Within twelve months, California will become the second US state to have a white minority. Although whites will still make up the largest racial group, their percentage of the total population will be less than 50%. Hawaii already has an Asian and Polynesian majority.

Current estimates have whites becoming an American minority around 2070. This doesn't really mean that all of America will be racially diverse; instead, it means we will have states such as California, Texas, and Florida with huge Hispanic majorities, while some midwestern states retain white majorities of greater than 90%. I suspect Illinois and New York will be the most "mixed" states.

Interestingly enough, two states have had white minorities in the past. South Carolina had a black majority before the Civil War, and New Mexico's Native Americans and Hispanics have made whites a minority at times.

Some talking heads will surely say that this represents the arrival of a divided America with two very different mainstream cultures. As someone who has spent a lot of time hanging out in both racially mixed ghettoes and rich white suburbia, I'd say that America already has almost as many cultures as it does people. To the idea of the white minority, I say, "So what?" Why is the government even counting the color of our skin?

Do you

Don't come
  H e r e
We're proud
And free (of you)

We don't remember what it was like
  Back in the days of black and white
I remember you remember too
  What it was like when they killed that jew

Are you

We don't remember what he was like 
  That guy who got drunk outside of uncle Mike's
But I remember, and you do as well
  When they shot the irishman and wished him to hell

Are you 

We don't remember what Tom was like,
  The kid who was both black and white
But I remember, and you remember too
  How much worse the old is than the New.

I don't know
And you don't know
And we don't know
And they don't know
What it is that we fear
to make us curse the comming year
When nature will take away our race.

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