White children in the minority in 10 states
April 6th, 2011
07:24 PM ET

White children in the minority in 10 states

White children are now in the minority among people under 18 in 10 U.S. states and 35 large metro areas, according to a Brookings analysis of 2010 Census data.

The number of white children in metro areas including Atlanta, Georgia; Dallas, Texas; Orlando, Florida; and Phoenix, Arizona, fell below that of other children in the last decade as the population of white children nationwide declined by 4.3 million, the report said.

The decline occurred as the number of children identified as "new minorities" - Hispanics, Asians and other racial groups apart from whites, blacks and American Indians - grew by 5.5 million, the report said.

Hispanics registered an increase of 4.8 million, which kept the nation's overall child population from declining, the report said. The findings reflect changes in the racial makeup of the overall U.S. population with Hispanics becoming the nation's largest and fastest growing minority group.

Hispanics now comprise 23% of children, up from 12% in 1990, while whites now comprise just 53% of youth, down from nearly 70%  in 1990.

The findings also underscore projections that the country will become "white minority" by 2042 as the race's median age keeps increasing. The child population stands to hit that mark in 2023.

"Slower growth among whites owes in part to their lower fertility rate - about 1.9 births per white woman, compared with 3.0 births per Hispanic woman - as well as a relatively low contribution to population growth from immigration" the report stated.

From 2000 to 2009, only 15% of growth in the immigrant population was attributable to whites, compared with 78% for Hispanics, Asians and other new minorities.

The report also said the aging white population contributes to a lower growth rate because proportionately, fewer white women are in their child-bearing years.

"The median age of whites is 41, compared to 27 for Hispanics, 35 for Asians, and a staggering 20 for the population of more than one race. As a further reflection of these age differences by race and ethnicity, just one-fifth of U.S. whites are under age 18, compared with one-third of all Hispanics."

The study also found that the decline in white children reduced the growth rate of the overall child population, from 13.7% in the 1990s to 2.6% in the 2000s. Though variation from state to state in child growth was considerable, on the whole, 46 states registered declines in their white child populations.

Not surprisingly, most of the states that experienced growth in populations of minority children are the ones where white children are in the minority: California, Nevada, New Mexico, Arizona, Texas, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Mississippi and Maryland.

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  1. White

    AHhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!! Run!!!!!!! Way to try and scare the caucasians CNN! Lol You are based in Atlanta after all. Ahhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!

    April 6, 2011 at 7:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Wow.

      Being white doesn't automatically make you smarter. In fact, I would say that there are plenty of white folks in the news these days that show just how stupid they are.

      April 6, 2011 at 8:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • LOL

      Susan, you must not be white as your lack of education is apparent.

      April 6, 2011 at 8:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Stan

      White average IQ is about 100, that of Hispanics is in the low 90s, and that of US blacks is around 85.

      No, being white doesn't make you smart, it just makes it more likely that you are.

      April 6, 2011 at 8:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kiki

      Stan, White and Black are races and Hispanic is an ethnicity that includes people of every race (including Black and White) and so your IQ example (aside from being total bull) makes zero sense.

      April 6, 2011 at 8:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • 12-21-12

      Hey Suzie, it also has to do with the fact that...(can I call you Suzie?), anyway most of the hispanics are catholics!

      And birth control is some kind of sin to them, even though child molestation among priests is okay.

      I wish the vatican would support all these hispanic babies their creating, instead of us hard working true Americans!

      April 6, 2011 at 8:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Stan

      Most Hispanics are mestizos, with a significant minority being tri-racial.

      Take a group of Hispanics of statistically meaningful size, and the average IQ will be significantly lower than that of a comparable white group.

      April 6, 2011 at 8:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • bannister

      Kiki – Stan is actually correct.

      Whites have an average IQ of 100, Blacks have an average IQ of 85 and Hispanics fall in-between, around 90ish. Read The Bell Curve or Race, Evolution and Behavior for more information on this.

      Yes, Hispanic is an ethnicity but it refers broadly to mixed race people from Central and South America. SOME of these people are pure white and SOME are pure black but MOST are part white and part black. Just as most of these "brown people" fall in-between the color spectrum between white and black, most of them fall in-between the IQ spectrum as well.

      te, it's just science. Re

      April 6, 2011 at 9:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • 12-21-12

      @ Stan

      Can you provide references to the data on IQ you've submitted? Thanks! I suppose the President of the United States has an IQ less than yours, right?

      April 6, 2011 at 9:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • CNN....uh...I thought you were for equality, not empowering racism.

      I believe that education has a huge role to play in birth rates. Fact: The less educated you are, the likelihood of you having more children is greater. I'm trying to come off as racist, and don't really care what race is a minority ( hell, maybe now whites can benefit from affirmative action)...Bottom line is that we are all "PEOPLE", it just tells me we need to improve education and living standards for ethnicity's other than whites.

      April 6, 2011 at 9:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Paul

      Hey now! Don't pick on Susan just because her statement wasn't written in 100% proper English. I'd much rather see all while girls like Susan walking down my street instead of gangs of hispanics and blacks (even if the white girls say "don't" in place of "doesn't").... It's just a prettier sight, not to mention the fact that white people are MUCH less prone to violence!

      April 6, 2011 at 9:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mechelle

      Basnnister: The book called The Bell Curve was proven wrong by many prominent psychologists and also the APA. So, no. I doubt your statistics are true.

      April 6, 2011 at 9:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • The Anti-Racialist Coalition

      @Wow. "In fact, I would say that there are plenty of white folks in the news these days that show just how stupid they are." I believe it's fair enough to say that there are plenty of dumb folks from all "races" that show how stupid they are.

      April 6, 2011 at 9:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • bannister

      12-21-12:

      Do a google search for these words: harbornet race

      Then click on the first link. This webpage gives an abbreviated breakdown of "Race, Evolution and Behavior" by Phillipe J Rushton. It includes statistical analysis, footnotes and even visual charts.

      The study of race science and human bio-diversity focuses on statistical AVERAGES. There are many smart people (and not-so-smart people) in every race. But ON AVERAGE, blacks have a lower IQ than whites who in turn, have a slightly lower IQ than Asians.

      Barack Obama is highly intelligent INDIVIDUAL who happens to be both black AND white equally.

      April 6, 2011 at 9:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kiki

      Your understanding of race and ethnicity is deeply flawed. Mestizo are generally not a mix of black and white but of white and Amerindian first of all. Where do Amerindians fall on your chart? Secondly, Hispanics as an ethnicity would fall with their individual race in IQ (if you buy into that paradigm). Whites who speak Spanish are not less intelligent than Francophone or Anglophones. As far as "most Hispanics being Mestizo" it depends where you are. El Salvador yes (90%) Argentina, no (11%)

      April 6, 2011 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • VenusDMilo

      Sorry Stan, I am Hispanic and my IQ is 160.

      April 6, 2011 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kiki

      Yeah, look up Rushton he is a well known racist whose sloppy methods, lack or veracity and skewed outcomes have been disavowed by respected academics the world over. His arguments have all the depth of graphene.

      April 6, 2011 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lee Oates

      Stan, since I am a psychologist who frequently gives IQ test (WISC, WAIS, etc), I think that I can safely say that you are totally wrong.

      April 6, 2011 at 9:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Frangible

      Whites have mediocre IQs, on average. Ashkenazi Jews have the highest IQs followed by Asians.

      Exceptions also occur, For example, Condi Rice has an IQ of 180, well above genius-level and Ashkenazi averages. Similar exceptions occur for whites, but on average, most do not fare so well.

      April 6, 2011 at 11:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • skipfrmdc

      ...this may work for you until one of your own comes home with one uf "us".

      April 18, 2011 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • skipfrmdc

      @stan
      ......my IQ is 165 and our kids are all over 140. I'm black,white & Souix, my wife is black,white and Portugese. You would do well to investigate instead of speculatesince your post indicates that you didn't receive any of the "white" IQ numbers. I do believe that bigots have an IQ in the minus numbers.

      April 18, 2011 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Andrew

    "White children are now in the minority among people under 18 in 10 U.S. states"
    ~and~
    "White children remain in the majority in 45 states"

    Sorry, did we gain 5 states, or can the author not add?

    April 6, 2011 at 7:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Secularosity

      ...Beat me to it. 😛

      April 6, 2011 at 7:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • SolarPowered

      I lol'd

      April 6, 2011 at 7:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • No

      haha agreed I was confused by that line

      April 6, 2011 at 7:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • David0

      Obama said, "Over the last 15 months, we’ve traveled to every corner of the United States. I’ve now been in 57 states? I think one left to go. " Maybe we have some unannounced states known only to special people.

      April 6, 2011 at 8:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Meme

      The article says "White children are now in the minority among people under 18 in 10 states and 35 metro areas".....metro areas are not states.....re-read the article.....clearly states it in the very first article....

      April 6, 2011 at 8:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • sharky

      Unless there was a correction made, where does it say 45 states?

      April 6, 2011 at 8:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • egrinberg

      Thanks for pointing out. Most of the time I can count, but somehow that line got fudged in the editing process. Thankfully, it's fixed now! My apologies.

      April 6, 2011 at 8:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • 12-21-12

      To those of you fellow caucasians questioning the white brethren that are slamming Obama, shame on you! No one needs a reference on Obamas claim of being to 57 states! Just the fact that one of the brethren said it should be enough! Damnation!

      April 6, 2011 at 9:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • bannister

      Andrew – do a google search for these words: harbornet race

      Then click on the first link. This webpage gives an abbreviated breakdown of "Race, Evolution and Behavior" by Phillipe J Rushton. It includes statistical analysis, footnotes and even visual charts.

      The study of race science and human bio-diversity focuses on statistical AVERAGES. There are many smart people (and not-so-smart people) in every race. But ON AVERAGE, blacks have a lower IQ than whites who in turn, have a slightly lower IQ than Asians.

      Barack Obama is highly intelligent INDIVIDUAL who happens to be both black AND white equally.

      April 6, 2011 at 9:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Funny

      Andrew – that is so funny!

      April 6, 2011 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Secularosity

    "White children remain in the majority in 45 states"
    Do we have 55 states now or did I miss something?
    And honestly, anyone who is afraid of this trend is a neolithic moron. Oh no, brown people!!!
    The US is becoming a giant cesspool of hatred disguised as conservatism and Christianity.

    April 6, 2011 at 7:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • sharky

      LOL yeah sure blame the religious and conservatives. Race now dictates religion? LOL Good luck with that. As for Conservatives, they do have non-white people there as well. But given let us look at oh say the white countries over in Europe, and Australia, then lets look at say Africa and South America, what places are having less of a problem?

      April 6, 2011 at 8:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • American

      Well it scares the hell out of me. I don't like having to press 2 for English. I don't like EVERYTHING in this country having to be available in Spanish. When my family immigrated, they learned the language here. They made an effort in order to achieve the American dream they chose to work for, and did very well. America doesn't "owe" you something, you have to work for it and want it. Yet these Hispanic people are immigrating illegally at 8 1/2 months pregnant, whelping an American citizen. There's something really wrong with that system. It was essential decades ago. Now it is just the goal of illegals.
      Now we're getting all of this mongrolization of the species! Enough! I'm tired of seeing these mixed kids, many of them not speaking english until they have to be taught it in school at our expense. The expense of the homeowners who pay school taxes. School taxes all over the country are going up. Why? Because of all of these Hispanic kids!

      April 6, 2011 at 9:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • 12-21-12

      WITE IS WRIGHT!

      April 6, 2011 at 9:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Paul

      And all this time I thought blacks were the problem! The real problem is our taco-eating pests that are growing in number faster than a super virus. These drug-using, hard-to-understand, violent people are plaguing our country!

      April 6, 2011 at 9:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bob

      You just accused other people of bigotry via a sweeping generalization? HAHAHAH!!! You are literally too stupid to insult. What an idiot.

      April 6, 2011 at 9:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • NPhxAz

      My kids go to school with ignorant, laraza racist 3rd world dope running maggots- I BET yours don't

      April 7, 2011 at 1:08 am | Report abuse |
    • Elm Sonbig

      Secularosity, you sound like just another anti-white saying "who cares about white children". It's always the same with you anti-whites – In your opinion, white children be damned.

      WHITES ARE THE MINORITY RACE ON PLANET EARTH, and we have been told for the last fifty years we must accept becoming minorities in everyone of our own countries as well, lest we be called a naziswhowanttokillsixmillionsjews.

      Why is the ongoing genocide of white children discussed so casually? Why is not the displacement, dispossession and assimilation of white children taken as a more serious subject for discussion? It seems the media are always talking about the continuing decline of white children in their own countries and every one seems ok with it?

      White children are only two percent of the world population. Diversity is a codeword for genocide of white children.

      Anti-racism is a codeword for anti-white.

      April 16, 2011 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Marv

    So we can end quotas, affirmative action, minority scholarships and college entrance bias now, right? No more discriminating for government jobs, fire dept, police; the race card is moot.

    Whew. Glad we got passed that, America!

    April 6, 2011 at 7:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • km

      Amen!!!!!!

      April 6, 2011 at 8:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ed

      Oh yes. Time to realize there is only one "race" – the human race.

      April 6, 2011 at 8:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pima

      Marv, you know that will never be true. A phrase has already been coined to keep giving privileges to those groups. Its call "under-represented."

      April 6, 2011 at 8:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • MostlyAmused

      Except that you forgot one thing, Marv. The increase is in child populations who cannot vote or fight for their rights. The problem is that, while there are less white people relatively speaking, the white males are still disproportionately in power and set the rules. Nine Latinos/Asians/Pacific Islanders/Blacks/women might apply for whatever but, if just ONE white male also applies, guess who gets the job.

      Affirmative action is still needed till around, say, 2023 (for kids) and 2042. At that point, whites will then start screaming they deserve the same programs they try to deny for others.

      (FYI–I'm white, have multiple degrees and receive ZERO federal aid. I work full time and have worked steadily since I was in junior high, a very LONG time ago.)

      April 6, 2011 at 8:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • 12-21-12

      YAHOO, NOW I KIN BE PREZIDENT!

      April 6, 2011 at 9:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • 12-21-12

      @ MostlyAmused

      You're a disgrace to your race!

      We don't need the truth here!!

      Are you wit us or agin us?

      Step foot in my trailer park an I'll learn ya a thin or 2.

      Wite is wright an dun't ya ferget it!

      April 6, 2011 at 9:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Paul

      Uhhh, Marv, ummm "past"? Glad we got "past" that, you mean!

      But I'm sure you PASSED the second grade, right? 🙂
      Okay, sorry. I'm past this now.

      April 6, 2011 at 9:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • NPhxAz

      But hisanics happen to be the most racist people on earth! Where are you from?

      April 7, 2011 at 1:04 am | Report abuse |
    • Baldheaded Foo

      sure, please tell the good ole boys to stop giving each other preferential treatment for jobs and promotions, the irish in NY and Chi to stop hiring other fire fighters just because they're irish and itialians in NY to stop hiring spaghetti dips for certain manual labor jobs in NY just because they could be casted for a mob movie. Also, maybe finally we can rid of the pay discrepancy that white men have enjoyed for the last several hundred years.

      May 7, 2011 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
  5. SolarPowered

    My daughter is so pale she looks like a white sheet, so yes, there are white people.

    April 6, 2011 at 7:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Anevay

      I miss seeing white people

      April 6, 2011 at 8:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Larry

      Then you would clearly understand how The Native American Indians felt. I'm pretty certain the Indians back then would have worked circles around the white man. ?

      After all, it was the white people that developed government subsidized benefits to other white people. The Hispanics weren't the ones that developed this process, nor were the 1st to use it by far. Thanks the white man for that.

      April 6, 2011 at 8:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Vince

      You are right on!!

      April 6, 2011 at 8:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mike

      Whites living by the sweat of their brow pioneered this country.

      Try removing your head from your lower regions some time.

      April 6, 2011 at 9:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Juan

      Well I suggest you do the same by looking at your lower backside region. Every race has had a hand building this country by the sweat of their brow. Ask the blacks what kept the south wealthy, their exploitation by lazy white plantation owners. They and they alone sacrificed their lives in slavery to keep the south afloat. How many chinese and hispanics worked the railroads? How many eastern europeans toiled in th factories and mines? Who puts fruits and salad on your table?

      April 6, 2011 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mike

      What I said still stands. White brain and brawn were the biggest factors in settling and building this country.

      And East Europeans were white the last time I checked.

      April 6, 2011 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Juan

      Sorry, but you said "sweat of their brow" not brain and brawn. So you think the rest didn't count and you did it all by yourselves?

      April 6, 2011 at 9:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Michelle

      E. Europeans were not considered white when they came here.

      Most people in America are and still are white so of course whites did "more" of the work. But it's by no means exclusive. Slavery existed for 400 years in North America including several of the founding fathers.

      April 6, 2011 at 9:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Riqyboy

      Let us also not forget who took the "Pioneers" across the United States.......Indians

      April 7, 2011 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Baldheaded Foo

      i think you meant to say white manipulation of other people is the backbone of this great country.

      May 7, 2011 at 5:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nadine

      Black people are one of the founding peoples of this country and we owe them a lot for its progress. It is our duty as White people to embrace all efforts to enhance a more harmonious ties with them. They are our brothers. On the other hand Hispanics are a blight and a curse on all of us (white and Black). Hispanics take in more than they contribute. Hispanics are a cancer that is spreading from the south like vermin and bringing along with them their effete unproductive culture of violence, drug trade and harlotry. Hispanics should never be granted U.S citizenship and only work permits should be issued so that they could work in our fields and perform all kinds of menial labor.

      April 6, 2011 at 10:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Educated Man

      I am a white American. My wife, Nicole, is mexican-American. I take great offense to what you are saying. Go to the LA Times website and read the names of the hundreds of american hispanic soldiers who have died in Iraq and Afganistan. They died for this country because they loved it.

      April 6, 2011 at 11:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tres

      YOU take offense to what people are saying really?!? Did you read your comment about native americans? I don't know what flea market you purchased your history book from but you know NOTHING about my tribes history. Indian wars were not like European wars. Indians didn't fight for property they fought for bravery in a custom called counting coup, that didn't involve death. My tribe has been in the Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Missouri basin since prehistoric times. I don't see any asian when I looked at my children. I also don't recall seeing any Indians forcing the Cherokees on the Trail of Tears. By the way, I'm Osage, and very proud of my rich, recorded history. I didn't see any native americans attacking hispanics on here, nor any native americans attacking anyone...so take your "great offense" and look in the mirror, uneducated man!!! And by your logic, everyone is an immigrant, I think occupying a land for ten of thousands of years... pretty much makes it yours.

      April 6, 2011 at 11:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • One Who Knows

      Maybe the Osage never killed anyone, but plenty were killed in the wars between the Crow and the Blackfoot. I know of one incident in what is now Wyoming where one tribe completely wiped out the other tribe's hunting party of over 100 braves.

      April 7, 2011 at 1:07 am | Report abuse |
    • Fearfighter1

      Will someone put something in Nadine's mouth..My zipper stuck.. What kind of garbage is this? There are good and bad in all people..No one race has the monopoly on ignorance but it seems like america is fastly becoming one of the most ignorant countries in the world. Damn.. Get educated people before it's to late.. I just read a mountain of research today... How's that TV of yours doing???

      April 6, 2011 at 11:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Not Surprised

      Nadine, I can only hope you strangely mean to be sarcastic.

      There truly are many good hispanic people. Ones that have come here legally, that pay their taxes, support their chosen government, even join the military, etc.. People we should be proud to have here, and people I am thrilled to call neighbors, friends and co-workers.

      The issue, if we are going to get into immigration, are people that come from other countries illegally and drain our benefits, prison system, schools, etc., only to insult the very country they're happy to take money from, and the very taxpayers whose money they use. Whether they come from Canada or Mexico, those criminals (yes, criminals. They came in ILLEGALLY and thus, broke the law) are the problem.

      April 7, 2011 at 12:12 am | Report abuse |
    • Trigster

      Hitler, is that you?

      April 7, 2011 at 12:45 am | Report abuse |
    • Global Citizen

      To Nadine,
      All humans are a cancer to this world including you, so Hispanics do not have hegemony on that area. If you think that the United States of America (or America for short as you like to call it, forgetting that the continent called America encompasses North, Central, and South America) belongs to whites and blacks, you are mistaken. Even though, Anglo-Saxons invaded this continent in the 1600s, after the Spaniard invasion of the late 1400s, and after destroying the native cultures and civilizations found here, you developed a very interesting experiment in your capitalist and democratic society. Sadly today, people such as yourself like to open your mouth without thinking or learning from the past. Hispanics are not a blight nor a cancer of the US; you have your head filled with stereotypes of Hispanics, but if you read proper information (instead of listening to right-wing propaganda, i.e. Rush Limbaugh, Fox News) you will understand that whites use most of those welfare services you speak of. Hispanics, as pointed by others above pay income taxes and if you think that illegal immigrants don't pay, how do you think they can get a job in places that require it (by using SSN that were sold to them by unscrupulous "citizens") they pay taxes and don't get a dime back. Also, you equate Hispanic with illegal immigrant and you are so wrong, you Hispanics because they are brown, have lots of kids, and what not, but so do all other ethnic or racial groups (all you need to do is look into major urban or extreme rural areas of the country). You should be ashamed to even think that Hispanics are only good for menial jobs; I wonder where you live since it appears you have not had contact with educated Hispanics (brown or otherwise). I pity your ignorance, but I know people like you will never learn or understand that the world is bigger than the United States.

      April 7, 2011 at 1:34 am | Report abuse |
    • GwT

      And then immigrant populations, whether Irish, Slavic, Chinese, Italian or African were exploited as low cost labor to build the rest.

      As to the subject, it's entirely possible that the prevalence of white women that don't want children, want relationships without the risk of the responsibility of pregnancy, preferring to have careers, toys and vacations instead of families, don't want nor need men to have children when they want to or just don't want real relationships could all have something to do with it all?

      April 6, 2011 at 9:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sophie

      So now it's the woman's fault if she doesn't wish to procreate? Men are confirmed bachelors who don't want to get married and no one thinks anything of it, but women are selfish if they want the same things?! Not everyone needs to have kids just to fulfill to racial quota. It's an individual decision which is the greatest thing about this country. Besides in a hundred years the U.S will be all mixed and everyone will look like JLO.

      April 18, 2011 at 7:02 am | Report abuse |
    • Frangible

      And by "pioneered" you mean traveled to lands already settled by the descendants of Asians who crossed the land bridge and actually pioneered it, right? I understand they have sweat glands as well.

      April 6, 2011 at 10:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Niklas

      living in a tent and being a Hunter/Gatherer is not pioneering a piece of land.

      April 6, 2011 at 11:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rv41

      White people brought civilization to the stone age in north america. Don't forget that.

      April 7, 2011 at 1:36 am | Report abuse |
    • Jonboy

      The sweat of their slaves, more like. You need to go back to the 8th grade and take that civil war class again, then realize it's only been 150 years ago. That may sound like a long time to you, but not for nation building.

      April 6, 2011 at 11:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Raul

      Surely you mean stole. As in California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, and Texas back in the mid 1800s. What goes around comes around, thank you for developing our land for us, time to move on.

      April 6, 2011 at 11:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • NPhxAz

      But you parasites are too stupid ti maintain a floating turd. What kind of future can LaRaza offer to ANY nation? Name one worth a damn.

      April 7, 2011 at 12:31 am | Report abuse |
    • David Batten

      Raul, you poor ignorant MSNBC watcher. The land you claim to have been stolen was paid for by the US to Mexico during the enactment of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. Check it out on Wikipedia, if you have a computer.

      April 23, 2011 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Billy

      we had to, your people apparently couldn't, and by the likes of most Mexican states, and still can't.

      June 5, 2011 at 10:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Frank

      Yup... that's why there were 4 million slaves in the 1860 census. That's why so many farm workers are hispanic or illegal. That's why we ship good jobs over seas... so that this country could be built on the sweat of the White Man's brow.

      I'm not saying white people don't/didn't work hard. But for you to insinuate that the rest of the minorities in the country leach off of whites... well, that simply flies in the face of basic common sense.

      April 7, 2011 at 12:44 am | Report abuse |
    • MostlyAmused

      Bulls hit! The Spanish and Italians were here 100 years before the English. Most of the colonized areas were Hispanic/Latino before someone in Great Britain decided they wanted a piece of the action.

      April 7, 2011 at 1:04 am | Report abuse |
    • em_deville

      you mean the sweat of their SLAVES' brow don't you?

      April 7, 2011 at 1:23 am | Report abuse |
    • Riqyboy

      This country was pioneered way before the whites even got here.

      April 7, 2011 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jokester

      The only reason whites suceeded at stealing everyone else's land is because they brought guns and diseases. That is the very simple truth of it all.

      April 8, 2011 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jamie

      SLAVES, living by the sweat of their brows, often tortured, always denied the rights to a family, an education, freedom, built this country. To believe anything else is to lie to yourself big time.

      April 11, 2011 at 6:50 am | Report abuse |
    • Aaron

      what about all the black gangsters murdering and assaulting innocent white people lets just let em off because life on welfare and cocaine is hard

      July 14, 2011 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • jowicr

      Are you talking about the Native Americans who taught us to farm through tough Winters or are you talking about the Asians who built the railroad so we could move food around?

      April 18, 2011 at 2:28 am | Report abuse |
    • Fascinated1

      Despite prevailing stereotype, Whites, not Blacks, collect greatest share of public aid dollars.

      April 6, 2011 at 9:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Alex White

      Now term the numbers per capita within race and your argument falls apart.

      April 6, 2011 at 9:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bob

      Percentage wise that's not true...try googling the word "percentage" before you share your idiotic beliefs with us

      April 6, 2011 at 9:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • msmith

      Ironically they also represent 72% of the population too genius...

      April 6, 2011 at 9:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • FFFF

      Quite wrong my friend. Overall numbers yes. However 70% of blacks receive some sort gov't aid or social service.....70% that is huge. followed by latinos. So Not to mention that 1 out of every 3 black males has had some sort interaction with the law or criminal record.

      April 6, 2011 at 10:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • ValBushido

      Please state your sources.

      April 7, 2011 at 12:59 am | Report abuse |
    • em_deville

      can you cite where you got that %70 number of blacks receiving government assistance, and be specific. Or did you just make that up off the top of your head? I bet I know hundreds of black people and not a single one of them get government assistance other than social security that they earned by working all their lives. Stop letting charlatans like Limbaugh and Beck do your thinking for you and educate yourself.

      April 7, 2011 at 1:34 am | Report abuse |
    • Sandy

      Pedro is 100% correct. I do not know one white person who is a custodian or a janitor. And I am white. I remember at one of my jobs, there was a beautiful African-American lady who worked long hours to clean our building. She used the money she earned to send all three of her children to college. One is going to become a doctor. This woman worked harder than anyone in the building. Yet she always had a smile on her face and never complained. I resent it when people put down African Americans and characterize them as lazy. I often think of Renita and what a great inspiration she is to people of all races.

      April 7, 2011 at 3:46 am | Report abuse |
    • Bill

      Well I know several, Sandy you must live in a very exclusive area.... Look, there are lazy people in all walks of life and there are people that make statements that are not clearly defined, AND there are people like you that generalize every comment and take offense....

      April 8, 2011 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • rcgb

      umm i think not drive to any ward

      April 7, 2011 at 12:35 am | Report abuse |
    • Clint

      That is an outright lie.
      When stating crime and public assistance figures the government classify Latinos as white.

      Look it up and don't just parrot what you see and hear at msnbc.

      April 7, 2011 at 9:33 am | Report abuse |
    • marc300

      Whites already know that they do but it's always been better to point your finger at others than at yourself.

      July 10, 2011 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • MostlyAmused

      So your assumption STARTS with the myth that only white people pay taxes, so you are wrong off the block. EVERYONE pays taxes, including the "illegals" and the blacks (which is what you are hinting at). They pay taxes on rental properties, gas, clothing, food (including regular groceries in some states), utilities, entertainment, etc., etc., etc. There are far more "sneaky" taxes than the straight federal taxes you must be referring to.

      Funny thing, if someone uses a bogus Social Security number works and has taxes withheld, they never get that money back. It goes into fund paying for Grandma's benefits. On the other hand, almost 50% of the legal inhabitants of our fair nation filing a 1040 not only have ZERO tax liability, they often get back MORE than they originally paid for the year (go look up that story about the couple who got back $52K on a $39K annual salary).

      Any couple with more than two kids–white, black, brown or purple with orange polka dots–needs to have someone tell them about this wonderful invention called "birth control". I think God/Allah/Yahweh/FSP would be good with a curtailment to that whole "be fruitful and multiply" rule. When He/She/It said it, there were theoretically only two people on the planet and they did their job. Now we can stop.

      April 6, 2011 at 9:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • jupe

      And a disproportionate number -- to say the least -- of those not paying federal income/payroll taxes are non-white.

      April 6, 2011 at 9:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Vivi

      @MostlyAmused
      I couldn't have said it better myself 🙂 At least there are a few intelligent people left in this world .....

      April 6, 2011 at 10:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • U CON SUCKS

      You're intentions are altruistic. I am not looking at it through the mirror of race, but not everyone pays taxes. In fact, less than 50% of the population pays income tax. The system is really unfair to those who work their asses off.

      April 6, 2011 at 11:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • UH60L

      Income taxes require a social security number, which you can't get if your illegal.

      April 6, 2011 at 11:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ayn

      Except, of course most employers of illegal labor file taxes for illegal workers with a fake SSN, and pay taxes all year which they then are unable to file a return for resulting in a net gain for the Fed. Really all we need to do is allocate the amount of this overage to the border states whose emergency rooms, public schools, and social services are feeling the extra burden, and the problem is solved with money to spare. But OMG BROWN PEOPLE!!!

      May 12, 2011 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |
    • Shirley

      Wrong Dude!! Just how are illegals paying taxes?? Illegally perhaps??? Under a false name and SS#. GET RID OF THEM! We cannot afford to support them anymore. AND in my area drugs are being brought in by gangs and guess what...when I see those little idiots they all look pretty dark to me...

      May 26, 2011 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Not Proud to be American

      God/Yahweh/Al'Lah/etc., etc., etc. bless you. The world truly needs more people with your honest insight!

      Except, by "more people," I don't mean procreate. Maybe adopt?

      Ever feel like tax money should be spent spaying and neutering ignorant Americans? If only...

      July 14, 2011 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chuck in Jasper Georgia

      I miss seeing thin and healthy people. Look around there are more lard butts around than thin physically fit people be they white, brown, black, yellow, red, or polka dotted. Thin people are the minority in this country.

      April 6, 2011 at 9:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Erin

      Totally! People need to eat less and move more

      April 6, 2011 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Not Surprised

      Better a lard-ass than a dumb-ass, Chuck. Why don't you head on down to your local McD's and whine for awhile.

      April 6, 2011 at 11:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cris

      Indeed they are; for my age & gender I am in the 2nd percentile because I am thin. Now, I've always been thin & healthy I just ended up in this tiny minority group because everyone else is getting fatter. Can't tell you how often I hear 'why are you skinny'...next time this is uttered I may replay 'WHY AREN'T YOU?'

      April 7, 2011 at 12:31 am | Report abuse |
    • riley

      I have been asked if I am anorexic...uh my BMI is 20.1. But, I guess when the majority in my state are obese I look anorexic to them.

      April 7, 2011 at 12:53 am | Report abuse |
    • georjetset

      really! fat people are taking over! Hopefully when peak food happens everyone will thin down again.

      April 7, 2011 at 1:17 am | Report abuse |
    • Jessi

      You are so right! People need to take better care of themselves!! I think being severely overweight shows lack of control. He who conquers himself is greater than he that conquers a city.

      April 9, 2011 at 12:30 am | Report abuse |
    • Kristy

      Totally agree. Who cares what color your skin is? The only thing that matters is that you can lead a healthy life.

      April 26, 2011 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tim

      That's the problem. The government as you say siphoned off from us to subsidize them, and you don't see a dime back for that investment. Yet Politicians, banks, major store owners profit from it. A small less then 1% while the 99% of us have to suffer.

      It's a bad deal.

      April 7, 2011 at 12:39 am | Report abuse |
    • skipfrmdc

      What an ignorant theory. It's people like this that are the real racial problem today. This article underscores the reason for their fear and loathing of non-whites, they tend to think we are some kind of "other Americans"....SAD!

      April 18, 2011 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Baldheaded Foo

      tell white women to stop being so selfish with their "careers"

      May 7, 2011 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jeff

      Me too, Anevay, me too. But, you know we will be tagged as "racists" for saying this. 😦

      July 10, 2011 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
    • Jeff

      Me too, Anevay, me too. Unfortunately, we will be tagged as"racists" for saying this.

      July 10, 2011 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Frankie

      Ill bet you do, they are scarce between 8 and 5!!!!!!!!!! THEY WORK FOR LIVING!

      July 14, 2011 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Logan9773

      Yeah, now that were minorities, were going to have to think up some racist names for ourselves. That way, we can blame all our problems on the majority, like they did to us for centuries. I like "ghosts" myself.

      And I'm still waiting for my welfare check!

      July 14, 2011 at 7:11 pm | Report abuse |
  6. No

    Shut up. It's not a derogatory term, it's just a word that has been used for many years, just like the term blacks. The political correctness in today's world is complete BS

    April 6, 2011 at 7:57 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Zack

    stfu david. im olive skinned.

    April 6, 2011 at 7:58 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Jennifer

    Damm cry baby minorities

    April 6, 2011 at 7:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • 12-21-12

      @ Jennifer

      She's not referring to the "White children in the minority in 10 states" part!

      Git er dun!

      April 6, 2011 at 9:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Baldheaded Foo

      You mean damn cry baby women? nobody cries more than american women, blaming men for every SINGLE thing that goes wrong in their lives, including a hangnail. Most american women would never make it outside the US without their special privileges they get just for being born female. white women, particularly, have never had to break a sweat a day in their lives.

      May 7, 2011 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Alex

    Since scholarships and other benefits are reserved for ethnic minorities any children of inter-racial parents will be declared as non-white when they could go either way.

    April 6, 2011 at 8:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ed

      Interesting point. I'm white, my wife is Asian. When our son was born, the nurse (Hispanic) insisted we check "Asian" on the birth record because in her words, "a child who doesn't have two white parents can't be white." He started calling himself "white" when he was 3, based solely on skin tone; he calls his mother "brown", especially in the summer when she gets pretty dark, but calls most of her lighter-skinned Asian friends "white". From the perspective of a small child, skin color is no more important than hair color or eye color. Maybe we could all take a lesson from that.

      April 6, 2011 at 8:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • MS

      Actually it's the opposite. I'm telling my half-Asian half-white kids to say they're white so they will have an easier time getting into college

      April 6, 2011 at 8:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • EC

      It's actually easier to get into college as a minority. It's easier to pay for it as well. There are 1000's of minority scholarships and school programs to assist them in college, that are available to everyone except white children. They actually teach in college diversity classes that white people could never be discriminated against becasue they were all born privelaged.

      April 6, 2011 at 8:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Michelle

      Most scholarships have nothing to do with race. Legacy has a much bigger issue into getting into college. And many schools no longer have affirmative action if you want to whine about it. All of my white friends got into the colleges of their choice. I guess my white friends are smarter than you.

      April 6, 2011 at 10:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • lizzy10

      Kids get into college with good grades, service in the community and just plain hard work. When the question of race is on a form I'll say either human or no thanks I'm way too tired. I usually get lots of remarks about that.

      April 6, 2011 at 10:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Emily

      The OP is correct; many scholarships are reserved for minority children and whites are ineligible for them.

      April 7, 2011 at 2:06 am | Report abuse |
  10. mellie

    "White Children in the Minority in 10 States" + "White children remain in the majority in 45 States" = What?

    a) bad math
    b) some children are simultaneously white and non-white
    c) someone went and added 5 States to the Union
    d) other

    April 6, 2011 at 8:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chris

      The answer is "B". It is getting hared for people to pick a check box.

      April 6, 2011 at 8:20 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Idgaf

    Thanks for the heads up, at least I know 10 states now that I won't be moving to for the sake of my child's safety.

    April 6, 2011 at 8:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Secularosity

      What state do you live in? Remind me never to go there.

      April 6, 2011 at 8:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • UNCG NURSE

      Ignorance!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      April 6, 2011 at 8:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • MostlyAmused

      @ Secularosity> Seriously LMAO!

      April 6, 2011 at 8:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jean Luc

      I have no biases, but Idgaf is correct. Just look at the stats from wikipedia: Comprising 12.4% of the general population, blacks accounted for 38.2% of the prison population in 2009.

      Hispanics comprised 20.7% of those incarcerated in 2009. According to DOJ 2009 data, black non-Hispanic males were incarcerated at the rate of 4,749 inmates per 100,000 U.S. residents of the same race and gender. Whites were incarcerated at a rate of 708 inmates per 100,000 U.S. residents. Hispanic males were incarcerated at the rate of 1,822 inmates per 100,000 U.S. residents).

      April 6, 2011 at 8:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • bon

      Thank you IDGAF. Texas has enough ignorant racists already. With increasing numbers of minorities, the state of Texas might advance beyond its current neanderthal status. OOps. I forgot. According to the state board of education, neanderthals never existed.

      April 6, 2011 at 8:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Martha

      You are one of the ignorant, uneducated racists I would NEVER put up with.

      April 6, 2011 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • NPhxAz

      See why we passed 1070? Of course you do.

      April 7, 2011 at 1:02 am | Report abuse |
    • skipfrmdc

      .........since mine is among them I thank you for not moving here. I wonder how your children will fare in the world you are preparing them for (all white) when it no longer exists. There are all white enclaves in many states so isolating yourselves from the ineveitable is an option. Then there are lots of "White" contries you could emigrate to say, Iceland or Norway although you'll find they are heavily infected with the tolerance you seem to be sorely lacking.

      April 18, 2011 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
  12. bubba99

    Well, would the stats any different were we to count only US citizens and legal immigrants? Probably so.

    April 6, 2011 at 8:04 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Erik

    "Not surprisingly, most of the states that experienced growth in populations of minority children are the ones where white children are in the minority: California, Nevada, New Mexico, Arizona, Texas, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Mississippi and Maryland."

    And 7 of those 10 states are among the 15 most crime ridden. http://www.walletpop.com/2010/04/05/most-dangerous-states-crime-rankings-for-2010/

    I'm sure it's just a coincidence.

    April 6, 2011 at 8:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • KCM

      It is

      April 6, 2011 at 8:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan

      People who can't be bothered with other countries immigration laws are probably unlikely to bother with other annoying laws that get in the way of what they want either.

      April 6, 2011 at 8:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Greenie in PA

      Nope. Not a coincidence.

      April 6, 2011 at 8:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • vence

      that's to make you scare. Just go and never came back.

      April 6, 2011 at 9:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • skipfrmdc

      ....if it was a coincedence I'm sure you would be the last to point it out. Try operating on your theory and you'll find that White people commit as much if not more crime than anyone else. It's been prooven that the incarceration rate for non-whites is unbalanced because whites don't go to jail with the certainty that minorities do......and ,BTW, try finding some ststistic on how many minorities are just like everyone else.....PEOPLE!

      April 18, 2011 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jeff

      Hey, skipfrmdc, replaying to bigotry with more bigotry really does not prove your point.

      July 10, 2011 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
  14. eM

    Do European-American Hispanics not count as "white" for the purposes of this piece?

    What percentage of one's ancestry need be European-American for one to be considered "white"?

    Are Italians white? Are Greeks white? Are Caucasian Arabs white?

    April 6, 2011 at 8:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • KeithTexas

      That is a good question. My wife is always recognized as Mexican American, I am always assumed to be white when by ancestry I have more Spanish and Mexican ancestors than she does. But both of our families have been in North America for over 600 years so figuring out “what we are” might be a bit difficult.

      April 6, 2011 at 9:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rv41

      Um, Keith, you might want to re-check your math. 600 years? So both of your families came over almost 100 years before Columbus? I would guess you need to drop a zero.

      April 7, 2011 at 1:46 am | Report abuse |
  15. Davis Todd

    I hope the Tea Party plans on doing something about this.

    April 6, 2011 at 8:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jupe

      No, they're too busy claiming the legacy of MLK to do anything that might actually help whites.

      April 6, 2011 at 8:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • skipfrmdc

      ......They do. That's why I renewed my NRA membership.

      April 18, 2011 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
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