By Regina Bolton. Regina is a Social Justice Activist, Mental Health Advocate, & Political correspondent for various Progressive Movements including @Dactivist
It is estimated that by 2025, Hispanics will have outnumbered the population of whites and every other race within the United States by 3 to 1. For the first time in history according to the census bureau, whites will no longer be the majority in America. Not only is the population decreasing for whites but they are currently the largest populus of Americans dying and at an alarming rate.. In recent years there has been a growing sense of panic, an apprehensive fear, amongst many whites who see diversity as a threat to their existence and the sanctity of their livelihood. The common sentiment expressed amidst the fear of those white folks, is this impending sense that they are losing. “Losing what?” “Their number of being the majority?” “Their sense of identity?: “Their opportunities?” This is where I’m completely puzzled. As the dominant group in power, HOW do you feel YOU are losing? Seems to me, in this country being white alone is an automatic privilege, and unfortunately if you don’t identify with that group its a privilege you cannot afford.. So how is that losing? Not only is that idea ridiculously inaccurate, but insulting to every individual who is not part of the dominant group.