the two are completely distinct
Sat Jan 9, 2021, 04:17 PM
Jan 2021

The appeal of capitalism to most fascists is not its efficient allocation of resources but its tendency to result in huge wealth disparity.


(35,564 posts)
7. Ironically, White people voted for politicians whose policies made it harder to form stable families
Sat Jan 9, 2021, 04:20 PM
Jan 2021

Cuts to public education, weakening collective bargaining, non-liveable minimum wages, no national healthcare, tax cuts for the rich, spending cuts for everyone else, and the list goes on.

The end results of their policies is that more White people delayed having children due to costs.


(89,585 posts)
8. And that's why demands to open everything up started after it was reported
Sat Jan 9, 2021, 04:21 PM
Jan 2021

that minorities were being hurt by covid more.


(89,585 posts)
10. It's Georgia being represented by a black and Jewish person
Sat Jan 9, 2021, 07:01 PM
Jan 2021

And if not for voter suppression a black woman would be leading the state.


(89,585 posts)
11. Many have sympathy for Former Soviet Union
Sat Jan 9, 2021, 07:03 PM
Jan 2021

And the comments I most see are about how white those places are unlike if you go to London and Paris and every major US city

It's all about whiteness.

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