The latest census projections are out, and it seems the US is going to stop being a majority white nation even sooner than they originally thought.

By 2050, whites will make up 46 percent of the population and blacks will make up 15 percent, a relatively small increase from today. Hispanics, who make up about 15 percent of the population today, will account for 30 percent in 2050, according to the new projections.

Asians, which make up about 5 percent of the population, are projected to increase to 9 percent by 2050.
People like Lou Dobbs, Pat Buchanan and Michelle Malkin will no doubt weep at this news, especially at the increase of Hispanics, since they take the notion of the reconquista and Aztlan seriously--for some real discussion on those topics, I recommend starting with this column by Gustavo Arellano, aka "The Mexican" (who will be answering a question I posed to him in the near future) and going from there.

The one thing this article doesn't mention, and that I'm actually most interested in, has to do with what percentage of the population is expected to identify as multi-racial. Interracial dating is so common around here so as to be unnoticed by all except the troglodytes, and that's going to have an effect on the future racial makeup of the US.

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