Thomas Carlyle called economics "the dismal science" but these days I think demography has taken over. Without wishing to echo Pte. Frazer and his chorus of "we're all doomed", it seems that every demographic story in the media condemns Anglo-Saxons to a certain end. The latest is from Houston and it appears that we really do have a problem!
Looking at population projections for Texas, demographer Steve Murdock concludes: "It's basically over for Anglos."
Two of every three Texas children are now non-Anglo and the trend line will become even more pronounced in the future, said Murdock, former U.S. Census Bureau director and now director of the Hobby Center for the Study of Texas at Rice University.
There is no escape, apparently:
Most of the state's population growth is natural, Murdock told the House Mexican American Legislative Caucus today. About 22 percent of the growth comes from people moving to Texas from other states.
About 6 percent of the state's population is not documented, he said.
B y 2040, only 20 percent of the state's public school enrollment will be Anglo, he said. Last year, non-Hispanic white children made up 33.3 percent of the state's 4.8 million public school enrollment.
Is there any hope for the Lone Star State?
"It's a terrible situation that you are in. I am worried," Murdock said.
Take that as a 'no', shall I?