U.S. based researchers say that in the coming decades, minority groups in the U.S. will actually become the majority.
CCTV America’s Roee Ruttenberg filed this report from Germantown, Maryland.
Minorities are becoming the new majority in the U.S.U.S. based researchers say that in the coming decades, minority groups in the U.S. will actually become the majority. CCTV America's Roee Ruttenberg filed this report from Germantown, Maryland.
- Germantown, Maryland, a suburb of the US capital, was recently ranked one of America’s most diverse communities.
- According to the US Census, by 2020, the majority of children in America will come from minority communities: Blacks, Hispanics and Asians. And by the middle of the century, 2044 – when they’re adults – the majority of Americans will be non-whites.
- The growth of ethnic and racial minorities experts say in the resurgence of global migration: almost 13 percent of people in the U.S. are foreign-born.
- Areas that are more-sparsely populated are still mainly white, but minorities are becoming majorities in areas with more-densely populated.
- In Washington, D.C. sociologists say economic opportunity drives domestic migration. Some employers, notably the government and military, mandate diverse hiring. This lures minority groups to other parts of the country, but the demographic shift is slow.
- Sociologists cite within cities, minority communities are still very segregated in their living and social interactions.
James Peterson, Dir. Africana Studies, Lehigh University on minorities in the U.S.
CCTV America’s Elaine Reyes interviewed Lehigh University Africana Studies Director James Peterson about minorities in the U.S. He is also an Associate Professor of English at Lehigh University.