The United States (U.S) has benefited from the waves of immigrants in the last decade alone, which has resulted in a changing landscape both demographically and racially speaking. The new book released by the Pew Research Center offers conclusive evidence on what are the future challenges facing the nation and how to modernize its way of life.
The driver behind these transformational changes indirectly has been the immigration engine. The new multi-colored America is going to experience a decline in the population for the white race. Meanwhile, the new face of the U.S will be 43 percent white by 2060 and with this demographic shift Hispanics and Asians will become the new majority.
''Our intricate new racial tapestry is being woven by the more than 40 million immigrants who have arrived since 1965, about half of them Hispanics and nearly three-in-ten Asians'' according to the Pew findings.
Besides the driving force of immigration intermarriage has contributed to America's changing racial makeup. From 1900 to about 1960 immigrants were of European descent. From the sixties up until today, 50 percent of immigrants have come from Latin America shifting the trend and future projections for the country.
"Attitudes about interracial in erratic marriage our survey ship you have shown that for that particular group for boomers there's a sense that generation erratic marriage is a good thing, "said Director of Hispanic Research Mark Lopez. "That's really quite interesting because today particularly the Millenials they're much more diverse much more likely to have for perhaps a mixed-race are missed mixed ethnicity heritage.
The proof that America has changed racially speaking look at some of the most well-known celebrities. What does Derek Jeter, Cameron Diaz, Halle Berry, Bruno Mars, Apolo Ohno, Norah Jones, Selena Gomez and Tiger Woods have in common? They have a diverse background and they are truly the representation for the new melting pot taking place.
The implications of these immigration trends serve as evidence that America will have to adjust its political and economic policies to house the shifting demographics. The question that remains to be answered yet is how the American political arena will pass meaningful legislation (economic and immigration) reform that meets the demand of all of these different ethnic groups integrating into the American way of life.