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December 14, 2012
The term “minority,” at least as used to describe racial and ethnic groups in the United States, may need to be retired or rethought soon: by the end of this decade, according to Census Bureau projections released Wednesday, no single racial or ethnic group will constitute a majority of children under 18. And in about three decades, no single group will constitute a majority of the country as a whole.
U.S. Will Have No Ethnic Majority, Census Finds - NYTimes.com (via firthofforth)
The morning in demographics.
9:26 // 11 months ago
August 1, 2012
A new face of the Republican party? With former Texas Solicitor General Ted Cruz pulling off a dramatic win in a runoff for a Senate seat on Tuesday, Cruz becomes just the latest example of the GOP’s increasing diversity. WIth a number of increasingly successful Republicans who aren’t white — including Cruz, Sen. Marco Rubio, Gov. Nikki Haley and Gov. Bobby Jindal, among others — the Republican Party may be slowly starting to break from the past. “In the 2016 or 2020 Republican presidential primary, it’s easy to see a contest that includes Jindal and Rubio in its top tier,” notes Chris Cillizza of the Washington Post. (photo by Pat Sullivan/AP)
9:27 // 1 year ago