"The United States has reached a historic tipping point -- with Latino, Asian, mixed race and African American births constituting a majority of births for the first time, the U.S. Census Bureau reported Thursday.
Minorities made up about 2 million, or 50.4%, of the births in the 12-month period ending July 2011, enough to create the milestone. The latest figure was up from 49.5% in the 2010 census.
The racial and ethnic shift was an expected, but still important, turning point for the nation, whose economic and political elites remain essentially white and primarily male. The new numbers indicate that the upcoming generations will be more diverse and could have an increasingly broader view of issues -- such as immigration reform -- that are based on race and ethnicity."
Of course, I knew this day was coming. I wrote a very serious essay about it right here on this very website. (OK, so maybe it wasn't that serious, but I saw this trend two years ago.)
Of course, here in Philly, all is not lost for my white friends. We are actually gaining white folks.
"...We’re here. We’re not going to the suburbs,” she said.
Her son is one of the new residents who have contributed to an estimated growth in the city’s white population since the 2010 census, reversing a 60-year decline of whites in the city.
According to new estimates being released Thursday, Philadelphia saw a slight jump in the number of whites living here from April 1, 2010, to July 1, 2011. The estimates show the city gained 3,980 whites, or a 0.7 percent increase, for a total of 569,215 whites in July. Whites make up 37 percent of the city’s total population, as they did in 2010." [Source]
I just hope that when all of you people of color fully settle into the majority you don't act the fool. These white folks built a very nice country for us. Let us try to keep it that way.
Finally, I see that Mitt's peeps were planning to go all Jeremiah Wright on his Oness. Mitt's peeps say that they will not back off Jeremiah Wright like John McCain did when he ran against O.
“The world is about to see Jeremiah Wright and understand his influence on Barack Obama for the first time in a big, attention-arresting way,” read the plan, first revealed by the New York Times."
And, of course, my conservative friends have a secret plan:
"The $10 million plan, one of several being studied by Mr. Ricketts, includes preparations for how to respond to the charges of race-baiting it envisions if it highlights Mr. Obama’s former ties to Mr. Wright, who espouses what is known as “black liberation theology.”
The group suggested hiring as a spokesman an “extremely literate conservative African-American” who can argue that Mr. Obama misled the nation by presenting himself as what the proposal calls a “metrosexual, black Abe Lincoln.”
Hmmm, an "extremely literate conservative African American". Maybe I can help them with a name.
Let me see now, *Armstrong Williams.... Jesse Peterson....Larry Elder....Herman Cain.......*
Anyway, I am glad to hear that Mitt has denounced the plan.
"Romney quickly denounced the political dirty trick in the making.
“I want to make it very clear, I repudiate that effort,” the presumptive GOP nominee said after a campaign event in Florida. “I think it’s the wrong course for a PAC or a campaign.”
But wait, did he really?
"Romney, however, had mentioned Wright during a February interview on Fox News, suggesting that Obama’s worldview was in part shaped by the fiery preacher, whose Chicago church the President once attended.
Romney did not back down from that view Thursday.
'I’m not familiar precisely with what I said [in February], but I’ll stand by what I said, whatever it was,' he said." [Source]
Now you see why I call him Flipper.