Minority Growth In America: Videos Illustrate Rise Of Minorities Across The U.S. (VIDEO)

08/01/2012 06:00 pm ET | Updated Aug 01, 2012
  • Miguel Ferrer Managing Editor, HuffPost Black Voices, Latino Voices & Voces

Sometimes pictures -- moving pictures -- really say a thousand words.

In these days of heated political rhetoric that mostly seems to divide the country, it may be important for minorities in general, and Latinos in particular, to remember that demography is indeed destiny. Today's battles and divisions will not be tomorrow's.

The question remains however, will tomorrow be better; will it be more inclusive or divisive?

H/t to Pocho for reminding us of these videos, created last year by PolicyLink and the USC Program for Environmental and Regional Equity (PERE).

Enjoy them as you contemplate what the U.S. will look like in a few decades and what values and issues you hope the country is focusing on then.

As PolicyLink states on their website:

"Nationally, 80 percent of seniors are white and only in a few counties are most seniors people of color. But the younger population looks vastly different: the majority of babies born in the last two years were nonwhite, and across the country—from our largest cities to suburbs, small towns, and rural areas—young Americans are increasingly people of color."

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