Heaven forfend I should sounds like Pat Buchanan, but . . .

Go forth and enjoy copious amounts of marriage-bed procreative sex, (white) people: The year 2042 isn’t far off!

White people will no longer make up a majority of Americans by 2042, according to new government projections. That’s eight years sooner than previous estimates, made in 2004.

Diversity is a good thing. So is maintaining some semblance of the cultural and intellectual heritage responsible for the founding of this nation.

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  1. Just thought you’d like to know, Nathan, that my husband has been doing all he can for the effort – but his kids just keep coming out brown…

    A shame?

  2. Nah, not a shame at all — except that it would be cool if one of his kids turned out something other than brown! But I digress.

    Given my very convoluted thoughts on the matter, and the tensions between my ardent localism and my almost-risible belief in something great and unified/unifying about America, I probably need to dedicate an entire blogpost to addressing the issue at hand, rather than a brief snippet and then a reply in the comment box — but how long has it been since I posted. *sigh*

    Anyhow, no, it’s not at all a shame, and I’m all for diversity, and quite convinced that what good things our American “culture” has to offer would be less than whole without the effects of a melting-pot/salad-bowl history. I also think that, as much as I’m a barely Anglo-Saxon (though quite white, physically and culturally) Catholic, and as much as the Establishment/elite has lost the dignity and noblesse oblige that once (ostensibly) characterized it, WASPishness has contributed greatly to our society, and that we potentially risk losing important ties (already tenuous in such a “forward-thinking” nation as this, no?) if (particularly upper-class and upper-middle-class) whites start to disappear — particularly if the plurality eventually become Hispanics (the likeliest scenario, I imagine) whose ties to and interest in the foundations of the Republic and the intellectual tradition more or less tied thereto are far weaker than their ties to their admirable, but decidedly not Anglo Hispanic traditions.

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