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The Future Of The U.S. Belongs To Nonwhites. Are Educators Ready?

The Future Of The U.S. Belongs To Nonwhites. Are Educators Ready?
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“This is the last time anyone will try to do this,” a Republican strategist told journalist Ron Brownstein last week, “this” being a near total reliance on white votes to win a presidential election.

According to Brownstein, Romney probably needs to win at least 61 percent of the white vote in order to just squeak out a majority. But future generations of Republican politicians will have to appeal to nonwhite voters who hold far more liberal views about the role of government than does the party’s current base. It’s now or never for the GOP’s white base.

The demographics of the United States are changing rapidly, and one of the best places to see this dramatic demographic shift in action is to visit public schools in Texas, where the Hispanic population is swelling rapidly.

In 2011, for the first time, Hispanics became the majority of public school students in Texas.

By 2050, the number of Texas public school students is expected to swell to nine million from roughly five million now, and nearly two-thirds will be Hispanic, according to Steve Murdock, a demographer and director of Rice University’s Hobby Center for the Study of Texas. The overall percentage of white students will drop by half to about 15 percent.

The Future Of The United States Is Tied To The “Minority”Population

From The New York Times:

“When you look at children, there is no doubt. The future of Texas — the future of the United States — is tied to the minority population,” said Dr. Murdock, a former state demographer and director of the United States Census Bureau. “It’s just mathematically true.”

A quick glance at other student demographics confirms this view.

In the 2010-2011 statistics for California, Hispanic or Latino students make up 51% of those attending K-12 public schools, with White (non-Hispanic) coming in at 27% and African Americans at 7%. The Los Angeles Unified School District is made up of 73% Hispanic students and 10% African American students.

Chicago public schools have a student population of 42% African American, 44% Hispanic and 9% White.

There’s a similar picture in New York City: in 2007, Hispanic students made up 39.4% of the student population, African Americans 32.2% of the student population, and White American just 14.2%.

Let’s go back to those Hispanic students in Texas, where there is an accompanying shift in economic status.

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2:51PM PDT on Oct 14, 2012

we are called the melting pot for a reason. Just so long as we keep core values strong.. power to all people who are willing to work and help and learn! Who cares what color you are!?

8:56AM PDT on Sep 24, 2012

As a white woman I can say I don't care if America is no longer a "white nation". It seems to me that white people in general worship the allmighty dollar too much. My grandson will be part black and latino. He will fit right into the new America.

8:26AM PDT on Sep 14, 2012

I add to my previous comment that each people group deserves to be ruled by members of their own people to avoid the possiblity of being oppressed by others.

8:25AM PDT on Sep 14, 2012

I would like all nations and tribes to prosper equally-the nonwhites having it as good materialistically and finacially as the whites. I wish for all human colors of the rainbow to continue to exist for the sake of the unique beauty and culture of every ethnic group not disappearing, and I wish for world peace with no genecide against anyone. And I feel that those who would punish a whole ethnic group (right down to the babies) because the color of their skin matches that of evil people instead of judging people by their individual morals, are wrong. It is morally wrong to deny people the option to live in a community of their own culture-this goes for every ethnic group on the planet.

8:39AM PDT on Sep 10, 2012

Good people, please,

races DO NOT exist! It's a concept, initially manufactured to try to give people an identity, and later on served to set us against one another. Races have NO scientific basis whatsoever. What makes somebody "white" or "non-white"? Yes, Stevie Wonder and Paul McCartney (two randomly-picked people) do not look alike, but still they belong to the same race: the human race.

"Until the colour of a man's skin is of no more significance than the colour of his eyes, then everywhere is war", said Bob Marley. I thought that this "everywhere" meant "everywhere BUT places like Care2"... unfortunately, I was wrong...

1:34PM PDT on Sep 8, 2012

@ pam w. If you actually read my posts, you would realize that I am not a white supremacist, but a white participant. I question whether “Numerically, within a few centuries.” humans will still exist. I fail to see that everyone being brown, or beige, would be an improvement over diversity, even if hate filled racists like yourself would prefer it.

1:22PM PDT on Sep 8, 2012

ATTENTION GRABBER EH???Another article designed to keep the ill feelings of some flowing, and to continue dividing instead of uniting.....recently a THEME among the Care2 authors

9:14AM PDT on Sep 8, 2012

(contd) world...as much as you hate it, within a few centuries, the people of the planet will be (GASP) SHADES OF BROWN.

Here...take a tissue & I'll tell you the solution.

You & your supremacist buddies must pool your cash, buy a large island somewhere far away and form your own nation..."WHITE HYSTERIA LAND."

Close your doors, grow your own food, don't buy our stuff and keep to yourselves.

We will NOT miss you!

9:11AM PDT on Sep 8, 2012

To Ernest & the other white supremacists.....GET OVER IT!

Have you traveled in the world? If you have, you've seen that "brown" people FAR outnumber caucasians. Do some research and learn how few of us there are. Think about tomorrow. Numerically, within a few centuries....ALL peoples of the world will be SHADES OF BROWN.

(Makes you all weepy, doesn't it?)

And just what makes you so convinced that's a bad thing? Because Europeans developed "technology?" Yes, many peoples in Africa were living in a more "primitive" way until the Europeans got there and immediately devastated their nations/tribes through the sheer arrogance and greed of "colonialism."

BUT...given education, Africans are showing they're as intelligent and capable as anyone in Europe. Given education, Africans, Native Americans, Hispanics, etc....all of them....are showing (GASP) they're JUST AS INTELLIGENT AND CAPABLE AS YOU ARE, Ernest!

(And I'll bet THIS makes you all ANGRY inside, doesn't it?) (I'll probably receive even MORE hate mail for this post, won't I? Never mind...I won't read it.)

Europeans (aka "whites") have made an enormous mess of the planet with their industrial focus, greed, devastation and expansionist policies. Asians have been equally (and in some cases...MORE guilty) than Europeans.

Now, sadly, we all must somehow recover TOGETHER or die together..

You have to face the facts, Ernest! You cannot stop what's happening ethnically and culturally in the

7:23AM PDT on Sep 8, 2012

Are educators ready? I don't think white people in general have ever been ready to have anyone but white people in this 'one nation under Woo.' Indians could not be citizens until the late 1960s and a law had to be passed for that! Every time a white person gets fired from a job and that job slot is filled by a so-called minority, white people claim immigrants, illegal ones at that!, are stealing American jobs from them good ol' boys. I've seen news reports with graphics detailing the 'invasion' of Hispanics into white-man territories, read by an obviously uncomfortable white woman who was the news anchor. The story begged other white people to move to towns to offset the horrible conditions of being surrounded by non-crackers. America keeps forgetting that its color is NOT white!

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