posted on Sep, 3 2011 @ 05:51 PM
The White & Black American Minority Myth (The Future of the United States)
Link: The Myth of The coming White Minority
But there was another problem with all this coverage of how white America is rapidly becoming a minority: The Census Bureau never actually said
So what explains the persistent drumbeat about the impending white minority? A statistical distortion: the exclusion of Hispanic whites.
If only non-Hispanic whites are counted, the white population today amounts to 66 percent of the total, and will fall to around 46 percent by 2050.
But excluding whites of Hispanic origin from the overall white population makes no more sense than excluding whites of Slavic or Scandinavian origin.
"Hispanic" is not a race. It is an ethnic category. As the Census Bureau repeatedly points out, Hispanics can be of any race. In the
2000 census, 48 percent of Hispanics identified themselves as white; Harvard sociologist Orlando Patterson has characterized them as "white in
every social sense of this term." Bottom line: Of the 46.6 million Hispanics in the United States today, at least 22 million are white -- even if
it suits some people's racial or political agenda to pretend otherwise.
One of the lessons of US history is that racial categories are anything but meaningful scientific classifications. For generations, "whites" have
been hearing that they are about to be engulfed by unassimilable foreign races, and for generations those "races" have gone on to become -- white!
Benjamin Franklin worried mightily about the threat posed to white American culture by the influx of German immigrants. "Why should Pennsylvania,
founded by the English, become a Colony of Aliens," he demanded in a pamphlet published in 1751, "who will shortly be so numerous as to Germanize us
instead of our Anglifying them? Those "swarthy" Germans, Franklin was quite sure, "will never adopt our Language or Customs, any more than they can
adopt our Complexion."
And so in time, we may hope, will Hispanics, who give every indication of being just as assimilable as earlier groups. Most third-generation
Hispanic Americans, for example, marry non-Hispanics. The overwhelming majority speak English -- in many cases, only English. With a little
luck, common sense, and goodwill, it will seem as odd in 2050 to focus on "non-Hispanic whites" as it would today to insist that only "non-German
whites" are really white.
Current Data: 2010 Census Data
Sorry for this massive quote, but I think it is a very important article. Even though certain White European descendants are disappearing from
America, people are missing what is actually happening to our society. As Hispanic-Americans steadily integrate with both the white and black
population, our ancestors will have a mix bag of genetics. If people did some research into the demographic projections for 2040/2050, the
African-American population has the same problem as the dwindling old-school white population. African-American population will only grow by 2%.
What is happening?
Whites are marrying blacks.
Blacks are marrying whites.
Regardless about where you come from on the globe, American immigrants are socially and genetically integrating with each other. My ancestors are
Irish, French, British, German, and Scottish. Even though I have a very dominant Irish background, my ancestors mixed their genes with different
populations. Within approximately twenty to thirty years from now, I am willing to bet that my descendants will have genes that consists of: Irish,
French, British, German, Scottish, Hispanic - or Black.
What many 'Americans' are missing is that - Within the genetic makeup of our future descendants, you will never find a pure European, Asian, and
African in our society.
Welcome to America. No one has pure genes.
Live it... Love it...
I am Caucasian and I love you all.
You are me.
edit on 9/3/2011 by Section31 because: (no reason given)