Racial and ethnic minorities now majority babies
So it seems like white America is now under threat. According to the latest U.S. census non Hispanic white births are now less than 50 percent of all the births in the city. In the year ending July 2011 Black, Hispanic, Asian and mixed-race births made up 50.4% of all the births. While this means lesser white American’s in the long run it is great news for the advocates of diversity. This is the first time in the history of the United States that non-Hispanic white births have become a minority.
Lower birth rate
The birth rate in America is slowing down and many experts believe that the reason is the economic problem the country is facing which discourages people from taking on the burden of an extra mouth to feed. However white Americans have seen the largest drop of birth rates and this has resulted in them becoming a minority. The birth rate for white couples has dropped by 11.4% since 2008 compared to only 3.2% for minorities. Minorities now make up an all time high 36.6% of the U.S. population.