White People Soon To Be Minority In US

Rebecca Wescott
Our response to current census stating that white people in US are soon to be minority

Recently, new data from the Unites States Census Bureau stated that, "50.4 percent of our nation's population younger than age 1 were minorities as of July 1, 2011. This is up from 49.5 percent from the 2010 Census taken April 1, 2010." This has led to some conclusions that within the next 30 to 40 years, white people in the US will no longer be the majority but the minority. 

Since "the population as a whole has become more racially and ethnically diverse in just the last decade," the US is becoming more and more diverse each year if not each day. Soon the US could be like the world depicted in the movie Blade Runner, a world where no one is just one race but a mixture of multiple (minus the human cyborgs, though that doesn't seem too far off either). Though some groups of people might not be too happy about the data shown and the thought of white people no longer being the majority, the rest of us are glad that this world is just going to get more diverse as time passes. Discrimination based on race one day will be extinct and that alone will be a huge victory for many. This diversity could really change racial and social equality for the better, making the future brighter for generations to come.