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Cheers for America’s Children of 2020!

Cheers for America’s Children of 2020!







How rousing and exhilarating is the spirit and energy of the many-hued cast of the musical Hamilton! How well it mirrors – in advance – the demographic change predicted to occur in the year 2020. That’s when, according to the US Census Bureau:

  • Most of the nation’s children will not be of European descent.

Or, to put it another way,

  • Children of solely European descent or origin will be fewer in number in the US than the children of indigenous, and/or African, and/or Asian descent or origin, and certainly, much fewer in number than the children of “mixed” ancestral heritages.

Question for all:

What does this mean for me and “my people”?

Do I feel excited by this change? Eager to add more shadings to my own family’s repertoire of choices and imaginings?

Or am I so frightened that I can only hope that walls, deportations, and exclusions will somehow stave off the inevitable just a little bit longer?

While we consider these options, families as varied as the cast of Hamilton are being formed every day, and they are growing. How can I not cheer their beautiful children?!

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