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I know I will be 72 years old in 2050, (hell guess I can run for Prez then), but I did find this article fascinating.  Here are some tidbits.

•Nearly one in five Americans will have been born outside the USA vs. one in eight in 2005. Sometime between 2020 and 2025, the percentage of foreign-born will surpass the historic peak reached a century ago during the last big immigration wave. New immigrants and their children and grandchildren born in the USA will account for 82% of the population increase from 2005 to 2050.

•Whites who are not Hispanic, now two-thirds of the population, will become a minority when their share drops to 47%. They made up 85% of the population in 1960.

•Hispanics, already the largest minority group, will more than double their share of the population to 29%.

•Blacks will remain 13% of the population. Asians will go to 9% from 5%.

We will start to see how this effects the Democratic Party in 2010, when the black US Reps districts are redrawn in California, TX and other states.  We saw this battle erupt a little when they had the special election to replace the late US Rep. McDonald.  There is more to Shelia Jackson-Lee and Maxine Waters supporting Hillary Clinton than meets the eye.  There districts are becoming more and more hispanic everyday.  

My question is how will this effect blacks and their views on illegal immigration.  I'm not talking about the everyday blacks like myself, I'm talking the elitist black politicians who political careers will face serious peril.  Let's be honest, I don't care how blacks try to cater to hispanics, eventually they will want their own to represent them.  So I gather you will start to see the Congressional Black Caucus try to work closely with the Hispanic Caucus...because the Congressional Black Caucus numbers will start to decrease as early as 2010.

I never would have thought I would live to see the day where South Central, Watts, Comptom would all become majority hispanic...but it has and we see the numerous of conflicts that exist there.  You have blacks who want to have turf and power, but they are badly outnumbered.  It will very interesting to see what will happen when hispanics move into Harlem, which they are....and God forbid they move into the Chocolate City itself, Washington, DC.  

Of course these are just stats, but this is truly amazing.

Originally posted to JustinL on Mon Feb 11, 2008 at 12:14 PM PST.

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