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Yesterday, MNB took note of a Wall Street Journal report that new US census figures say that "white Americans no longer account for the majority in hundreds of counties across the U.S., a trend transforming America’s social and political landscape as Latinos, Asians and blacks outpace white population growth."

To which MNB reader Alan Finta wrote:

A couple of recent experiences have reinforced with me just how diverse our nation has become since my parents’ 1940’s generation.  The first is in regards to an old Steve Allen clip I saw on-line after Muhammed Ali’s passing.  It was probably from the 1960’s, and Steve had a lengthy Q&A session with the champ.  The T.V. studio audience asking the questions looked like they were all straight out of “Leave It To Beaver” (the millennials will have to Google that one).  Men and women, boys and girls, almost all white.
Fast forward a few days and I’m thumbing through my kids’ junior high year book.  This is the new face of America…Asian, Indian, Hispanic, Russian, Italian, European, Philippine…the variety of faces and names goes on and on.  I’m Hungarian, my wife is Mexican/ son looks like me, my daughter looks like my wife.  My kids’ have so many different friends, from so many different cultures and backgrounds, I have to imagine they will grow up to be much more open, understanding, and appreciative of the differences.  For the good of the country, let’s hope so…

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