The Next Big Headline: Most Births Minority in 2011.
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The number of non-white Americans exceeded 100 million for the first time in 2006, according to a just-released Census Bureau report.
According to the latest figures, non-Hispanic whites accounted for 66.4 percent of U.S. population on July 1, 2006. Minorities were 33.6 percent of the total. As recently as 1990, 76 percent of Americans called themselves non-Hispanic white. In 1965, the American population was 88 percent white.
This shift is essentially all caused by public policy — specifically, the Immigration Act of 1965 and the simultaneous collapse of law enforcement against illegal immigration. As a result, the U.S. demographic balance has been completely destabilized.
Less reported, the recent data showed a growing generational racial divide between the young and older persons living in the U.S. [New Demographic Racial Gap Emerges by Sam Roberts, New York Times, May 17, 2007]
In 2006 white, non-Hispanics accounted for:
(Posted on May 29, 2007)