New census figures reveal that for the first time, the majority of babies born in the U.S. are now minorities – a change that could reshape the American social order.
Currently, non-Hispanic whites make up less than half of all children under 3. In 1990, that figure stood at 60%.
In 12 states – New York and New Jersey among them – the white population among children younger than 5 is less than 50%, the figures showed.
Seven more states are expected to see a similar flip in “minority-majority” status in the next decade.