Minorities to pass whites as the nation’s majority population in 30 years
WASHINGTON — White people will no longer make up a majority of Americans by 2043, according to census projections. That’s part of a historic shift that already is reshaping the nation’s schools, workforce and electorate, and is redefining long-held notions of race.
The official projection, released Wednesday by the Census Bureau, now places the tipping point for the white majority a year later than previous estimates, made before the impact of the economic downturn was fully known.
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