The United States is walking a path to greater diversity. And younger people are leading the way.
For the first time in national history, the majority of young people in two states — California and New Mexico — now identify as Hispanic, according to census data released this year.
In eight additional states — Nevada, Arizona, Texas, Mississippi, Georgia, Florida, Maryland and Hawaii — white children are in the minority compared with peers from other racial and ethnic groups combined, according to data analyzed by William Frey at the Brookings Institution.
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