america by Claude J. Easy April 30, 2019
In 2045 we’ll finally be able to say that America is truly the melting pot of the world. Population trends are showing that within two decades the U.S. as a whole is projected to become majority-minority.
This is good news but we also have to think about the race that is becoming the minority. Whites have run this shit for centuries and some might feel like their livelihoods on top of the racial totem pole are at risk.
The whole perspective of this country will shift. We should expect the best but also be wary of the worst. People get tight during a power struggle, especially a racial one. Still, we could thrive, but history does always repeat itself.
Whites pulled up to the sandy shores of “The Land of Opportunity” and peaced the Native Americans in an attempt to expand their exploits in a new world.
They enslaved the Blacks, broke them mentally, and separated them from their families. Not to mention the assassinations of any leader Blacks looked up to – Malcolm X, MLK, Fred Hampton, Dr. Newton. All were taken away to eliminate a hope in Blacks that might make them think they are capable of success in America.
Lest we forget, what’s currently going on in Trumps America. Latinos are more worried than ever about either being detained or deported, regardless of their legal status. Although they make a huge contribution to the American economy. Still, some whites see them as a threat. Need I go on?
Of course, some people will find this “trend” scary. Don’t think that white-America is unaware. Oh, they know. Research conducted by Yale social psychologist Jennifer Richeson found white Americans often feel threatened by growing diversity.
Additionally, a recent Pew Research Center survey found that 59 percent of Republicans and 46 percent of whites said a majority non-white population will weaken American culture.
Lowkey, if I was a racist white person I would be shook AF. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, since 2010, non-Hispanic white people have become the minority in a total of 372 counties.
More research from William Frey, a Brookings Institution demographer and author of “Diversity Explosion: How New Racial Demographics are Remaking America,” predicted that next year the entire under-18 population will be majority non-white.
Although, this is dope it still feels like most people won’t believe it. In fact, just based on how Americans react to things, they’ll probably deny it. Monica Toft, a professor of international politics at Tufts University, told Axios,
“[We] have to come up with a narrative that realizes and accepts that the U.S. is an immigrant nation… We’re denying that.”
From a political perspective, it could work in the minority or the majority’s favor. The American political system’s foundation was built on polarization.
Whether it was encouraging people to declare independence from their sovereign nation, to support slavery, or get immigrants out of the country, most political candidates have surfed on some kind societal wave.
So, you can expect that with this news, some whites or people on the conservative side might go into a panic. Jack Goldstone, Hazel Professor of Public Policy at George Mason University, told Axios,
“The panic translates into an effective voting block that has high anxiety about immigration, diversity and religious issues.”
Although the entire non-white under-18 population might become the majority next year and younger people tend to vote Democrat, in the long run, Goldstone noted, if the GOP shifts and learns to embrace more Hispanic voters, it could be a source of new energy for the party.
Adding on to the anxiety Richard Alba, a sociologist and professor at the City University of New York, told Axios, as immigrant minorities assimilate, “they may turn out to vote more like whites.”