It’s official, white non-Hispanic births are less than 50 percent of all births. Of the 4 million babies born during the year ending July 2011, 50.4 percent were to minorities, up from 48.6 percent a year earlier. Among adults over 50, African-Americans are the largest minority while among those under 50, Hispanics dominate. Non-Hispanic whites comprise 63.4 percent of the US population, but are aging fast with a median age of 42. I’m feeling old.
Elliot F. Eisenberg, Ph.D.