The idea that in the future where there won’t be a single racial or ethnic group who holds the majority is not alien to most of us.
In their report, The New York Times printed what the Census Bureau’s latest data showed America in 2043. The Bureau said that the plurality of America would come a year sooner than previously expected, in 2043 instead of 2042. Whites will no longer be a majority, the Census Bureau say that the share of non-Hispanic whites in the entire population will drop under 50% and America will then be called a “plurality nation.”
In this regard, an additional 12 months is given for us to coin a word to replace “minorities” at the time that it will no longer be applicable. Unless you are satisfied or agreeable to the term one expert likes to use – “American.”
Based on the new report released on Wednesday by the Census Bureau, at the end of the decade, “no single racial or ethnic group will constitute a majority of children under 18.” Approximately in 30 years, no single ethnic group holds the majority position regarding numbers.
The nation is becoming a “plurality nation”, says the Census Bureau about the growing diversity.
“The next half century marks key points in continuing trends — the U.S. will become a plurality nation, where the non-Hispanic white population remains the largest single group, but no group is in the majority,” the bureau’s acting director, Thomas L. Mesenbourg, said in a statement.
The new projections reveal that the population after the recession will increase at a more sluggish rate than previously reported. A huge chunk of the population will be comprised of the elderly who is highly racially diverse. All of these trends will certainly shape America’s politics, economics, and culture for the next coming decades.