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Census Data Shows the Number of White People in the U.S. Fell for First Time Since 1790

MG is an air warrior and a global traveler who loves to visit and explore new places.

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Introduction

Yesterday, I received an email from my friend from New York, and the first thing she wrote was that 'you haven't been to America for the last two years ever since Covid started but momentous changes are taking place here, and no longer in the years to come will America remain a white nation.'

This made me think and I checked up the latest news and found that the latest census figures of the United States have been released. Now I am not going to discuss what those figures are because anybody can go through the Internet and read about them. I'm going to discuss the repercussions and what it means for the white race in its entirety in the world.

A look at world history shows that approximately for the last four centuries the white race has been dominating the world both economically and politically. The white race fought among themselves like the Anglo-Saxons fighting the Germans. One can say it was an in-house fight between the white race because the other races including the blacks and Asians were so suppressed that they didn't matter.

The biggest bastion of the Anglo-Saxon race was basically England and the United States.My father who was a senior officer in the Air Force visited America in the 60s and when he came back he mentioned in one of his articles that the Americans took great pride in the fact that they were white and there was no chance that the blacks or the colored; I would say more the blacks could be treated as equals.

The theory of race has been studied by many people and I don't think it's worth writing in this article but let us come to the end result. 2021 is not 1920 and during these hundred years, the white race which was dominating the world is now no longer in that position.

I would like to digress and write a few words about Europe before I come back to the United States. In Europe, the white race still remains in the majority but the birth rate of most of the European countries is below 2.1 which is the minimum sustainable for a population. The net result is that the European societies are aging and younger people are not available and if this trend continues the white population of Europe will go down drastically. The net result of this is that younger people are not available to do the menial jobs and for this, they had perforce to bring in the Muslims from the Middle East. I won't digress on it further but the fact is this influx of non-Europeans and non-Christians into European society is bringing about a tremendous change. It doesn't require a crystal gazer to forecast that Europe will not be able to live the way it was living for the last 400 years.

America for long was the bastion of the Anglo-Saxon and white race but here also momentous changes are taking place and as per the latest census which has been released the white population for the first time has gone below 60%.

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The picture

The census is the news and no news also. The fact is that profound changes are likely to take place which will affect the US and yet sometimes I feel it may be a non-event. Last week the US Census Bureau issued figures showing that non-Hispanic whites made up 49.8 percent of the population of California.

Anglo-Saxon whites are already a minority in Hawaii and the District of Columbia. Now they are an ethnic minority in the country's most populous state, the one most usually identified with the American dream.

The picture that is emerging all over America is that the white race in time to come will not be the majority in America and I do not know maybe another 60 or 70 years down the line they could be in a minority. A fact that cannot be missed is that the white race still controls the economic sinews to power and they are not likely to give it up easily. Even if they become a minority, the economic power will remain with them and that has the propensity of a race conflict.

Why should the American white race be heading towards a minority? the reason is somewhat similar to Europe and the first is affluence. The more affluent you are, the more likely that you do not wish to have more children and would like to live your life to the hilt. So the fertility rate of the American Anglo- Saxon is low compared to the blacks and others. There is also mass migration from Latin America and other parts of the world and with the white population declining in Europe itself there is not enough fodder available to increase the Anglo-Saxons in America.

The migration follows the Pull and Push theory and as America is economically much strong, it is a magnet to the poorer areas of the world.

Result

I have a friend who is a veteran. He was a man who many times stated that the black and colored are greatly discriminated against, but when it came to the crunch and his daughter expressed a desire to marry an Afro- American, he lost his shirt and threatened dire consequences. It didn't come to that, because his daughter broke with the black but this shows, that racial tensions are not going to go away and once the white race starts becoming a minority, anything can happen.

The race problem is something like the caste problem in India, where even Gandhi reportedly made a statement that the equality of the castes does not mean that the lower class can sit and eat at the same table with a higher caste(Brahmin).

There are experts available who will sit and analyze the demographic data which has come out from the census but that is not my job. I have just written this article giving a different viewpoint of what could be the scenario. There is another scenario that all the races will integrate but, it may not happen for the next 100 years. What happens after that cannot be predicted.

There is a fly in the ointment. A Pew Research Survey brings out that almost half of white Americans feel becoming a majority nonwhite nation would "weaken American customs and values,"

Last word

The Guardian in a survey has reported that White far-right extremists predict the break-up of the union. Thomas W. Chittum, a New Jersey-based Vietnam War veteran, declared in his book Civil War Two, that the US, like Yugoslavia, will shatter into new, ethnically-based nations.

Maybe this is a little extreme, but it doesn't require an astrologer to tell you that in the years to come America is going to change.


References

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/03/21/pew-survey-whites-fearful-minority-country-will-weaken-american-culture/3217218002/

Comments

MG Singh emge (author) from Singapore on August 14, 2021:

Rodric, thank you.

MG Singh emge (author) from Singapore on August 14, 2021:

Rodric, thank you for your perception. I appreciate your comment. Actually, the concept of color and race has been brought about by the white race only. I remember going to the Calcutta club in Kolkata and seeing a small notice kept as a souvenir "Indians and dogs not allowed.' This was during English rule over the subcontinent.

Rodric Anthony Johnson from Surprise, Arizona on August 13, 2021:

I posted my message prior to completing it. I question a cultural retreat to socialism, though we are on the way with current policies. Race is just a tool used in the US to gain political advantage since most of us have similar cultural leanings in the US. That's just my unresearched opinion, though.

Rodric Anthony Johnson from Surprise, Arizona on August 13, 2021:

M. G. this only makes sense. There are many White people who marry other races, still perpetuating Anglo cultures through mixed-raced children. The race may decline as far as those who identify as White, but the dominant culture of White, traditions, and religion, is still on a slower decline in the US I would imagine since I don't know off hand. This is an interesting read, though I challenge the intimation that a race issue will develop because of economic inequalities. Issues already exist. Like I wrote, race-mixing may account for that decline since no one can be White who are not purely Anglo in America, or elsewhere I imagine. That just means a shift in what mix-raced

MG Singh emge (author) from Singapore on August 13, 2021:

Thank you John for your comment.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on August 13, 2021:

Thank you for bringing this very interesting census information to attention, MG. The situation of the power, in future, being in the hands of a white majority reminds me a little of Indonesia. The Chinese Indonesians hold most of the power but only native Indonesians can be in the armed forces, police etc.

MG Singh emge (author) from Singapore on August 13, 2021:

Thank you, Tom, Europe is in trouble because if you deport all Muslims who will do the menial jobs? Blacks and Hispanics may be large in due course of time but will not have economic wealth. That could lead to a volatile situation. Whites, as I have come to know are getting worried about declining numbers.

MG Singh emge (author) from Singapore on August 13, 2021:

Thank you Pamela for an interesting comment and thoughtful observation. Race relations are like an elephant before 3 blind men who cannot fathom the true extent and ramifications.

MG Singh emge (author) from Singapore on August 13, 2021:

Thank you, Ken, for your viewpoint. Very interesting observation and more than likely to come true. Let's wait and see.

Tom on August 13, 2021:

India Muslim population increasing,us 16percent blacks,racsim a fact,Asians minority in us, Europe will soon depoett Muslims,already started,white poulation decreasing,butblscks may not have political power,sole power of Arabs is oil

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on August 13, 2021:

This article is an interesting article on the latest census, MG. It is apparent that there will be more Latinos, and they will be dominate in the coming years. There are many reasons for this beside the surge at the border. For instance, many Latino people are Catholic, and they tend to have larger families.

Middle and lower class white people are not having less children to live life to the hilt. I think white people tend to have the number of children they can afford. Rich whites may want to have less children, I do not know if that is the reason.

Not all black are discriminated against. I have black friends and we all get along. I am sure there is still discrimination against the black, but I think it is greatly improved since the 1960s, at least I hope so. There are many mixed race people and I am not sure the census reflects this. Marriages between a black and a white are common,

The population in many big cities has dropped, but the violence is concerning. It appears to be young blacks in gangs. At least that is what the videos show. I don't know how this ends. It is a little frightening.

I recently viewed this video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-u8gMkSL730

Ken Burgess from Florida on August 13, 2021:

An interesting read, I think its fairly well known that America will be majority Hispanic by 2030.

I don't think America will break into separate smaller states anytime soon, they didn't allow that to happen during the 1860s so I have a hard time believing that will occur now, but as nationhood comes to mean less and less in our globalized world, I think it will matter little if that does come to pass... we will find ourselves beholden to the same international authorities whether we are still one Nation or not.

I also think you will see a not unsubstantial "white flight" from America, that wealth you are talking about will find its way to a lot of different destinations... from Eastern Europe to Chile... today that flight is occurring from CA and NY to places like FL and TX... by 2030 that flight will be out of the country all together.

MG Singh emge (author) from Singapore on August 13, 2021:

Bill, first let me thank you for your comment. The way I see it, the white race is not going to give up economic power easily and the net result is that the Hispanics and blacks would be in a majority but not have economic and political power. This is the classical case of class conflict as envisaged by Karl Marx. There is a difference here as Marx talked of class-economic class and not a race, while in America the division would be on the basis of color and race. There is every chance that this could lead to a class struggle as the majority would be asking for benefits of the economy and political power which the whites will not give up. In my view, this is the classical stage of mass upheaval. I hope I am wrong, but I have seen enough of America and read a lot about the KKK and other groups and where is the chance that once threatened with economic ruin these groups will not re-surface? There is also a possibility of some states opting out of the union but that will happen if the inhabitants of those states do not have access to economic and political power. As an example, 47% of the United States Army is non-white, but out of the 41 generals, only two are non-white. Only 1 black is governor. This is food for thought.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on August 13, 2021:

I just saw the census figures yesterday. The fact that white are no longer the majority has been coming for quite some time now. Little by little they have been losing percentages. What does it mean? What will it mean? Those are questions for a longer discussion than here. I do like your viewpoint on it, and it's going to be fascinating to see where it all goes. I do know there are sections of this country where this news will be considered almost blasphemy and be viewed with horror. I do know there are areas of this country which would be quite happy splitting with the U.S. It's been that way since the beginning of this nation. Hell, maybe they should allow those states to split from the U.S. It would be interesting to see them make it economically as a separate nation.

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