Los USA, welcome to United States of Latinos! America's fate determined

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  1. kickok1975

    kickok1975 Stars and Ambassadors Stars and Ambassadors

    Aug 9, 2009
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    Wall Street Journal, March 25th:

    In a demographic shift touching every corner of the U.S., the Hispanic population grew faster than expected and accounted for more than half of the nation's growth over the past decade, with the group's increase driven by births and immigration.

    The Census Bureau—in its first nationwide demographic tally from the 2010 headcount—said Thursday the U.S. Hispanic population surged 43%, rising to 50.5 million in 2010 from 35.3 million in 2000. Latinos now constitute 16% of the nation's total population of 308.7 million.

    The Census Bureau has estimated that the non-Hispanic white population would drop to 50.8% of the total population by 2040—then drop to 46.3% by 2050. This demographic transformation—Latinos now account for about one in four people under age 18—holds the potential to shift the political dynamics across the country.

    "The Hispanic population is under-represented in the electorate and politically because of demographic factors," including the high share under age 18 and the high number of immigrants, said Jeffrey Passel, a demographer at the Pew Hispanic Center. "Their presence in the electorate will increase over time."

    Nearly 92% of the nation's population growth over the past decade—25.1 million people—came from minorities of all types, including those who identified themselves as mixed race. Nine million people, or 3%, reported more than one race.

    In addition to the 16.3% of people who identified as Hispanic or Latino of any race, 63.7% identified as white; 12.2% identified as black; 4.7% as Asian; and 0.7% as American Indians or Alaska Natives. Other races made up the rest.

    States in the South and West posted the sharpest growth rates during the decade, with the population of the West surpassing the Midwest for the first time. More than half the U.S. lived in the 10 most populous states, with about a quarter in the three largest states: California, Texas and New York.

    The Census Bureau said the population continued shifting toward the South and West, which together accounted for 84% of the decade's population growth. The nation's center of population—the balancing point if all 308 million people weighed the same—moved about 25 miles south to just outside Plato, Mo. In 1790, the year of the first Census, the population center was near Chestertown, Md.

    The Census data also showed blacks moving out of big cities in the North and into suburbs and the South, marking more black-white integration.
    Two cities, New York and Washington, saw their black populations decline. The District of Columbia notched its first decennial population increase since the 1940s, rising to 601,700 despite an 11% drop in blacks. But the non-Hispanic black population in the nation's capital was just 50% in 2010, as the non-Hispanic white population jumped almost a third to 209,000.

    New York City's population inched up 2.1%, bringing the 2010 total to 8.2 million. The city's non-Hispanic black population declined for the first time since 1860, according to William Frey, a demographer at the Brookings Institution. While not substantial, the 5.1 % decline is in line with other urban centers that posted declines, Mr. Frey said. New York City's growth was fueled by increases in its Asian and Hispanic populations. The city's white population fell slightly, by 2.8%.

    "We've moved to an African-American population that, at least for a lot of young people, is becoming much more mainstream than 20 years ago in terms of where they want to live and how they see themselves in American life," Mr. Frey said. "It's affecting the way suburbs are growing. It's changing the way the South is growing."

    The increasing racial diversity among U.S. children underscored a shift that is likely to make whites a minority in the early 2040s. Of the entire Hispanic population, children make up about one-third, compared with one-fifth among whites.

    The total number of people under age 18 rose by nearly two million over the decade. But the number of white children fell, while the number of Hispanic children rose sharply. During the decade, Texas alone added 979,000 individuals under age 18, of which 931,000 were Hispanic.
    "That can tell you as much as anything how important Hispanics are for the future of children in the United States," Mr. Frey said. Of the states gaining people, "they owe it to Hispanics."

    Latinos moved increasingly into such states as Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky and Maryland. North Carolina and other states that previously had smaller Hispanic populations saw similar growth—a trend demographers say is likely to continue in the next decade. "The migration streams that have been established tend to be somewhat self-reinforcing," Mr. Passel said. "Once a migration stream gets established to a new place, more migrants tend to go there."

    Nevada grew by more than 35%, making it the only state to expand by 25% or more for the last three decades. It was followed by Arizona, Utah, Idaho and Texas.

    Michigan was the only state to see its population shrink, losing 0.6% of its people over the decade. The slowest growth rates were posted by Louisiana, Ohio and Rhode Island, which all expanded by less than 2%.
    Of the 10 most populous cities, only Chicago—No. 3 after New York and Los Angeles—declined in the decade. Detroit fell from the top 10 and was replaced by San Jose, Calif.
  3. Nonynon

    Nonynon Regular Member

    Mar 13, 2011
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    This is the Wests largest problem. USA is turning Latin and Europe is turning Muslim. In both cases the problem comes from an extreme low birth rate and an extremely high birth rate by the foreigners combined with massive daily immigration. Western people would rather have 2 dogs, a cat and a fish then maybe a baby... People with more then two kids start to seem a little crazy over there.
    Luckily for us in Israel thee birth rate is good, around 2.7 kids per woman. In Europe and America its more like 1.4...
    I think that proves there's more then economy that can influence the birth rate. Maybe its because of Israels conflicts that people feel the need to reproduce while Europe and America feel constantly safe. I'm sure the same thing applies to Indians, as in if you'd have no conflicts then you're birth rates would drop.
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2011
  4. lurker

    lurker Regular Member

    Nov 5, 2009
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    Hardly a problem except to those concerned with racial purity in the US. Even if the parents are more attached to their home country than the US, their kids will by necessity be attached to the US as their place of birth and growth. Moreso for the grandkids. In this way its not that the US is becoming latin, its that the Latin culture is more enmeshed with and part of the American culture. I'd welcome a latin revolution in entertainment, food, how family is viewed and holiday celebration much as I welcome the African American contribution to Music and Sports. Of course there are also more indidual contributions such as the sciences and maths.

    US is increasingly racially integrated, we'll all become coffee colored in a couple of centuries anyways.

    Basically Just because the US has more latin immigrants doesn't mean US culture will become exclusively latin.

    There is also not such an apparent militant refusal to integrate as I've heard about with Muslims in Europe.
  5. The Messiah

    The Messiah Bow Before Me! Elite Member

    Aug 25, 2010
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    Everyone is human....i dont care about race.

    Neither should you because hitler had similar views regarding race.

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