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Old 08-10-05, 11:57 PM
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Texas Now a Majority-Minority State By ALICIA A. CALDWELL, Associated Press Writer
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EL PASO, Texas - Texas has become the fourth state to have a non-white majority population, the U.S. Census Bureau said Thursday, a trend driven by a surging number of Hispanics moving to the state.

According to the population estimates based on the 2000 Census, about 50.2 percent of Texans are now minorities. In the 2000 Census, minorities made up about 47 percent of the population in the second-largest state.

Texas joins California, New Mexico and Hawaii as states with majority-minority populations with Hispanics the largest group in every state but Hawaii, where it is Asian-Americans.

Five other states Maryland, Mississippi, Georgia, New York and Arizona aren't far behind, with about 40 percent minorities.

Public policy analysts said these states and the country as a whole need to bring minority education and professional achievement to the levels of whites. Otherwise, these areas risk becoming poorer and less competitive.

William Frey, a demographer at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., said lawmakers need to start with immigration reform, while striving to bring minorities' education and salary levels in line with Anglos.

"Immigration is good for the United States ... it's important for us to keep our doors open, but we need to keep an eye on the people coming in," Frey said. "While initially it will be a state problem, eventually it will be a national issue, and education is the best way to deal with it."

Complications from the cultural shift aren't likely to be exclusive to states that already have majority-minority populations, Frey said.

Nevada, for instance, has seen a massive influx of minorities in the last 15 years, reducing the percentage of Anglos since the 1990s from nearly 80 percent to about 60 percent. Such a rapid shift is likely to cause growing pains that include trying to balance the needs of a bigger and younger minority community with an aging Anglo community, Frey said.

"That's the kind of state that is going to have to deal with quick transition," Frey said.

Though some areas may never see this shift, the country as a whole is expected to continue the trend first noticed more than a decade ago.

The nation should be more than half minorities by 2050, said Steve Murdock, a demographer at the University of Texas at San Antonio.

"If you look in the 1990s, in every one of the 50 states, non-Anglo Hispanic populations grew faster than Anglo populations," Murdock said. "It's a very pervasive pattern."
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Texas joins California, New Mexico and Hawaii as states with majority-minority populations with Hispanics the largest group in every state but Hawaii, where it is Asian-Americans.
3 down, 47 to go? Sounds like someone went to school in Texas.

This article seems to be somewhat misleading. If 49% of the state is non-white, whites would still be the majority ethnic group. I doubt the whole 50.2% of non-whites are of one ethnicity. The majority is non-white, but whites are still the majority ethnic group.
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I say "ship 'em all back to Guatemala"

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AZ will be by 2020.
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Old 08-11-05, 12:51 AM
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AZ will be by 2020.
Don't you mean, the US will by 2020
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I doubt the whole 50.2% of non-whites are of one ethnicity. The majority is non-white, but whites are still the majority ethnic group.
Your either white or your everyone else...sheesh
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Agreed, they should be counting pluralities instead of majorities.
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White is the new minority. Pretty soon, affirmative action will swing MY way!
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Originally Posted by mrpayroll
I say "ship 'em all back to Guatemala"

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wtf are you talking about?
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Old 08-11-05, 11:50 AM
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wtf are you talking about?
I know the original poster, inside joke! Please don't

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Hawaii.
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Texas joins California, New Mexico and Hawaii.. sounds like 4
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Oh my goodness! The dark-skinned savages are going to ravage our womenfolk!

Seriously, who gives a fuck whether 10%, 40% or 90% of the population is black, white, brown, or purple? What difference does it make?
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Originally Posted by j123vt_99
Texas joins California, New Mexico and Hawaii.. sounds like 4
You count good.
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Originally Posted by j123vt_99
Texas joins California, New Mexico and Hawaii.. sounds like 4
I think he forgot about us (CA)

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Originally Posted by mrpayroll
I know the original poster, inside joke! Please don't

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Originally Posted by JasonF
Oh my goodness! The dark-skinned savages are going to ravage our womenfolk!
Pics?
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Originally Posted by JasonF
Seriously, who gives a fuck whether 10%, 40% or 90% of the population is black, white, brown, or purple? What difference does it make?
Well, if they're purple, you might want to see if they're breathing properly.
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Originally Posted by NORML54601
3 down, 47 to go? Sounds like someone went to school in Texas.
Originally Posted by j123vt_99
Texas joins California, New Mexico and Hawaii.. sounds like 4
First line of montecristo's post
Originally Posted by montecristo
for Latinos, that is...
Originally Posted by Full sentence of article
Texas joins California, New Mexico and Hawaii as states with majority-minority populations with Hispanics the largest group in every state but Hawaii, where it is Asian-Americans.
So, montecristo is correct in his thread title...
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So, montecristo is correct in his thread title...

Sshhh, don't let him hear you say that. He's already got a big enough head as it is.

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You tellin' me Hawaii is going to have a hispanic majority soon too?
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Originally Posted by JasonF
Oh my goodness! The dark-skinned savages are going to ravage our womenfolk!

Seriously, who gives a fuck whether 10%, 40% or 90% of the population is black, white, brown, or purple? What difference does it make?
It does if politicians want the votes. They'll know who to kiss up to.
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You tellin' me Hawaii is going to have a hispanic majority soon too?
Texas joins California, New Mexico and Hawaii as states with majority-minority populations with Hispanics the largest group in every state but Hawaii, where it is Asian-Americans.
You read good.
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My son is the only white boy at his summer camp. We have a lot of East Indians, Asians and Hispanics in our neck of the woods. Most of them don't bother me one bit but I wish they spoke at least some English.
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