The US Census Burea predicts that whites will no longer be the majority population by 2042.
This means that folks who are now minorities will have to get used to the idea of being the majority.
It is projected that Hispanics will be the largest population group. By 2050 Hispanics will make up a third of the US population. Blacks numbers will remain steady and Asians will see significant growth.
Not much is said about Indians.
The Guardian UK says that whites are projected to "lose population" in the 2020s and 2030s. This will be the first time in American history that this happens.
So what are we to make of these projections?
Will racism disappear as white people get settled into minority status? What will Affirmative Action look like when white people are a minority? Will white people become the "Other" in post-post colonial theory?
More importantly, will the US still exist in 2042? ;0)
I don't make much out of these projections. Demographic shifts will not alter the domination of whiteness as an institutional system (see post-apartheid South Africa if you think I'm jiving).
I have long maintained, as some attentive students from my infamous "Racism" course at PSU will attest, that whiteness does not need white people to persist.
Whiteness is institutionalized in the socio-institutional fiber of the US.
Whites do not, therefore, have to be in the majority for their privileges and power to persist. It is also quite apparent that even a Black president is not to be feared.
Whites will not disappear because whiteness is the ideological and institutional software that powers and runs the US.