Blog Post | Diversity Explosion

New minority growth is occurring ‘just in time’

April 22, 2015, William H. Frey

As the waves from the nation’s “Diversity Explosion” ripple out, young generations of new minorities—Hispanics, Asians, and multiracial American—are interacting with older minorities and white Americans in their pursuit of opportunities in a country that is in dire need of more youth. As the management textbooks might say, the growth of young, new minority populations from recent immigration and somewhat higher fertility is providing the country with a “just in time” demographic infusion as the largely white U.S. population continues to age.

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