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Hispanic Kids 48% of U.S. Population Growth: Report


America’s going non-white! It’s been long reported that the U.S. is projected to be minority-majority by 2042. Now researchers from Cornell and the University of New Hampshire say, “for America’s children and youth, that future is here already”: In the Census year that ended in July of 2008, 48 percent of the children born in the U.S.A. were from minority-group parents.

The growth is mainly among Hispanic parents. Between 2000 and 2008, says the report by Professors Kenneth Johnson and Daniel Lichter, Hispanics “accounted for more than one-half of all US population growth.”

Also, while the nation’s African-American population is still “concentrated disproportionately in the largest and oldest US central cities,” Hispanics are spreading to the hinterlands; the report says the Hispanic population “is dispersing rapidly — though selectively — from traditional gateway cities in the Southwest,” not only to surrounding suburbs, but also “rapidly in many rural parts of Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, North Carolina, and Georgia.”

Professors Johnson and Lichter suggest the growth is due to an influx of fertile Hispanic women. They’re having an average of 2.99 babies apiece, while white women are having 1.87.

Please show this report to an old bigot near you. Then play ’em some Black Flag!



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