Minorities make up 85 percent of U.S. population growth

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    Census figures point to sizable gains for Hispanics as states prepare to redraw political map
    By Hope Yen (CP)

    WASHINGTON — Racial minorities accounted for roughly 85 per cent of U.S. population growth over the last decade — one of the largest shares ever, with Hispanics counting for a large share of the gain.

    Preliminary census estimates also suggest the number of multiracial Americans jumped roughly 20 per cent since 2000, to over 5 million.

    The findings, based on fresh government survey data, offer a glimpse into 2010 census results that are being released on a state-by-state basis beginning this week. New Jersey, Mississippi, Virginia and Louisiana are the first to receive the data, which will be used in the often contentious process of redrawing political districts based on growing populations and racial makeup.

    The Canadian Press: Census figures point to sizable gains for Hispanics as states prepare to redraw political map
     
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    The browning of America.

    Some fear it , it means nothing.

    People are people
     
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    FYI the native population of the United States achieved ZERO POPULATION GROWTH waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay back in the late 1960s.

    So most of our population growth since that time is the result of LEGAL IMMIGRATION.

    Read recently that 1 out of every 8 American citizens was born in another country.

    So we can blame America for many things, folks, but over-populating the world with our progeny is clearly NOT one of those things.

    No nation on earth has taken in so many legal immigrants as the USA, folks.
     
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    Wow, that gives Republicans lots and lots of new people to hate.

    Let's see. We already had feminists, gays, blacks, Hispanics, Muslims, atheists, college professors and scientists.

    I heard rumors "Sikhs" were next, but it was only a rumor.
     
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    "We already had..." :confused:

    You just gave yourself away troll.

    Besides, you should know "Sihks are Indians and a large percentage of them are Scientists! And as you always point out "Republicans hate Science".

    PWNED!! :lol: :lol: :lol:
     
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    This shows how the inequality in the distribution of wealth is affecting the makeup of this country

    If we paid minorities more money they could spend more time posting on message boards rather than making babies
     
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    Not much surprise there.
     
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    A double reason for Republicans to hate them. Maybe they are next.
     

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