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This message flies against the facts about the nation’s ongoing demographic change and the contribution minorities will make—with or without the wall. We are a country that is in the midst of what I have termed a “Diversity Explosion” that is occurring just in time to counter an aging mostly white population—a boom that will keep the nation invigorated and connected with an increasingly global economy. If we are to continue to thrive, America’s leaders need to embrace the diverse nature of this demographic change rather than use it as a wedge issue.
that is occurring just in time to counter an aging mostly white population—a boom that will keep the nation invigorated and connected with an increasingly global economy.
First, America’s white population is barely growing, and aging rapidly.
Since 2000, the nation’s white population has grown by just about 1 percent and has actually declined slightly since 2015. This decline in the nation’s white population is projected to occur for several decades to come. This decline will be most prominent among the nation’s white youth, which has diminished in size since 2000 due to reduced white fertility among aging white childbearing women. At the same time, the existing white population will age rapidly as more of the large baby boom generation advances into seniorhood. In other words, within the white population alone, the nation is facing a high level of age dependency.
Second, racial minorities—especially “new minorities”—are younger and their population is growing rapidly. Fortunately, this white demographic stagnation is being countered by the growth of the nation’s minority populations, especially “new minorities”—Hispanics, Asians, and persons of two or more races. Since 2000, the latter groups have grown by rates of 67, 82, and 51 percent respectively—together comprising four-fifths of the total U.S. population growth and all of the growth in the country’s youth. Because of the aging of the white population, the combined racial minority populations (also including blacks, American Indians and Alaskan Natives, and other races) comprise bigger portions of the America’s younger age groups—now making up more than half of the population under age 10. Among this young age group, Hispanics comprise 26 percent, blacks comprise 13.8 percent, Asians comprise 5.2 percent, and persons who identify as two or more races comprise 4.7 percent of that population. Millennials, now between ages 22 and 38, are more than two-fifths minority.
“new minorities”—Hispanics, Asians, and persons of two or more races. Since 2000, the latter groups have grown by rates of 67, 82, and 51 percent respectively—together comprising four-fifths of the total U.S. population growth and all of the growth in the country’s youth. Because of the aging of the white population, the combined racial minority populations
originally posted by: Metallicus
No one is trying to prevent diversity, but we should ensure that immigration is legal. We shouldn’t be encouraging the inclusion of individuals whose first act is to break our nation’s laws..
originally posted by: AtlasHawk
a reply to: ketsuko
I don't care what color
Unfortunately i care alot more. Its like replacing Europeans with different demographic lets say Africans. They only care to replace they don't care about the while being of the nation.
Learn the language, learn the culture, assimilate.
That's why the term "melting pot" was used.
Now we do none of those things and that is one of the things that will eventually tear the country apart.
Which the Democrats are well aware of.
And to the OP, if we want to see how that turns out we have to look no further than modern Germany.
Which in a generation or so will probably be renamed Northern Syria.
Trump’s wall will not prevent America’s diversity boom
originally posted by: Quantumgamer1776
The wall was never ment to stop diversity, it’s to stop illegal immigration.
Do people really buy into this obvious spin?