Growth of minorities helping keep U.S. afloat

“Due to immigration, a combination of more deaths and fewer births among whites and an explosion of minority births, the U.S. is poised to be a majority-minority country sooner than predicted,” the Brookings Institution noted. Minorities are already the majority in three states – Texas, New Mexico and California. And minorities are the majority among children younger than 5 in 11 other states. William Frey of Brookings said that the United States is fortunate to have this growth of minorities. Otherwise, it would be like some European countries in which the population is declining. “Younger minorities are helping us stay afloat,” he said.