Friday, June 1, 2012

Is It Really the First Time White Births Have Been Outnumbered By Non-White Births?

A week or two ago, census data revealed that white births are now being outnumbered by non-white births. While covering the topic, many people (including feminist bloggers) used the phrase "For the first time in US History....." or "For the first time in America...."

This cartoon reminds us that this is not, in fact, the first time in America's history that white births have been outnumbered by non-white births. It disrupts the idea of the United States as a historically white and homogenous country and offers a reminder that, unless you are Native American, all of your ancestors were colonizers and/or immigrants.

1 comment:

  1. Unbelievable that there was a report on this. White was not here previously.