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America’s Changing Demographic Landscape: New Projections from the Census Bureau

William H. Frey

America’s population is growing more racially diverse and, in 30 years, the nation will have a new majority—a majority composed of minorities. New projections from the Census Bureau suggest that the country’s white population is shrinking as the number of minorities rapidly grows. Senior Fellow William Frey says this change presents both challenges and opportunities to education policies, employment and politics. We should start preparing for the shift soon, he says.

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