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I don't think we are whiter. We are about 65% European ethnic background according to Nationmaster.com and the US is about 79%.

The data you linked to includes Hispanics with whites. For purposes of USian demagoguery, the 17% of the population that is Hispanic is not white.

At various times, Jews and Arabs have been considered white, or not white. For purposes of USian demagoguery, the 1% of the population that is Arab is currently not white.

The media has been getting the white mob whipped up with headlines like this, which use a narrow definition of "white".

Over 50% of Americans Will Be Nonwhite Within 30 Years

The data suggests that, by 2044, the majority of the population will be nonwhite, with that number rising to 56.4 percent by 2060. The Hispanic population will see the largest growth from now until 2060, the Census Bureau predicts, jumping from 17.4 percent to 28.6 percent. The percentage of white Americans will drop from 62.2 percent now to 43.6 percent within 45 years.


http://time.com/3730385/census-projections-diversity/

Steve
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