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That -- thrive in a milestone now in American history for the first time babies born to minority parents are now the majority.
From the census bureau of all the babies born last year 49 point 6% were white fifty point 4% were not.
Steve -- -- -- correspondent what accounts for the growing number of minorities hears me.
Well bill basically an aging population of white baby boomers and a rising number of new immigrants and other minorities now it's long been expected this important tipping point would be reached.
But nobody knew exactly when it would happen.
Lot of this driven by the Hispanic immigration and birth rates in Spanish -- -- far the largest minority group.
52 million into an eleven.
They're -- at about three point 1% since 2010 and they now account for sixteen point 7% of the population or at least they did.
That is up from sixteen point 3% in 2010.
African Americans with the second largest minority group -- nearly 44 million overall.
A whites are still a majority in this country but in some states that's no longer true according to the Census Bureau minorities are the majority in Hawaii with 77%.
-- 65% in that District of Columbia they account for 60% in California and New Mexico and minorities are 55%.
Of the Texas population bill.
What are the implications from this what what does it tell us perhaps about her own country's futures to.
Well education of course is one of the biggest areas where there might be some concerns and a big challenge right now minority rates of enrollment at colleges and universities is growing because the poor economy.
-- many people can't find jobs for the go to school but overall minorities are still far less likely to graduate from high school or enroll in college.
So experts say America's competitiveness going forward could be at risk.
If bigger focus -- placed on getting a good education for these rising numbers of young minorities -- -- changing face introducing Steve Centanni thank.
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