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#1 kenno

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Posted 02 March 2010 - 02:39 AM

blacks have been tricked to believe folks of color will be the major group by 2050,but the facts are most hispanics are white in america,most are not folks of color i have just learn.
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White Americans are the largest racial group counted in the 2000 Census, comprising 75.1% of the population. This number is sometimes recorded as 77.1% when it includes about 2% of the population who self-identified as "white" in combination with one or more other races; about 6% also identified ethnically as Hispanic. The largest ethnic groups (by descent) among white Americans were Germans, followed by the Irish and the English.

In 2005, Whites made up 80.2% of the American population. [25] White Americans (non-Hispanic Whites together with White Hispanics) are projected to remain the majority, though with their percentage decreasing to 73% of the total population by 2050. [26]

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During the 2008 American Community Survey, 46.8 million Americans (15.4% of the total population) listed themselves as ethnically Hispanic or Latino American. Of those, 62.3% (29.2 million) self-identified as racially white while 30.2% (14.3 million) reported as belonging to “some other race.” This catch-all category consolidates the various indigenous races of South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. The remaining respondents listed their race as: multi-racial (3.9%), Black or African-American (1.9%), Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander (1.0%), and Asian (0.3%).[33]

The leading country-of-origin for White Hispanics is Mexico (9.8 million), followed by Puerto Rico (1.6 million) and Cuba (1.1 million). A smaller number of White Hispanics originate from various countries in South America (0.8 million), Central America (0.7 million), and the Dominican Republic (0.2 million). Approximately 2.5 million White Hispanics come from “other” places of origin.[34]

Respondents in the "Some other race" category are officially reclassified as white by the Census Bureau in some official estimates of race. This means that more than 90% of all Hispanic or Latino Americans end up being counted as "white" in some statistics of the US Census (which would equal 41 million in 2006).[35] Some Hispanic or Latino American groups have white majorities or pluralities, in contrast to the actual ethnographic profiles of their countries of origin.[citation needed].

[edit] Representation in the media

In America, social perceptions have changed somewhat through the years, Hispanic or Latino is often incorrectly given a racial value, usually non-white.[38][39] On the other hand, since the early days of the movie industry in the U.S., when White Hispanic actors are given roles, they are usually cast as non-Hispanic Whites.[38] Examples include such actors as Jose Ferrer, Benicio Del Toro, Frankie Muniz, Andy Garcia and Cameron Diaz.

Native-born white Hispanics often marry a non-Hispanic partner although 66% still marry a white Hispanic partner. Compared to 88% of foreign-born white Hispanic marriages are to a white Hispanic wife. White women of non-Hispanic origin are more likely to marry a Hispanic man of Some other race at 19%, than white Hispanic women with 2%.



According to race scholars such as Karen Brodkin, in the United States, essentially anyone of European descent is considered white and Jews are also considered white. [14] However, while the census asserts that "race" and "ethnicity" are separate, some Hispanics of primarily European descent may not consider themselves white and may not be considered white by others, possibly because of the long-held stereotype of Hispanics being given a non-white racial value. [15] [16] [17] Likewise, while people of Middle Eastern and North African descent are included in the white category in the census, studies have found that Arab American teenagers may sometimes construct identities that distinguish themselves from "white society." [18]

Some American white people, mainly those of distant descent from multiple European countries, tend to see themselves as belonging to no ethnic group at all, but just "American."

White American (often used interchangeably with "Caucasian American" [3] and within the United States simply "white" [4] ) is an umbrella term officially employed by the United States Census Bureau, Office of Management and Budget and other U.S. government for the classification of United States citizens or resident aliens "having origins in any of the original people of Europe, [5] the Middle East, or North Africa". [6] German Americans (16.5%), Irish Americans (11.9%), English Americans (9.0%), Italian Americans (5.8%), Polish Americans (3.3%), French Americans (3.1%), Scottish Americans (1.9%), Dutch Americans (1.6%), Norwegian Americans (1.5%), Swedish Americans (1.4%), Scotch-Irish Americans (1.2%), Russian Americans (1.0%), and Welsh Americans (0.7%) make up 58.9% of the "White" population. [7] Additionally, White Hispanics represent 9.62%, [2] mainly Mexican Americans.


Whites constitute the majority of the US population with 75.05% of the population. [1] Whites are regarded as the socially and demographically dominant racial group in the United States.

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Posted 02 March 2010 - 03:42 AM

i point,i do not consider whites the original population of north africa or the so-called mideast since we all know that black africans were there first and still are there.yes whites been there for a long time but that does not make them native there.

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 01:57 AM

blacks have been tricked to believe folks of color will be the major group by 2050,but the facts are most hispanics are white in america,most are not folks of color i have just learn.
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White Americans are the largest racial group counted in the 2000 Census, comprising 75.1% of the population. This number is sometimes recorded as 77.1% when it includes about 2% of the population who self-identified as "white" in combination with one or more other races; about 6% also identified ethnically as Hispanic. The largest ethnic groups (by descent) among white Americans were Germans, followed by the Irish and the English.

In 2005, Whites made up 80.2% of the American population. [25] White Americans (non-Hispanic Whites together with White Hispanics) are projected to remain the majority, though with their percentage decreasing to 73% of the total population by 2050. [26]

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During the 2008 American Community Survey, 46.8 million Americans (15.4% of the total population) listed themselves as ethnically Hispanic or Latino American. Of those, 62.3% (29.2 million) self-identified as racially white while 30.2% (14.3 million) reported as belonging to “some other race.” This catch-all category consolidates the various indigenous races of South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. The remaining respondents listed their race as: multi-racial (3.9%), Black or African-American (1.9%), Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander (1.0%), and Asian (0.3%).[33]

The leading country-of-origin for White Hispanics is Mexico (9.8 million), followed by Puerto Rico (1.6 million) and Cuba (1.1 million). A smaller number of White Hispanics originate from various countries in South America (0.8 million), Central America (0.7 million), and the Dominican Republic (0.2 million). Approximately 2.5 million White Hispanics come from “other” places of origin.[34]

Respondents in the "Some other race" category are officially reclassified as white by the Census Bureau in some official estimates of race. This means that more than 90% of all Hispanic or Latino Americans end up being counted as "white" in some statistics of the US Census (which would equal 41 million in 2006).[35] Some Hispanic or Latino American groups have white majorities or pluralities, in contrast to the actual ethnographic profiles of their countries of origin.[citation needed].

[edit] Representation in the media

In America, social perceptions have changed somewhat through the years, Hispanic or Latino is often incorrectly given a racial value, usually non-white.[38][39] On the other hand, since the early days of the movie industry in the U.S., when White Hispanic actors are given roles, they are usually cast as non-Hispanic Whites.[38] Examples include such actors as Jose Ferrer, Benicio Del Toro, Frankie Muniz, Andy Garcia and Cameron Diaz.

Native-born white Hispanics often marry a non-Hispanic partner although 66% still marry a white Hispanic partner. Compared to 88% of foreign-born white Hispanic marriages are to a white Hispanic wife. White women of non-Hispanic origin are more likely to marry a Hispanic man of Some other race at 19%, than white Hispanic women with 2%.



According to race scholars such as Karen Brodkin, in the United States, essentially anyone of European descent is considered white and Jews are also considered white. [14] However, while the census asserts that "race" and "ethnicity" are separate, some Hispanics of primarily European descent may not consider themselves white and may not be considered white by others, possibly because of the long-held stereotype of Hispanics being given a non-white racial value. [15] [16] [17] Likewise, while people of Middle Eastern and North African descent are included in the white category in the census, studies have found that Arab American teenagers may sometimes construct identities that distinguish themselves from "white society." [18]

Some American white people, mainly those of distant descent from multiple European countries, tend to see themselves as belonging to no ethnic group at all, but just "American."

White American (often used interchangeably with "Caucasian American" [3] and within the United States simply "white" [4] ) is an umbrella term officially employed by the United States Census Bureau, Office of Management and Budget and other U.S. government for the classification of United States citizens or resident aliens "having origins in any of the original people of Europe, [5] the Middle East, or North Africa". [6] German Americans (16.5%), Irish Americans (11.9%), English Americans (9.0%), Italian Americans (5.8%), Polish Americans (3.3%), French Americans (3.1%), Scottish Americans (1.9%), Dutch Americans (1.6%), Norwegian Americans (1.5%), Swedish Americans (1.4%), Scotch-Irish Americans (1.2%), Russian Americans (1.0%), and Welsh Americans (0.7%) make up 58.9% of the "White" population. [7] Additionally, White Hispanics represent 9.62%, [2] mainly Mexican Americans.


Whites constitute the majority of the US population with 75.05% of the population. [1] Whites are regarded as the socially and demographically dominant racial group in the United States.



Really?

Blacks comprise 13% of the population, Latinos (most of whom are not white) 15%, Asians roughly 5% and Native Americans about 1.5. That alone places whites at considerably less than 75.05% of the fucking US population, doesn't it????

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 05:36 AM

blacks have been tricked to believe folks of color will be the major group by 2050,but the facts are most hispanics are white in america,most are not folks of color i have just learn.


Nobody's tricking anybody. You're just not understanding the information. The "majority-minority crossover" that's projected to happen by 2050 refers to the number of all non-whites plus Hispanics rising above the number of whites who don't identify themselves as Hispanic. Yes, that new "minority" will include some caucasian Hispanics, and because the tipping point is just barely reached in 2050, people of the caucasian race could still outnumber non-caucasians. But the trends driving that shift aren't going to stop in 2050. Whites will eventually make up a smaller percentage of the population than non-whites, no matter whether it comes in 2040, 2050, or 2060.

Here's the word from the horse's mouth: official Census Bureau population projections through 2050.

"In all five series, the racial and ethnic diversity of the U.S. population is shown to
increase. With the minority groups projected to maintain or increase their shares of the
population, the proportion of the population that is non-Hispanic White alone is projected
to decrease.3 The amount of net international migration that occurs during the next four
decades could affect how quickly the minority share of the population grows. In each of
the four series where migration occurs, the size of the minority population is expected to
increase to the point that they represent the numeric majority between 2040 and 2050, we
refer to this as the majority-minority crossover (see Figure 5).

3 In this document, minority is defined as people who are races other than White alone or are Hispanic."


What Figure 5 shows is the minority population increasing from about 33 percent today to just over 50 percent by 2050.

That's all minorities (that includes Hispanics) combined slightly outnumbering whites. Remember that "Hispanic" is an ethnic category, however, not a racial one. Some Hispanics are causcasian, some are black, and some are AmerIndian. This report explains in detail why the Hispanic portion of the population (already outnumbering blacks) is going to grow faster than any other group over the next 40 years. The reasons: Hispanics are younger, have more kids, and make up most of the immigrants. The top three categories within Hispanic are Mexican, Puerto Rican, and Cuban. I don't think you can argue that most of those folks are caucasian.

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 05:56 PM

blacks have been tricked to believe folks of color will be the major group by 2050,but the facts are most hispanics are white in america,most are not folks of color i have just learn.


This is an idiotic statement that is unworthy of any further discussion. Nice demographic explanation bookfan. Your commentary was on the money. You saved me some writing. Thanks......

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 07:44 PM

Thanks, Xeon, but I've got to backtrack a little bit.

I took a closer look at the numbers I linked to earlier, and realized I need to apologize to kenno for being a little too quick to dismiss his contention that most Hispanics are white. The article he quoted said something about 90 percent of Hispanics being counted as white, and the 2050 report appears to do something similar.

Here’s the link again to the Census Bureau’s projections for minority population from 2010 to 2050. The 2010 racial breakdowns in the first column in the first section of Table 1 support kenno’s point. If you subtract non-Hispanic whites (64.7 percent of population) from total whites (79.5 percent), you come up with 14.8 percent of the population being in the subcategory of white Hispanics. Those white Hispanics would account for virtually all Hispanics (listed as 16 percent of population). And, as kenno said, that would mean that in 2050 the population would still be overwhelmingly white.

That prompts these thoughts:

1) The idea that the total number of whites would still be a majority was right there in the report from the beginning. In the far right-hand column, the 2050 projection puts non-Hispanic whites at 46.3 percent but total whites at 74 percent. The point of this report was never that all whites would be less than half the population, but that non-Hispanic whites would be less than half.

2) I seriously doubt the figures that imply over 90 percent of Hispanics are white. They conflict with the actual count of race and ethnicity in the most recent census. As you can see from the (hard) data from 2000, a slim majority — 50.2 percent — of the people who described themselves as Hispanic also described themselves as being some other race than white. I think the actual count has to be more reliable than the projections.

3) Whichever figures are right, there’s a problem with any projections that assume what’s happening now will continue to happen for a long, long time…because change is the only certainty. There’s a horrendous example from U.S. public policy: in 2000, the federal budget was in the black for the first time in a long time. The economists in the White House and the Congressional Budget Office assumed the new-found solvency would be permanent, so they issued reports projecting that federal budget surpluses of 4 or 5 trillion dollars would accumulate by 2010. Bush and Gore both campaigned on those projected surpluses — Bush said we should spend it on tax cuts, while Gore wanted to spend it on new programs. Now that it’s 2010, however, we all know those predictions of overflowing government coffers were utterly meaningless.

I don't expect this will interest anyone else as much as it did me, but I had fun kicking it around.



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