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DETROIT, MI - JULY 18: The city of Detroit's skyline is shown July 18, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. Detroit today filed for Chapter 9 bankruptcy, making it the largest city to file for bankruptcy in U.S. history. Between the years 2000 and 2010, Detroit's population declined by a quarter of a million people.. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

As someone who is African-American, it’s exciting to see the country becoming more diverse!

The racial breakdown of the United States census has been released and for the first time, the white population is on the decline.

William Frey, a demographer at the Brookings Institution, says the decline is due to the opioid epidemic and millennials not having babies.

The white population is under 60 percent with the majority of those under 18 are people of color. There are significant increases among people who identify as multi-racial, Hispanic and Asian driving much of the population growth between 2010 and 2020.

According to Reuters, for the first time as a U.S. state, California’s largest ethnic group is Hispanic, at 39.4% of the population, according to the data. In Texas, another large state, the non-Hispanic white population stood at 39.7%, just slightly larger than the Hispanic population at 39.3%.

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