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The Republican: “In Western Massachusetts, majority-minority breakdown reflects latest U.S. numbers”

Susan Strate, Population Program Manager in the Economic and Public Policy Research group at the UMass Donahue Institute was quoted extensively in a Republican article which looked how recent U.S. census figures correlate to population statistics in Western Massachusetts.

Recent census findings show that for the first time, the number of Hispanic and non-white children under the age of 1 is greater than the number of white, non-Hispanic children in the U.S. Population estimates show that last year, 50.4 percent of children younger than 1 were Hispanic, black, Asian, or other minorities. By 2042, non-Hispanic whites will be in the nation’s minority.

Strate has seen this trend reflected in Springfield and Holyoke, where growth in the number of minorities outpaces that of non-hispanic whites. At the same time, she believes increasing diversity has made the issue of ethnic and racial identity increasingly complex and anticipates a day when the entire subject of race will be looked at differently.

“Basically, as a trend, America is becoming more and more diverse.”

Read article: In Western Massachusetts, majority-minority breakdown reflects latest U.S. numbers

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