Skip to comments.US whites now losing majority in under-5 age group
Posted on 06/13/2013 7:41:03 AM PDT by James C. Bennett
WASHINGTON: For the first time, America's racial and ethnic minorities make up about half of the under-5 age group, the US government said on 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 US population as of July 2012, come 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, said Thomas Mesenbourg, the Census Bureau's acting director.
The government also projects that in five years, minorities will make up more than half of children under 18. Not long after that, the total US white population will begin a decline in absolute numbers, due to aging baby boomers.
The nation's demographic changes are already stirring discussion as to whether some civil rights-era programs, such as affirmative action in college admissions, should be retooled to focus more on income rather than race and ethnicity. The Supreme Court will rule on the issue this month.
The gap between rich and poor in the US has now stretched to its widest since 1970, making opportunities to reach the middle class increasingly difficult.
Longer-term changes in family structure, such as a decline in marriage, have led to a rise in single-mother households across all racial groups, with the fastest growth now occurring among whites. More than 40 percent of newborns are now born out of wedlock, in families more likely to be low income.
The latest census numbers show:
* The population younger than 5 stood at 49.9 percent minority in 2012.
* For the first time in more than a century, the number of deaths now exceeds births among white Americans. This "natural decrease'' occurred several years before the government's original projection. For now, the white population is still increasing slightly, due to immigration from Europe.
* As a whole, the nonwhite population increased by 1.9 percent to 116 million, or 37 percent of the US The fastest percentage growth is among multiracial Americans, followed by Asians and Hispanics. Non-Hispanic whites make up 63 percent of the US; Hispanics, 17 percent; blacks, 12.3 percent; Asians, 5 percent; and multiracial Americans, 2.4 percent.
* Among the under-5 age group, 22 percent live in poverty. Black toddlers were most likely to be poor, at 41 percent, followed by Hispanics at 32 percent and whites at 13 percent. Asian toddlers had a poverty rate of 11 percent.
"More so than ever, we need to recognize the importance of young minorities for the growth and vitality of our labor force and economy," said William H Frey, a demographer at the Brookings Institution who analyzed the census data.
The gaps in achievement tend to emerge early in childhood, and disparities are especially evident in SAT admission scores. College Board data show that average scores spread as wide as 130-140 points in each of the reading, math and writing sections for a student with family income of less than $20,000, compared with a student with family income exceeding $200,000.
About 40 percent of whites age 25-29 graduate from college, compared with 15 percent for Latinos and 23 percent for blacks.
The consequences of guilt-free fornication - the one thing that has ruined marriage more than anything else.
And liberals cheer...
For some reason that I am pretty sure of, liberals really HATE white culture, and eliminating its influence is a utopian goal of theirs.
So, the challenge to them would be - provide an example of a non-white society that you’d prefer over America as a desirable place to live.
How many unmarried young men do you know? That is the key to these demographic trends.
From what I’ve seen in some of the white trash neighborhoods around here, I suspect we’re gonna start catching-up real fast.
Guess what they say when asked?
“Why buy the cow when the milk is cheap, and free?”
And the women?
“Why buy the whole pig when all you want is the sausage?”
they would hate my county then.
over 90% white
republicans out number non party and Dems combined
less than half % of queers and muslims
99.5% speak English.
and we are not a small county either
The real question is whether Latinos can run the US better than the countries they came from (Mexico, etc.).
When asked if I am MINORITY I will answer “Yes! Now give me my free stuff!.”
And the corresponding crime index is... what... 2?
(index of 100 based on a national average)
The ritualisation of premarital sex, making it a rite of passage for most Americans (and others) at a very young age has damaged marriage more than anything else, even homosexuality.
Societies that value intact families will undoubtedly dominate, over time. If there is one common social trait among successful societies world-over, it is the institution of marriage. It’s not for no reason that civilisation flourishes on the bedrock of a stable home.
Sadly, I know a number of such young men among friends of the family. They simply don’t see marriage as a major life goal. Some of them have been in long term relationships, but have not married. I don’t know all details; it could be that the girls involved didn’t want marriage.
Face it, cultural norms, if that’s the right word, have changed. Many young people don’t see value in marriage, or see it as a life goal. Yet these same young people, especially guys, are happy to live with a girl or have a series of girlfriends in which they are getting all the benefits of marriage without any of the responsibilities.
It pains me to see many quality young people who don’t want children or marriage or family. The future of our entire civilization depends upon marriage and family. Our culture as we know it will not survive as the “baby mama” culture of the ghetto spreads to the rest of society.
Shhh! If they find out about your wonderful county, they’ll decide it needs diversity. Then you’ll get some terrific Section 8 housing along with exciting, vibrant new residents, gang members, refugees, etc.
So when “Whites” are 5% of the population, will they still be blamed for all the problems of the world and will the government still be discriminating against them for slavery, jim crow, and the cop in the OJ trial saying the “N word?”
What you said, and the anchor baby policy.
I wonder how they count children with only one white parent.
“Sadly, I know a number of such young men among friends of the family. “
My son is 30 and unmarried. He has had his wild times, and is employed in a stable job, and has his own home. He’d like to find a good woman and get married. Why hasn’t he?
Modern women, in general, are shrews. Our culture teaches them that they are superior, they are princesses, and they should never, ever have to compromise. Who in their right mind would voluntarily marry such a person? It would be far quicker to find a woman you don’t like and give her half of your stuff.
Hispanic is now a race? I know plenty of white looking people with Spanish last names.
"Since the 1965 Immigration Act went into effect, more than 30 million immigrants, most from non-European, Third World countries have poured into the United States. Today, most of the U.S. population growth is due to these immigrants, and their offspring. These results contradict promises made to American citizens by the Act's Congressional Sponsors, as revealed in their own words"
"Out of deference to the critics, I want to comment on what the bill will not do. First, our cities will not be flooded with a million immigrants annually. Under the proposed bill, the present level of immigration remains substantially the same
Secondly, the ethnic mix of this country will not be upset Contrary to the charges in some quarters, S.500 will not inundate America with immigrants from any one country or area, or the most populated and economically deprived nations of Africa and Asia. In the final analysis, the ethnic pattern of immigration under the proposed measure is not expected to change as sharply as the critics seem to think.
Thirdly, the bill will not permit the entry of subversive persons, criminals, illiterates, or those with contagious disease or serious mental illness.
As I noted a moment ago, no immigrant visa will be issued to a person who is likely to become a public charge the charges I have mentioned are highly emotional, irrational, and with little foundation in fact. They are out of line with the obligations of responsible citizenship. They breed hate of our heritage."
The days of AA are numbered. Only guilt ridden whites willfully give up their rights and advantages. Once whites are a minority we will be lucky if we aren’t put in relocation camps in the desert by our new people of color masters.
This might get me in trouble but I think with all the interracial dating and sex that goes on today, any children that come from it are classified as minorities. Black + White = Black. Asian + White = Asian. Hispanic + White = Hispanic (except George Zimmerman).
With that type of formula, now wonder whites are becoming the minority. I think all the multicultural rot forcefed in the schools is part of the liberal objective to outlaw racism by slowly breeding out the white race.
I have no problem with other races as individuals but since government gives overwhelming preference in society to non-whites in hiring, education, housing, etc. why would any child of mixed races NOT proclaim themselves a minority instead of white?
So what group of wimmin will make the most use of the free employer provided birth control??
White people have NEVER been a majority in this world and NEVER will be.
Previous generations of immigrants changed the ethnic make up of America. Previous generations were concerned about the large numbers of Catholic immigrants, and immigrants from southern and eastern Europe.
But, those groups assimilated.
Today, we don’t see the same assimilation as occured in previous generations.
Indeed, talk of mixed race relationships and babies being born leads one to believe that those of mixed backgrounds could well be the plurality of Americans a generation or two in the future.
A multi-ethnic America can survive and prosper. A multi-cultural America will fundamentally change this country. There is a difference. A multi-ethnic society of people living by traditional values would be beneficial. A multi-cultural society, of various competing unassimilated ethnic groups, overlayed with such lifestyles as the baby mama culture, will fundamentally transform America for the worse. It remains to be seen what will happen.
yes it’s one of the lowest in the state of FL , now contrast that to Jacksonville in Duval county which has a high crime rate, low schools , corruption , high debt etc.
we have the best schools in the state every year, we are not in debt, infact we still have money in the bank to build and expand of which the county is doing.
White “men” are too busy raising their cats and playing fantasy football and video games these days.
I’m sure the feds go over the census and see our white county with no crime hardly and best school grades and not in debt as a target to bring in illegals and non Speakers and muslims.
Hell I have only seen a handful of muslims in over 10 years here and they were tourists
it’s like African Americans are black, they are not I know a few Africans right form Africa not hundreds of years ago who are white and have become American.
I;ts the PC crap of which I refuse to call blacks African American
got that right
My favorite African-American actress.
WOW beautiful, tell a black person in America or a left wing dope that whites or she is African and they get all confused and start blabbing er er er er UH er huh er er .
Because while he was out wilding, what few good women there are get snapped up by men who saw marriage as a life goal and did not think a period of wilding was a prerequisite to that goal.
Now he has to hunt for a good woman who some how survived her 20’s without a series of failed relationships that left her with a bad attitude and a kid or two.
This is the other side of the coin on the issue of delaying marriage for an extended adolescence. It damages people, especially women and then the men can’t find a suitable marriage partner when they want to settle down.
Your son limited his own choices.
If he is serious about marriage it’s matchmaker and blind date time. The wives of friends and co-workers might also be a good source, or perhaps a mail order bride from the Philippines or S. Korea.
As future presidents?
“And the women?
Why buy the whole pig when all you want is the sausage?
They get the sausage, and the government provides the rest. So both parties come out ahead, the men get the action for free, and the women get their 9 month reward, and the taxpayers pick up the bill for both of them.
A company I worked for changed hiring preference from “minority” to “historically underutilized in manufacturing”, or words to that effect. White males were the minority in that company.
“But, those groups assimilated.”
Whats to assimilate? You don’t have to leave your culture now. You don’t have to cut the strings to your home country. Speak Spanish, fine we will change our language requirements to match your needs. Watch English-ed based TV, no fear, we will give you Univision, Telemondo etc. Spanish newspapers and radio stations.
They haven’t left their old culture to develop a new culture in America, they just changed their location.
Before they eliminate “White culture” can they please...Please...PLEASE present the superior alternative that they prefer...
That was my challenge - where would you libs rather live?
(and why don’t you go there?)
That’s what I was thinking. A vast majority of Hispanics are Caucasian.
Ask La Raza
And feel free to walk around Los Angeles and try to explain to all the Mexicans how they really are white. Let us know how that goes.
Our country is being destroyed and there's always some idgits who want to argue semantics.
La Raza refers specifically to Mexicans, ie. the mixture of Spanish and Indians. Hispanic and Mexican are not synonamous. Both my daughter in laws are “Hispanic” and neither are Mexican.
People were speaking Spanish in America long before they were speaking English.
La Raza is shorthand for La Raza Hispanica and refers to European Catholics from Spain. Mestizo are European/Amerind mix. Hispanic merely means a person whose native language is Spanish. Mexican is a nationality.
Part of this is that you can be a minority descended from a white, but not a white descended from a minority. My parents have 5 children-— all white. But of the grandchildren, half are Hispanic. Of the great-grandchildren, some ‘claim to be’ black, though they are more white than black. This happens a lot to white parents. Do black parents have white descendants?