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Old 11-21-2014, 02:38 AM
 
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In a few decades will Hispanics become the majority of the American population? It seems that way because California is majority Mexican and Latino now with whites being the minority? I also hear places like NYC are becoming more Latino oriented? from what I see of schools in the US, a large group of students are Latino or Black as opposed to White or anybody else? or is this mainly in large cities? Any thoughts?
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Old 11-21-2014, 07:17 AM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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Non Hispanic whites still make up 70 percent of the US population and immigration out of Mexico has halted as that countries economy has improved.
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Old 11-21-2014, 08:13 AM
 
Location: Buena Park, Orange County, California
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Not going to happen. As it is, Asians are already outpacing Mexicans and all Latino groups. The only growth in terms of immigrants i see is from Central America...especially if those governments continue as is. Also, immigration from Africa is on the rise...both in the US and Canada.
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Old 11-21-2014, 08:17 AM
 
Location: Out in the Badlands
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Sooner rather than later if the Tyrant has his way.
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Old 11-21-2014, 09:26 AM
 
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It won't happen anytime soon.
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Not going to happen. As it is, Asians are already outpacing Mexicans and all Latino groups. The only growth in terms of immigrants i see is from Central America...especially if those governments continue as is. Also, immigration from Africa is on the rise...both in the US and Canada.
The number of central Americans in the US is still small compared to Mexicans, and its not like immigration from Mexico has stopped. The governments in central america are no better or worse than the one in Mexico.
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Old 11-21-2014, 09:55 AM
 
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Seems in the future the notion of "Hispanic/Latino" won't really be as much of a thing. Right now a distinct Hispanic identity is driven by the fact that many are immigrants or 2nd generation children of immigrants.

But, in the future most of the growth will be driven by 3rd/4th generation decedents of Latin American immigrants. Over time there interests will diverge and they will probably just melt into the general population. A 4th generation college educated person whose grandma came from Mexico may not feel much in common with a newly arrived migrant worker from El Salvador. Sort of like the notion that people don't really care much about the Italian or Jewish "races" the way people did 100 years ago.

Of course one difference from Southern/Eastern European in that many Hispanics have non-European ancestry. But, it's almost certainly clear that Hispanics and Asians won't have the same distinct, cohesive identify that African-Americans forged through Slavery/Segregation/racism.
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Old 11-21-2014, 08:49 PM
 
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In a few decades will Hispanics become the majority of the American population? It seems that way because California is majority Mexican and Latino now with whites being the minority? I also hear places like NYC are becoming more Latino oriented? from what I see of schools in the US, a large group of students are Latino or Black as opposed to White or anybody else? or is this mainly in large cities? Any thoughts?
No, and anyone who thinks so is a bit paranoid.

One thing I do want to know is- why do people ignore the large growth of other groups in the US, such as Middle Eastern people and Asians? They are everywhere in California. Its strange, that there is this sole focus on the growth of the Latin American population and these other groups are ignored?

In fact, even though I am Mexican as a youngster in CA I grew up with mostly Asian friends(Vietnamese, Japanese). I eat mostly Asian foods- Korean, Japanese and Vietnamese. Bring on the Korean tacos!

I also have many, many Middle Eastern friends as well. (From Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Saudi Arabia).

Most kids growing up in the US are just a part of the melting pot, and if anything, they just blend in regardless of their heritage.
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Old 11-21-2014, 08:55 PM
 
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The non Hispanic white population of the US is larger than the population of Mexico, so all of Mexico could move here and the US would still have more anglo whites.
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Old 11-21-2014, 10:14 PM
 
Location: Research Triangle Area, NC
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The non Hispanic white population of the US is larger than the population of Mexico, so all of Mexico could move here and the US would still have more anglo whites.
The white population is also much older than the hispanic population with a much lower birth rate.
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Old 11-22-2014, 12:00 AM
 
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By 2050 I heard that the US would become majority Latino, already large parts of the country are majority Latino such as California and Texas. This may not happen, this question is mainly out of curiosity not any paranoia or prejudice just making it clear, I'm aware that America is a melting pot of many different cultures.
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