Another eye-popping statement: "The decade after 2010 would be the first one since the first population count was taken in 1790 that the White population didn’t grow, according to Frey."
I welcome this diversity at the same time that I can see how it contributes to white's anxieties about a loss of privilege and centrality—that they should actually never have had. Pre-contact America—before the arrival of Europeans—was a model of diversity and largely peaceful relations among Indigenous peoples.
Rather than how they get depicted by Hollywood—as if all Native Americans were Plains Indians—at least three quarters were horticulturalists. Europeans didn't just settle anywhere. Rather they conquered places where Native peoples lived. That's why so many names, including towns, rivers, and states bear Indigenous names.
"Texas" or "Tejas," in Spanish, are derivatives of the Caddo Indian word "teyshas" or "thecas," meaning friends or allies as you can read about here. Why don't we all go back to being friends and allies as our Native ancestors would have wanted?
Thanks to Jorge Haynes for sharing.