June 15, 2004


2 Minorities Spur Rapid U.S. Growth (THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, 6/15/04)

Explosive growth among Hispanic- and Asian-Americans propelled a surge in the United States population from 2000 to 2003 to nearly 300 million people, the Census Bureau reported on Monday.

The number of people of Hispanic descent, the nation's largest minority group, rose to 39.9 million, a 13 percent increase from April 2000 to July 2003, the agency said. That far outpaced the 3 percent increase in the American population during the same time, to 290.8 million. [...]

The population of Hispanic- and Asian-Americans rose in nearly every state over the 1990's, in large part as a result of immigration. People who identified themselves only as "white" remained the single largest group, at 197 million, up just 1 percent from 2000 to 2003.

Evben the continuing growth of "whites" separates us from the rest of the West and the overall growth goes a long way to explaining why we continue to ascend while they decline.

Posted by Orrin Judd at June 15, 2004 12:00 AM

How do we get Congress to require a box marked "American"?

Posted by: David Cohen at June 15, 2004 7:43 AM

"How do we get Congress to require a box marked "American"?"

You don't.

In the future American politics will be all about tribes fighting over the spoils system as 2 of our tribes do not have and are not aquiring the knowledge and skills to earn high incomes.

Contrary to OJ's fantasy,4th generation latinos do only slightly better academically than 1st generation latinos and have drop out rates approching those of blacks.(not to mention crime rates)
And blacks,of course,do worse,on average than latinos.

Posted by: at June 15, 2004 10:06 AM

>In the future American politics will be all
>about tribes fighting over the spoils system...

Can you say "Rwanda"? "Yu-go-slavia?"

Start sharpening those pangas...

Posted by: Ken at June 15, 2004 4:30 PM