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Minority Births Are New Majority
WSJ ^ | 5-17-12 | Conor Dougherty

Posted on 05/17/2012 5:53:01 AM PDT by Dysart

For the first time in U.S. history, whites of European ancestry account for less than half of newborn children, marking a demographic tipping point that is already changing the nation's politics, economy and workforce.

Among the roughly four million children born in the U.S. between July 2010 and July 2011, 50.4% belonged to a racial or ethnic group that in previous generations would have classified them as minorities, up from 48.6% in the same period two years earlier, the Census Bureau said Thursday. That was the first 12-month stretch in which non-Hispanic white children accounted for less than half the country's births.

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1 posted on 05/17/2012 5:53:12 AM PDT by Dysart
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To: Dysart

the legend is all the same red.............what’s up with that


2 posted on 05/17/2012 5:57:16 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: yldstrk

Anyone who really believes the government telling us that there are only 12 million illegals in this country needs to be riding in the short yellow bus.


3 posted on 05/17/2012 5:59:39 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Dysart

More whites are required to work so that those on welfare can continue to procreate and pop out kids. White men such as myself are in the dubious position of having to work, pay taxes, pay my mortgage and bills, and then find time to have children. The “minorities” seem content procreating with little regard for the welfare of the child, so realistically, this report isn’t saying anything more than minorities are procreating at a faster rate than whites.

Minorities also tend to be incarcerated more and involved in more murders than whites, so the scales likely balance out over the span of decades.


4 posted on 05/17/2012 6:00:11 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: yldstrk
Is ANY politician working on changing the 14th Amendment? Anybody know? Seems like an obvious way to address this issue. I'm so sick of our politicians...they are letting our country go down the drain....most of the Republicans are no better than the Dems. Disheartening.
5 posted on 05/17/2012 6:01:06 AM PDT by Pigsley
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To: yldstrk

I wondered also. Perhaps the legend didn’t want to appear raciss...


6 posted on 05/17/2012 6:01:43 AM PDT by Dysart (2012: Year of the queer)
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To: rarestia
this report isn’t saying anything more than minorities are procreating at a faster rate than whites.

Clearly. Part of it is accounted for simply by the fact that whites *are* reproducing at a slower rt than other groups, and slower than in the past. IMO a five per cent share decline in white births within six yrs is dramatic. We're heading into JC Penney stock territory. I'll leave it to the sociologists to account for the drop-off, but it the answer is surely complex and to some extent predictable, I know that much.

7 posted on 05/17/2012 6:11:43 AM PDT by Dysart (2012: Year of the queer)
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To: Dysart

In 50 years (or maybe less) the US will have become a Third World nation...all thanks to the immigration policies of the Rat Party,led by the likes of Ted Kennedy.


8 posted on 05/17/2012 6:12:21 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Julia: another casualty of the "War on Poverty")
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To: Dysart

I’d like to see what percentage of GDP is created by white America? Hope these new ‘Americans’ aren’t too good to make refrigerators and drill for oil.

Gubmin’ jobs don’t count.


9 posted on 05/17/2012 6:13:07 AM PDT by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: Dysart
50.4% belonged to a racial or ethnic group that in previous generations would have classified them as minorities

I wonder how many 1/32 American Indian's that percentage includes.... ;)

10 posted on 05/17/2012 6:18:34 AM PDT by apillar
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To: Gay State Conservative

End Game.
Last one out turn off the lights.


11 posted on 05/17/2012 6:19:44 AM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: Dysart

Lamestream media love to do this kind of alarmism, but it’s very misleading. To paraphrase Carville, “It’s the culture, stupid.”

Large proportion of Asians and Hispanics are assimilated to the mainstream American culture. Thus, they are not “minorities” in any meaningful way.

You could have done the same graphics years ago, including Italians and Greeks as “minorities,” and gotten the same kind of result.


12 posted on 05/17/2012 6:22:30 AM PDT by B Knotts (Just another Tenther)
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To: Dysart
AFAIK, Hispanics are not a homogeneous group. The author fails to distinguish between "overachieving" minorities and "underachieving" minorities. Unless the point is that soon "We will all be members of a minority group!" (Even Elizabeth Warren!)


13 posted on 05/17/2012 6:22:46 AM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: apillar

You say that jokingly, but you are exactly right. Probably, the proportion is significant, and therefore, the data are meaningless.


14 posted on 05/17/2012 6:25:00 AM PDT by B Knotts (Just another Tenther)
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To: Dysart
Articles like these make no mention of the reasons for the siesmic shifts in demographics. They act as thought its just a matter of the healthy & robust growth of one portion over the other on a level playing field.

The State has bought the new majority with the old majority's money.

Reform the social spending policies that reward poor, illiterate and largely illegal and watch the demographics quickly re-adjust.

15 posted on 05/17/2012 6:25:41 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: apillar
"I wonder how many 1/32 American Indian's that percentage includes.... ;)"

UGH to much.... :>)

16 posted on 05/17/2012 6:25:51 AM PDT by Johnny_cash
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To: Dysart

I blame the feminist movement, personally. More women working into their 30s and pushing their biological clocks further and further. When they do have babies, they have one, maybe two. Three-plus-child households are rare among whites.

Then there’s the media pushing this fake image of beauty, women become self-conscious and don’t want to have babies in fear of going all “fun house mirror.”

Meanwhile, those who do have babies young find out how difficult it is to raise a child with a lower income and don’t want to have another until they are “established.”

It’s become impossible to raise a child in a single-income household and still hold on to this ideal that life is all sunshine and butterflies. Reality is a cruel mistress, but minorities don’t care about that; many are content with sucking on the public teat.


17 posted on 05/17/2012 6:26:08 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Dysart

“For the first time in U.S. history, whites of European ancestry...”

This is a completely bogus report!

What are Hispanics, but an artificially concocted ‘minority’ ethnic group that consist in large part of white Europeans of Spanish and sometimes Portuguese ancestry. If these “white Hispanics”, e.g. the Cameron Diazs or Ken Salazars, are included, then what happens to the numbers?

Additionally, at what point do mixed-race individuals become “white”? My infant son is 3/4 white, 1/4 Korean. Was he a white birth or a minority birth?


18 posted on 05/17/2012 6:27:26 AM PDT by mkboyce
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To: Dysart

What happens to minority births when the middle class is unable to pay for any further welfare subsidies, and minority moms are informed that any kids they produce will have to be fed with what the moms earn themselves.


19 posted on 05/17/2012 6:28:02 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (If I can’t be persuasive, I at least hope to be fun.)
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To: Gay State Conservative
all thanks to the immigration policies of the Rat Party,led by the likes of Ted Kennedy.

Don't be fooled. Plenty of Republicans/GOP wanted that cheap labor..and still do.

20 posted on 05/17/2012 6:33:41 AM PDT by trailhkr1 (All you need to know about Zimmerman, innocent = riots, manslaughter = riots, guilty = riots)
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