The 2020 Census - Is There Cause For Concern?
September 6, 2021
The 2020 Census reveals the White majority in decline. What future effect will this have on America, her people, and society?
On August 12, the U.S. Census Bureau released its survey data that included redistricting for redrawing congressional, legislative, and local district boundaries, and also a population breakdown by a number of groups including ethnicity and race. The current population of the United States as of August 01 is 333,241,357 which is a 7.4% increase from 2010; with 86% of the population living in Metro areas that saw most of the growth, especially in the south and west.
The Bureau stated, in part, that “Our nation is growing slower than it used to, the decline is evident at the local level where about 52% of the counties saw their population decrease from the 2010 Census.” The largest county in America is Los Angeles with a population of10 million, and the largest city is New York with 8.8 million. Of the 384 metro areas, 312 recorded population growth since the 2010 Census, with 72 showing a decline.
What is a significant change is how the White population has seen a decrease of 8.6% since 2010. Although it is still the majority at 204.3 million people identifying according to the Census as “White Alone (60.3%), with 235.4 million reported White alone or in combination with another group.” Another major change is in the multi-racial population which in 2010 was reported at 9 million, and is now in 2020 at 33.8 million, a 276% increase.
The Black population, the second-largest racial group in America, was reported at 46 million (13.4%) whereas the Black and multiracial combined was 49.9 million (15%). The next largest racial group was Asians alone or in combination with, at 24 million (5.9%), followed by American Indian and Alaskan Native at 9.7 million (1.3%), and Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander 1.5 million. The Latino or Hispanic population can include people of any race, was recorded at 62.1 million (18.5%), which was a 23% increase since 2010.
By now I guess your mind is exhausted with all these numbers, percentages, increases and decreases, racial groups alone, or multiracial, but I have only concentrated on what I believe is information most of us would look for, and have only skimmed the surface of the Census Bureau's report. And as you will note there is a significant change, but there is one category in particular that there may be cause for concern.
America is a product of Western Civilization; her roots run deep. The seed was planted centuries ago in the soil of the European continent, and from it there grew a different kind of harvest, not of grain or wheat or corn, but a great nation and people. The descendants of the West left their ancestral land and journeyed across an ocean, and took with them their traditions, faith, and desire to begin a new and better life. And this they achieved in a new land, from the seed that was planted long ago.
Over the last 245 years, America and her people have excelled through the attribution of Western culture. Science, music, art, invention, innovation, and individual responsibility, these were all essential elements along with the Judeo-Christian ethic and the Democratic Republic that are the foundation of a great and exceptional nation that has inspired and changed the world.
The people who first engineered and directed this nation on its path to greatness were of the Caucasian race, which has maintained the majority status over time. This is not to diminish the native people that originally inhabited these lands, but it was the European immigrant that over time established the institutions and created and developed the system of government, economics, and capitalism.
Post Modern America is a divided nation, ideologically, politically, culturally, and racially. There doesn’t seem to be an answer to this serious and daunting dilemma any time soon. I believe the one stabilizing element in the many crises we face - and this is aside from the fact that what I speak of is today the object of much disdain and criticism by certain groups - are white people.
This begs the question, is the revelation in the 2020 Census that the white population is diminishing a harbinger of a future that some might consider as cause for concern. As I stated previously, America is a product of Western Civilization, and its descendants and their contributions have changed the world. The question is, if those who might eventually assume the majority, now the minority, do not accept and believe in the values, traditions, and institutions, the Judeo-Christian ethic that is the foundation of this great exceptional nation, will the America we know and love cease to exist, and fade into the mists of history and time?
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