The U.S. Census Bureau reported Thursday that the minority population reached an estimated 104.6 million - or 34% of the nation's total population - on July 1, 2008, compared to 31% when the Census was taken in 2000. Nearly one in six residents, or 46.9 million people, are Hispanic, the agency reported.My wife and oldest son have taken French classes; my youngest son is also signed up for French. That should help.
Even more telling for the future: 44% of children under age 18 and 47% of children under the age of five are now from minority families.
Thursday, May 14, 2009
It's news like this that makes me regret goofing off in Spanish class.