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America is on the way to a majority minority future by 2045

By Axios Politics

Data: IPUMS NHGIS, University of Minnesota, U.S. Census Bureau; Chart: Naema Ahmed/Axios By 2045, the U.S. as a whole is projected to become majority minority. And the changes are already underwayRead full story

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  • California became a majority-minority state twenty years ago. Since then, it’s been the most innovative state in the country, the economy is booming, crime is at all-time historical lows, and the state government is running a large budget surplus. If this is America’s future, it should be welcomed by all.

  • Eric Artisan
    Eric ArtisanManaging Director at Artisan Venture

    What will populism mean in a decade when the majority of the under 30 population will be non-white? What does nationalism look like when the majority is minority led? In theory, it should not look any different but it likely will. We are set to see mini “clashes of civilizations” within our own country. Embracing diversity is a great tag line but it’s proving to be divisive with our current set of leaders. Sadly, it may get worse before it gets better.

  • With the world becoming a global village it's time to embrace everyone's differences because that's the strength, be it US or anywhere else. True it's easier said than done but we need policies and systems that help in inclusion so we can set examples like California or Canada

  • Paul O'Brien
    Paul O'BrienCEO at MediaTech Ventures

    Isn't this the same headline we've been reading for decades when the media keeps trying to gets rise out of our varied backgrounds and ethnicities? We can't be a majority nor minority of Americans and people.

  • Michael Wofford
    Michael WoffordRN

    I see this all to frequently. I guess you can only be White. Black, Asian or Hisanic. Almost all Amercans are asked to mark a box. From this, you get articles like this. I think articles like this do more to separate us than unite us. We all came from Africa. We migrated north, south east and west. Go back far enough and practically all of us are a mix of other populations. This whole thing is based on color. Race is a terrible term. It mostly catagize us by our perceived outward appearance. I would

    I see this all to frequently. I guess you can only be White. Black, Asian or Hisanic. Almost all Amercans are asked to mark a box. From this, you get articles like this. I think articles like this do more to separate us than unite us. We all came from Africa. We migrated north, south east and west. Go back far enough and practically all of us are a mix of other populations. This whole thing is based on color. Race is a terrible term. It mostly catagize us by our perceived outward appearance. I would argue that no one is pure anything, and color is a terrible way to define us. If you look for differance you will find them.

    We are All Amercans. That is not a race but a culture. Can't we just be American, and recognize that we are each unique with multiple cultural histories.

  • Weiyee IN
    Weiyee INChief Strategy Officer

    To raise the question whether the United States "embraces its new demographic makeup, or an escalation of fighting, racism and xenophobia" seems to be inciting polarization. The issues are quite complex, and the article does raise some important points, but the tone does detract from the article itself. That there is a dire need for some sort of intelligent policy towards immigration is blatantly clear regardless of which bias a reader subscribes to. The post millennial generation's skin color or

    To raise the question whether the United States "embraces its new demographic makeup, or an escalation of fighting, racism and xenophobia" seems to be inciting polarization. The issues are quite complex, and the article does raise some important points, but the tone does detract from the article itself. That there is a dire need for some sort of intelligent policy towards immigration is blatantly clear regardless of which bias a reader subscribes to. The post millennial generation's skin color or ethnicity is really less of an issue than what they are able to meaningfully contribute to the United States as a country and society. The need to educate the young towards responsibility and innovation beyond campaign political agendas is a real policy issue that needs analysis.

  • John Gray
    John GrayFormer Banker Risk Management

    I guess E Pluribus Unum gets forgotten because nobody learns Latin.

  • In considering the social constructs of race, it is encouraging to imagine a space in time where the skin we’re in isn’t the deciding factor in so much of the privileged or lack thereof that one receives. America (as in the United States) is founded on white supremacy and that has informed and imbedded a racist/xenophobic culture that is still nearly all pervasive today. We have such a ways to go with this storyline before social justice and racial equity are commonplace. The way this article (and

    In considering the social constructs of race, it is encouraging to imagine a space in time where the skin we’re in isn’t the deciding factor in so much of the privileged or lack thereof that one receives. America (as in the United States) is founded on white supremacy and that has informed and imbedded a racist/xenophobic culture that is still nearly all pervasive today. We have such a ways to go with this storyline before social justice and racial equity are commonplace. The way this article (and much of this narrative) is framed continues to be problematic in that it doesn’t address the roots of oppression. Diversity is something to embrace and celebrate. Each of us has gifts and assets to share. Maintaining white, patriarchal, colonial, capitalism driven societies is systematically destroying us all...

  • Shakima Williams-Jones
    Shakima Williams-JonesOwner at Love Movement LLC

    It is about time that a nation whose population began as non-white comes full circle. We as a nation are and have always been a diverse population full of immigrants be they voluntary or involuntary.

    And if you don't know, now you know!

  • The media is doing what it has always done since the printing press was invented, create fear through separatist and racial propaganda in order to keep us divided.

    The US was formed by emigrants as an immigrant country. I foresee three options currently, all paranoid people's can migrate to Canada and build a wall there. Or start a civil war. Or quit labeling each other as African-American, Mexican-American, Asian-American, etc., an embrace the fact that we are all just Americans.

    I choose the third option to create a true unified America.

  • Henry Tobias Jones
    Henry Tobias JonesEditor of Dyson on: at Dyson

    Strange way of saying it. Does this track against the entire world?

  • Identity politics is caveman politics and does not interest me in the slightest.

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