"The Next Big Headline: Most Births Minority in 2011"
, wrote Ed Rubenstein
in mid-2007. He was almost right: today`s big headline
is the Census Bureau`s prediction, as AP put it: White Americans no longer a majority by 2042
For the record, whites were almost 90% of the population in 1960.
It`s odd how this story, which was already obvious from demographic trends when I published Alien Nation
in 1995, is periodically discovered by the Main Stream Media. Didn`t they listen to what I was saying?
It`s also odd how completely the fact that this unprecedented transformation is entirely self-induced, through immigration policy, is glossed over. You`d think non-whites had suddenly started sprouting from the ground.
In this respect, CNN`s story Minorities expected to be majority in 2050
was unusual. It quoted Dave Waddington, chief of the Census Bureau`s population branch:
Waddington said the timelines are not written in stone. "It`s a projection. And things like the baby boom generation couldn`t be predicted." Major changes in policy affecting families and children, or a major policy affecting immigration, could have an impact on the expectations, he said.