The tipping point has been reached.
American racism is not yet dead but it will be in my children’s lifetime. Thank goodness.
Fact: “The new estimates show that nearly four of 10 Americans identify with a race or ethnic group other than white, and suggest that the 2010 to 2020 decade will be the first in the nation’s history in which the white population declined in numbers.”
Fact: “In 1967, when miscegenation laws were overturned in the United States, 3% of all newlyweds were married to someone of a different race or ethnicity. Since then, intermarriage rates have steadily climbed. By 1980, the share of intermarried newlyweds had about doubled to 7%. And by 2015 the number had risen to 17%.”
Fact: “It has been an ongoing trend for nearly two decades – while the total number of students in American public schools has risen, the percentage of those students who are white has steadily fallen. According to the Pew Research Center, in 1997, over 63 percent of the 46.1 million U.S. public school students were white. Today, white students comprise just 49.7 percent of the 50 million students enrolled.”
Fact: “In total, 124 of the 535 voting House and Senate members are Black, Latinx, Asian/Pacific Islander or Native American. That’s a significant increase from just 20 years ago, when the 107th Congress had 63 members of minority groups.”
As I said, the tipping point has been reached and diversity in America is increasing to a point that racism will decline and become unsustainable in American culture.
Having said that, the battle cries of, by, and for racism are loud and in your face at the moment. The attempts to overturn the election results, the attempts to steal the vote from people and give it to politicians, and the efforts to oust anyone from their party that doesn’t support vote control efforts is astonishing!
While some people may always be racist, the force of racism has been reduced ever since the Civil Rights Act of 1964. It will cease to be a factor in American society in my children’s lifetime.
That is a fact-in-waiting.