On May 17th 2012, government release data, there are more black, Hispanic and other minority babies are born in the US than white babies. With almost half of young and new born children belong to minority. Is it because of Bad economy?
As of July 1, 2011, 50.4 percent of babies younger than age 1 were minorities or of more than one race, up from 49.5 percent in 2010, the data showed. Among children younger than age 5, 49.7 percent were a minority or mixed race last year, up from 49.0 percent in 2010, according to the agency, which tracks the U.S. population.
Former chief of racial statistics at the Census bureau Roderick Harrision said “This generation is growing up much more accustomed to diversity than its elders. We remain in a dangerous period where those appealing to anti-immigration elements are fueling a divisiveness and hostility that might take decades to overcome.”
The Census Bureau findings also show:
* The largest and fastest-growing minority group in the United States last year remained Hispanics at 52 million, or nearly 17 percent of the nation’s population. The black population was 43.9 million.
* Asians were the second-fastest growing population, rising 3 percent to 18 million.
* There were 6.3 million American Indian and Alaska Native residents and 1.4 million Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders.
* More than half of all residents in Hawaii, California, New Mexico, Texas and Washington, D.C., were minorities as of last year.