WASHINGTON - For the first time in U.S. history, most of the nation's babies are members of minority groups, according to new census figures that signal the dawn of an era in which Whites no longer will be in the majority.
Population estimates show that 50.4 percent of children younger than 1 last year were Hispanic, Black, Asian or other minorities. That's almost a full percentage point higher than the 49.5 percent of minority babies counted when the decennial census was taken in April 2010. Census demographers said the tipping point came three months later, in July. Read more »