Tuesday 21 November 2017

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Barack Obama with his predecessor George W Bush: 'a fitting symbol of a diverse America'.
Barack Obama with his predecessor George W Bush: 'a fitting symbol of a diverse America'.

A remarkable cultural shift was apparent in the US over the past week: the 'New York Times' disclosed that white Americans are now destined to be a minority in the future of the US.

Fewer than half of American births are now to white mothers: more than 50pc are to black, mixed-race or Hispanic families.

For some people, this might seem an alarming change: the US was constructed, historically, on its White, Anglo-Saxon, Protestant basis. The founding fathers were white Protestants who pioneered a new democracy with Bible and gun.

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