There have always been a high number of minorities in the United States.
But over time , minorities have always been assimilated into the majority. Slovaks, Poles and other eastern Europeans were minorities, same with the Italians, Irish, Catholics, and others.
The difference now is that liberals would like to set “minority status” in stone, with the grievances of each minority a battle cry forever. The problem that they have with it, however, is that individuals really don’t want to be pegged forever into a subservient dependent role in the ghetto and will seek to work themselves into the established American culture.
Tell that to the indians. White people were long a minority in what was to become the US. Assimilation only works if the newcomers accept it and the natives demand it. Neither seems to be the case today.
And none of the non-anglo European groups arrived in the same numbers that hispanics do nowadays. Nor did they feel that several US states really belonged to them while viewing Americans as the enemy. What the US faces today is completely diffrerent from previous waves of immigrants.
“Minority” being a convenient invention of the left to control and bait. What is a “minority?” How about left handers, people with auburn hair, or those with ring fingers longer than their middle fingers? People who like sardines, or anchovies? Stamp collectors, model airplane builders, or Trekies? We can all shoehorn ourselves into some “minority” category using the leftist playbook. Does that mean we get goodies?