We keep hearing that we will soon become a “majority-minority” country in which whites will no longer make up most of the population. But that does not mean what most people think it means. Historian and social scientist Philip Jenkins, who did much to popularize the fact, explains what this will actually look like.
From Philip Jenkins, White Christian Apocalypse? | The American Conservative:
After the recent election, I saw plenty of articles saying this was the last gasp of White America before whites lost their majority status, maybe sometime around 2040. Well, 2040 is a long way off, but let us look at the projections for what the U.S. population will look like in mid-century, say in 2050. The best estimate is that non-Latino whites will make up some 47 percent of that population, Latinos 29 percent, African-Americans 15 percent, and Asians 9 percent. Allow a couple of percentage points either way.