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Old 07-06-2016, 09:03 AM
 
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Most of the babies being born and toddlers today are non-white, so even if Atlanta is not there yet, it will be in 15-20 years. Plus, the world is "majority minority." People need to stop the tacit belief that white is the default.
Well, they have been the majority in this country for the longest so I sort of don't blame people for that.

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Old 07-06-2016, 10:05 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, Birmingham, Charlotte, and Raleigh
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The term "minority" for non-white people still makes sense, especially on a national scale. The USA is about 60% white, which is more than double the numbers of either hispanic or black people, which are the next 2 largest ethnicities.

Atlanta metropolitan area (which is a lot of counties) is about 55% white. And I think that number is dropping closer to 50%. When it dips below 50%, the metro will be majority-minority, but I believe the answer right now is, no, it isn't.

But even when the area is majority-minority, white people will still make up by far the largest group.
The proper term should be "non-white". It makes sense and is not an oxymoron.
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Old 07-06-2016, 12:56 PM
 
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The proper term should be "non-white". It makes sense and is not an oxymoron.
How about we go for "not of color," as everyone has "color" except for white folks. They are the global minority.
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Old 07-06-2016, 01:01 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, Birmingham, Charlotte, and Raleigh
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How about we go for "not of color," as everyone has "color" except for white folks. They are the global minority.
Yes, they are a global minority. However, domestically in the US whites are still a slight majority. The term I've seen commonly used in demographer literature is "non-white" us people of color. It's just easier because the word salad like "minority-majority" is just illogical.
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Old 07-06-2016, 01:58 PM
 
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Yes, they are a global minority. However, domestically in the US whites are still a slight majority. The term I've seen commonly used in demographer literature is "non-white" us people of color. It's just easier because the word salad like "minority-majority" is just illogical.
I hear you and often use "nonwhite" myself, but that is still a problematic term, as it casts whiteness as a norm or default.
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Old 07-06-2016, 02:02 PM
 
Location: Johns Creek area
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Gen X is best.
Old geezers are even better!
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Old 07-06-2016, 02:07 PM
 
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This came out just last month:

Minority babies (barely) the majority among U.S. infants | Pew Research Center

"The bureau’s estimates for July 1, 2015, released today, say that just over half – 50.2% – of U.S. babies younger than 1 year old were racial or ethnic minorities. In sheer numbers, there were 1,995,102 minority babies compared with 1,982,936 non-Hispanic white infants, according to the census estimates. The new estimates also indicate that this crossover occurred in 2013, so the pattern seems well established."
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Old 07-06-2016, 05:26 PM
 
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Old geezers are even better!

Wait...aren't you a Baby Boomer? Read bryant's post above.


Gen X
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Millennials and Baby Boomers
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Old 07-06-2016, 08:21 PM
 
Location: atlanta
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Gen X is best.
i'm of the mind that whatever generation is farthest removed from our hateful past and present is going to be the best generation. can you imagine our grandkids growing up in a world where there's no racism, sexism, transphobia, homophobia, war, violence, oppression and fear? because all of us grew up calloused in a world defined by those things, and so many of us have fallen into the same traps of fear and hate that have caused so much death and destruction... i hope we can leave a better world than we started out with.
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Old 07-07-2016, 03:44 AM
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Location: Georgia
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I hear you and often use "nonwhite" myself, but that is still a problematic term, as it casts whiteness as a norm or default.
Precisely. "Non-white" subtly helps protect the impression among some whites that they're the "correct" color and others are not.
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