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%.
America is more diverse and more multiracial than ever before, according to new Census data https://t.co/2lEyl1dDrx— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) August 12, 2021