For the first time ever, the majority of babies born in the United States are Hispanic, African American, Asian American, or members of another minority group, according to the U.S. Census.
Population estimates show that 50.4 percent of children younger than 1 last year belonged to minority groups. The latest estimates, which gauge changes since the last census, are a reflection of an immigration wave that began four decades ago. The transformation of the country’s racial and ethnic has gathered steam as the white population grows older, especially compared with Hispanics.
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