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America’s White Majority Is Declining. How Will Power Shift, and in Whose Favor?

America’s White Majority Is Declining
America’s White Majority Is Declining

On this episode of democracy-ish, our hosts are “coming to you live from the United States of America, now featuring fewer white people than ever before,” says Toure.

“It's the future,” Danielle intones.

  • The 2020 Census results are in: The white population of America is declining, and the nation is on track to become “majority minority” sooner than expected. The biggest growth was among the Latinx population.

  • What do these changing demographics mean for our country, especially Black Americans?

  • Can Black communities maintain their political capital as Brown communities (which do not vote as a bloc in the same way) grow and develop more power as well?

This week, the U.S. Census Bureau released the results of its 2020 survey. The biggest headline? For the first time ever, the white population of our nation has declined, “partly due to millennials having fewer babies and opioids taking out more people than expected,” Toure explains.