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Old August 20th, 2008, 01:10 PM   #1
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The majority to be the minority

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Minorities are future’s majority, Census finds
America's population is expected to be much older and more ethnically diverse by midcentury, according to U.S. Census Bureau population projections released today.

Here are some other highlights:

» In 2039 the U.S. population will pass the 400 million milestone, and there will be 439 million residents in 2050.

» White people will no longer make up a majority of Americans by 2042, with the nation projected to be 54 percent minority in 2050.

» The population 85 and older is projected to more than triple by 2050, to 19 million from 5.4 million.



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Minorities, now roughly one-third of the U.S. population, are expected to become the majority in 2042, according to U.S. Census Bureau estimates released today.

"The white population is older and very much centered around the aging baby boomers who are well past their high fertility years," said William Frey, a demographer at the Brookings Institution, a Washington think tank. "The future of America is epitomized by the young people today. They are basically the melting pot we are going to see in the future."

In 2030, when all of the baby boomers will be 65 and older, nearly one in five U.S. residents is expected to be 65 and older. This age group is projected to increase to 88.5 million in 2050, more than double the current 38.7 million senior citizen population.

The Asian population is projected to climb to 40.6 million from 15.5 million with its share of the nation's population expected to rise to 9.2 percent from 5.1 percent.

The number of native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders is expected to more than double, to 2.6 million from 1.1 million. The number of people who identify themselves as being of two or more races is projected to more than triple, to 16.2 million from 5.2 million.

According to Census Bureau estimates released last week, Hawaii, like the rest of the nation, is aging.

The number of people 65 years and older increased 1.9 percent annually from 2000 to 2007, faster than the growth of the total population, which increased 0.8 percent a year during the same period.

But the county population estimates also show that the state, where traditional minorities have been in the majority for decades, is showing a decline in the percentage of native Hawaiians and Asians.

The percentage of people who are native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders declined in Hawaii from 23.4 percent of the population in 2000 to 21 percent last year, according to Census estimates.

Asians alone or in combination also decreased to 54.9 percent of the state's population last year from 58.2 percent in 2000.

Whites alone or in combination increased to 42.5 percent of Hawaii's population, up from 40.3 percent in 2000.

Hawaii has the highest percentage of mixed-race population, although census data released in May shows that population is also declining, from 20.1 percent in 2000 to 18.6 percent last year.

Because of the way ethnicity data is collected, people who say they are white and also minority are counted in both categories, which means the numbers will also not add up to 100 percent.
When white people are no longer the majority, who will people blame all of their problems on?
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Old August 20th, 2008, 01:11 PM   #2
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Whites will always be the most ruthless. Plain and simple. That's why we run shit.
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Old August 20th, 2008, 01:17 PM   #3
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When white people are no longer the majority, who will people blame all of their problems on?

each other, just like now.
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Old August 20th, 2008, 01:32 PM   #4
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Well, right now the majority of the people (whites) blame the minorities.

So, actually, the minority of people right now blame white people...According to that logic, more people will blame white people in the future, as opposed to now, when less people do.


Basically...brewmenn is correct.













Better question...why do we have to sit back and blame everyone for everything?
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Old August 20th, 2008, 01:43 PM   #5
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Better question...why do we have to sit back and blame everyone for everything?
Not enough religion.
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Old August 20th, 2008, 01:49 PM   #6
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When white people are no longer the majority, who will people blame all of their problems on?

Your not allowed to talk like that if your white. I decided to take the word majority back, and bury it, it's offensive because it's a derogatory way to say white person.
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Old August 20th, 2008, 01:50 PM   #7
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Better question...why do we have to sit back and blame everyone for everything?
Right.

And why, if we really believe the founding principle of this nation, that "All men are created equal", should it matter who is in the majority or minority?
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Old August 20th, 2008, 01:52 PM   #8
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Not enough religion.
some will say too much.

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Old August 20th, 2008, 01:54 PM   #9
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some will say to much.
Too many, I will agree with

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Old August 20th, 2008, 02:00 PM   #10
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To many I will agree with


Do you mean "Too" many?

Even though that still makes an improper sentence, it would make more sense if it was "too"...I think...maybe...
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Old August 20th, 2008, 02:01 PM   #11
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some will say to much.
Too much or too many?
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Old August 20th, 2008, 02:05 PM   #12
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Do you mean "Too" many?

Even though that still makes an improper sentence, it would make more sense if it was "too"...I think...maybe...
There you go. Fixed it for you.
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Old August 20th, 2008, 02:08 PM   #13
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There you go. Fixed it for you.
Sorry, I really wasn't trying to be a smartypants; I just didn't know if you'd "be in agreement with many people" or if you thought "Too many people thought there was too much religion".
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Old August 20th, 2008, 02:17 PM   #14
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Sorry, I really wasn't trying to be a smartypants; I just didn't know if you'd "be in agreement with many people" or if you thought "Too many people thought there was too much religion".
I almost think I have an idea what you just said.
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Old August 20th, 2008, 02:19 PM   #15
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I almost think I have an idea what you just said.
Well, the way I see it, I'm ahead of the game.

Especially since the most confusing sentence in the world appears to be "Today is Opposite Day."

http://www.google.com/search?sourcei...n+the+world%22

Nah, in all seriousness though, I'll type slower if you want me to.
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Old August 20th, 2008, 03:07 PM   #16
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Too much or too many?
too much.

Or to state it more clearly...

Some will use religious beliefs as an excuss to blame others when bad things happen. An example of this is whichever preacher blamed homosexuals in New Orleans for provoking Gods wrath and causing him to send hurricane Katrina their way.
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Old August 20th, 2008, 03:09 PM   #17
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Are there any right wing, God fearing, pissed off white men in this politics forum? Dayum! I'm down with the "love thy neighbor" "peace and harmony" "everyone is equal" stuff and all of the other politically correct bullshit.

Can we just get some honest feelings about the article please? Liberals stay the fukc out of it and go play your bongos and sex up your hairy girlfriends.
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Old August 20th, 2008, 03:28 PM   #18
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My feeling on the article is "who cares". It make no difference to me if whites are a majority, or merely a plurality, or a true minority.

and to repete my earlier comment...


If you really believe in the founding principle of this nation, that "All men are created equal", should it matter who is in the majority or minority?
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Old August 20th, 2008, 06:46 PM   #19
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My feeling on the article is "who cares". It make no difference to me if whites are a majority, or merely a plurality, or a true minority.

and to repete my earlier comment...


If you really believe in the founding principle of this nation, that "All men are created equal", should it matter who is in the majority or minority?
Have you ever been denied a job while a lesser qualified "minority" person gets the job based SOLELY on the color of their skin or their sex?
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Have you ever been denied a job while a lesser qualified "minority" person gets the job based SOLELY on the color of their skin or their sex?
Not that I'm aware of. My particular profession requires a somewhat unique talent. If you have it you can get a job, if you don't you can't. While I've never heard of skin color or sex having anything to do with the decision it is about 99% white and probably 90% male.
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