|White Newborn Babies To Be A Minority In US Within A Year|
| Posted by Robert Ransdell on: 2010-06-17 03:09:14 in category: General [ Print] |
| Whites are on the verge of becoming a minority of newborn babies in the United States.|
Official census figures show that non-white births, including Hispanics, constituted 48 per cent of children born in America between July 2008 and 2009, up from 46 per cent two years before.
Experts said the U.S. could become a 'minority majority' as early as next year, with minority births being greater than whites of European ancestry.
The reason for the change is the higher birth rate among non-white U.S. citizens - even in the recession, where birth rates fell across all racial groups, non-whites saw a lower fall.
But, as in Britain, the changing make-up of the population has led to tensions and particular concern over the strain it puts on schools and social services.
The state of Arizona recently enacted a law which made it an offence to be an illegal immigrant and allowed police to stop and search anybody they thought did not look like they were from the US.
Other laws passed by the state, which were roundly condemned for being discriminatory, required teachers to not have an overly thick accent.
The census data shows that minorities made up 31 per cent of the US population in 2000 but between July 2008 and 2009 that had increased to 35 per cent.
Among Hispanics, there were around nine births for one death, compared to a one-on-one ratio for whites.