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    That's not how demographers view it, including the Census Bureau:

    In the 2010 Census, just over one-third of the U.S. population reported their race and ethnicity as something other than non-Hispanic White alone. This group, referred to as the "minority" population for this report, increased from 86.9 million to 111.9 million between 2000 and 2010 (see Table 11). This represented a growth of 29 percent over the decade. The non-Hispanic White alone population also grew over the decade, from 194.6 million to 196.8 million; however, growth was relatively slow for this population (1 percent).
    "Hispanic" is considered an ethnicity, not a race, so anyone identifying as Hispanic on the Census has to pick another race. They could pick white, they could pick black, they could pick other, they could pick more than one. But you have to pick something. And generally speaking, only non-Hispanic whites are considered non-minority in this country.

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    by David Nir on Thu Aug 29, 2013 at 09:04:06 AM PDT

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