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The Future of America is Diverse

The number of non-Hispanic whites fell in 46 states and 86 of the 100 largest metropolitan areas. In 10 states, white children are now a minority among their peers, including six that tipped between 2000 and 2010. Other states will join the trend: In 23 states, minorities make up more than 40 percent of the child population.

The birth rates of African American and Native American children also fell, but by a much smaller degree than white children. The data show the extent to which the United States has become dependent on minorities—Hispanics in particular—for the next generation of Americans.

This article first appeared in the Wall Street Journal. To view the full article, please click here.

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