Sunday, August 18, 2019

USA: Future Home of the Latino? :: Minority Politics Essays

USA: Future Home of the Latino? Imagine an America completely different than what we have now. Imagine an America where white is not the majority; an America where every race that whites have had such a bad history with (and that includes the majority of the races on the planet) suddenly run the country. Minorities are everywhere in this imaginary America, and in a place where minority used to mean everything-but-white, it now means the exact opposite. This America could be our reality soon. Now, I’m not making this out to be a bad thing, considering this is nearly exactly what the old dead guys who founded this country wanted in the first place. But that’s a whole other essay in itself. In his essay, "The Big New Mix," Renee Loth quotes Leon Bouvier, a demographer from Tulane University. Bouvier claims that "...America will become ‘a majority minority’ nation by 2050...." If this comes true, sure the American culture might be wiped out. But couldn’t you consider the richest part o f American culture the amount of minority people in our country? If, by 2050, America is "a majority minority" as Leon Bouvier predicts, it will affect everything, including politics, business, entertainment, and education. And it won’t all change necessarily for the bad, either. Perhaps the most noticeable change in this imaginary America would be the political scene. For years, women and minorities have sat somewhat silent while the majority whites elect white president after white president. Even some of us white people who don’t hate any races (no, really, there are some of us out there!) think there should be a black president, a Latino president, or a woman president. If Bouvier’s 2050 America is as he says it will be, this might come true. We might even end up with a Black-Latino-American woman president! What would the KKK do then? With a president representing what is now the minority, obviously there would be greater representation of minorities in the government. But, with a "majority minority" running the country, this representation would occur in congress as well. There would be more minority* input to their Congressmen and women (who might also be minorities) as to what laws need to be passed not to mention a greater minority representation at the voting booths. American business will be an aspect of our lives that will change right under our noses.

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