Political Scientist Ruy Teixeira offers thoughts on the recent Census Bureau population estimates, and the lingering issue of Hispanic distinctiveness and identity. His column is linked below.
Think Progress: Race, Ethnicity, Identity and a Majority-Minority America
"The issue therefore is not whether, say, Hispanics in the future will identify as white — most already do — but whether Hispanic ethnicity is going to completely lose its cultural and political significance in the future for large numbers of Hispanics, making them indistinguishable from today’s non-Hispanic, non-multiracial whites. I am skeptical that this will happen very rapidly, but this is the case that skeptics of a majority-minority America have to make." ----Ruy Teixeira