100 Million & Growing

From Tuesday's Republican debate:


"What does it say that there is no woman, no Hispanic, no African-
American, no minority in this field of presidential candidates?"

From the U.S. census:

The nation's minority population reached 100.7 million, according to the national and state estimates by race, Hispanic origin, sex and age released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. A year ago, the minority population totaled 98.3 million.

"About one in three U.S. residents is a minority," said Census Bureau Director Louis Kincannon. "To put this into perspective, there are more minorities in this country today than there were people in the United States in 1910. In fact, the minority population in the U.S. is larger than the total population of all but 11 countries."


Hispanic remained the largest minority group, with 44.3 million on July 1, 2006 -- 14.8 percent of the total population. Black was the second-largest minority group, totaling 40.2 million in 2006. They were followed by Asian (14.9 million), American Indian and Alaska Native (4.5 million), and Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander (1 million). The population of non- Hispanic whites who indicated no other race totaled 198.7 million in 2006.

Or you can take the advice of Fox News host John Gibson and implore white Americans to "make more babies" to counter the growing Hispanic population.