Citylab's March of the Non-White Babies covers the rapidly shifting (at least by demographic standards) racial composition of America.
The key message is sometime between 2040 and 2050 America will be a minority - majority nation. This means Euro caucasians (the politically correct term for white people) will comprise less than 50% of the population of the U.S.
The information in the article comes from Diversity Explosion, a new book from Brookings Institute demographer William Frey.
One of the more interesting aspects of the book is on what Frey calls the "New Minorities". This rapidly growing group includes Asians, Hispanics and those that are multi-racial.
As the chart from the article below shows, these demographic groups are expected to grow quite rapidly in the coming decades. The chart also shows the white population is expected to decline between now and 2050.
The combination of the rapid growth of the new minorites, coupled with white population declines, means by 2050 white will comprise about 49% of the U.S. population versus 64% in 2010.
This is a big shift and is "going to be this century's baby boom, affecting everything from family structures to economic trends to, obviously, voting patterns."
We've long covered this topic and much more information can found in our Demographics section.