Ready or Not, US Is Getting Browner

Clarence Page notes in his Chicago Tribune column that, as the country's demographics change, blacks could teach whites a little something about minority status.

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Clarence Page notes in his Chicago Tribune column that, as the country's demographics change, blacks could teach whites a little something about minority status.

White babies are no longer a majority of new births, according to theU.S. Census Bureau. America is quietly "browning," it is said, like dinner rolls in a warm oven. Yet such change does not come about without resistance from those who prefer to remain unbaked.

White supremacist groups have been having a "meltdown," says Mark Potok of the Southern Poverty Law Center, which monitors hate groups. In an ABC News report, he called the demographic trend "the single most important driver in the growth of hate groups and extremist groups over the last few years."…

Obviously the landscape is changing for us black folks too. As we gain some measure of power in the melting pot, our victim rhetoric must change too.

In fact, if anyone should be concerned about helping white Americans adjust to becoming a minority, it is African-Americans. We have lots of experience.

Read Clarence Page's entire piece at the Chicago Tribune.

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