Can You Say, 'Bienvenidos'?
Maybe the real fear is more visceral than that. Maybe it's that you don't have to extrapolate immigration and fertility rates very far into the future to see an America in which minorities — Hispanic, African and Asian Americans — are a majority. To put it another way: an America in which whites join the rest of us as just another minority. That's already the case in our two most populous states, California and Texas, according to the Census Bureau, with others including New York, Arizona and Florida likely to follow soon.
Don't freak out, folks. It's not the end of the world. You might ask your black neighbors for advice on how to cope.