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Thu May 17, 2012, 01:06 AM

Whites Account for Under Half of Births in U.S.

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Source: NY Times

After years of speculation, estimates and projections, the Census Bureau has made it official: White births are no longer a majority in the United States.

Non-Hispanic whites accounted for 49.6 percent of all births in the 12-month period that ended last July, according to Census Bureau data made public on Thursday, while minorities — including Hispanics, blacks, Asians and those of mixed race — reached 50.4 percent, representing a majority for the first time in the country’s history.

Such a turn has been long expected, but no one was certain when the moment would arrive — signaling a milestone for a nation whose government was founded by white Europeans and has wrestled mightily with issues of race, from the days of slavery, through a civil war, bitter civil rights battles and, most recently, highly charged debates over efforts to restrict immigration.

While over all, whites will remain a majority for some time, the fact that a younger generation is being born in which minorities are the majority has broad implications for the country’s economy, its political life and its identity. “This is an important tipping point,” said William H. Frey, the senior demographer at the Brookings Institution, describing the shift as a “transformation from a mostly white baby boomer culture to the more globalized multiethnic country that we are becoming.”

Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/17/us/whites-account-for-under-half-of-births-in-us.html?pagewanted=all



Don't try looking up this story on certain other message boards.

(ETA) And you wonder why people like John Derbyshire are more then eager to use pointy hoods instead of dog whistles:

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alp227 May 2012 OP
thelordofhell May 2012 #1
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azurnoir May 2012 #4
napoleon_in_rags May 2012 #5
Xipe Totec May 2012 #6
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MrSlayer May 2012 #9
goclark May 2012 #13
RKP5637 May 2012 #20
joshcryer May 2012 #10
nofurylike May 2012 #11
Poll_Blind May 2012 #12
progressoid May 2012 #15
SpartanDem May 2012 #14
Burma Jones May 2012 #19
RKP5637 May 2012 #21
closeupready May 2012 #16
Enrique May 2012 #17
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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu May 17, 2012, 01:10 AM

1. As a new white minority, I have to say..........

I'm sick of gettin' hassled by THE MAN!!

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu May 17, 2012, 01:18 AM

2. Pop! Pop! POP!

 

That's the sound of freeper heads exploding all over America...........Their darkest nightmare has come to pass.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu May 17, 2012, 01:20 AM

4. oh the teabagger pot will be boilin' over this one

but it was quite inevitable the US is in an era of non-white immigration and has been for quite some time , America has always been a work in progress and this is part of that progress, it will change and evolve what is seen as America and American culture in the future, no matter how hard it may be resisted from some quarters

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu May 17, 2012, 01:23 AM

5. I think race will be an antiquated concept in the US in three generations time.

So many people I know have married across racial lines, we have a president of mixed race. Cultural and ideological divisions will persist, but as the lines continue to blur I don't see how the idea of race and can meaningfully persist.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu May 17, 2012, 01:25 AM

6. What's a White?

I've yet to meet one, even though I'm classified as one, I look at myself and see some pinkish flesh, a little tanned, a few freckles and liver spots here and there....

White?

What the Fuck does that mean anyway?


Especially when you are an Iberian Hispanic, like I am, with 500 years of history in what is now Mexico?



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Thu May 17, 2012, 02:06 AM

8. Try 500

This is the second renaissance.

The one that occurred in Europe 500 years ago, after the plague.

It has taken the native population of the American continent 500 years to absorb, assimilate, and overcome the onslaught of diseases coming from the old world. But now, they are ready....

Now, finally, they have acquired the resistance to the diseases that came from the old world....

Now they are ready to retake, repopulate, and reclaim their ancestral land.

What happened 1000 years ago in Europe, happened 500 years ago in the New World...

Now, finally, they are ready...

Now, finally, we are ready...

To become one race again...

The human Race...

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu May 17, 2012, 02:11 AM

9. I believe this is a big reason for the anti-woman shit going on.

 

The "White Race" will be a minority and they don't want that.

That's why unprotected sex must go on everywhere, that's why there can be no sex education and that's why there must be no abortion.

They figure the Latinos and Blacks will still have significantly higher infant mortality rates and shorter lifespans to balance it out. But more white babies is the main goal, particularly in the heartland and the south.

They're scared to death because they expect everyone to be as horrible as they are.


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Response to MrSlayer (Reply #9)

Thu May 17, 2012, 07:57 AM

13. You have made some very good points IMO



Have you noticed that the Rethugs have not backed down one ounce on giving Rights to Women?

How can they be so mean spirited!

As a Woman and a Minority it makes me upset that in the year 2012 our country can not value all races.



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Response to MrSlayer (Reply #9)

Thu May 17, 2012, 10:00 AM

20. I think you may be onto something. It might even be unconscious to

them, their reasons for their onslaught against women. In this state the gov. wants making babies to be a top priority, seriously. He wants to do everything possible to marry up singles, well, not LGBT, of course. As many have said, his dream is uneducated barefoot women running around pregnant.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu May 17, 2012, 02:22 AM

10. Louis CK - Being White

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu May 17, 2012, 04:23 AM

11. yes!! may there be great unity between People/s of Color!

you will have my vote!

thank you for posting that magnificent news, alp227!

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu May 17, 2012, 04:36 AM

12. ROFL at that impression Cenk did of Derbyshire in Egypt...



Reminded me of some of the digs Robert Graves gets in at Europe/UK in the I, Claudius series.

PB

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Response to Poll_Blind (Reply #12)

Thu May 17, 2012, 08:07 AM

15. What?

Now you'll be telling me that Jesus didn't have blonde hair and blue eyes!11!

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu May 17, 2012, 08:02 AM

14. This is the real driver today's politics

white conservatives can't stand the changes in the country and no longer support the civil society we've built and are trying to undo it. All this talk about small government and founding principles is just code for "I don't want my taxes paying for things that those lazy {insert racial slur} use"

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Response to SpartanDem (Reply #14)

Thu May 17, 2012, 09:17 AM

19. Including White Trash......

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Response to SpartanDem (Reply #14)

Thu May 17, 2012, 10:04 AM

21. Yep, I think that's behind a lot of it, and the black guy in the WH just intensifies

their hatred. God are white conservatives, well, any conservative, horrible.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu May 17, 2012, 08:18 AM

16. Okay.

 

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu May 17, 2012, 08:53 AM

17. "pat Herman Cain on the head and say, good job, raisin in the bun!"

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Response to Enrique (Reply #17)

Thu May 17, 2012, 12:14 PM

22. !

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu May 17, 2012, 09:16 AM

18. Time to get past identity politics and on to Class Warfare

The largest ethnic segment of the American Underclass is....wait for it.....WHITE.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu May 17, 2012, 11:52 PM

23. Similar to Europe.

Europeans in some countries have a negative birth rate, except for immigrants who are procreating at a much faster rate.

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