In approximately 27 years there will be an American majority-minority—a new America. Some are using the term minority-majority. Irrespective, no single group will be a majority. Thus, Blacks combined with Latinos and Asians will be the majority-minority block. The American landscape has to be redrawn, repainted if you will. How do we paint America so that it remains beautiful? Surely, Whites cannot be the only stars as currently depicted on our flag. For national security and the perpetuation of our Democratic Ideals, there must be Black stars, Latino stars, Asian stars, gay and lesbian stars, and mixed raced stars in the new America.
Some may say America was never beautiful. Yet, many abandoned properties in their homelands to remain in America as undocumented immigrants. Others (Vietnamese, Haitians; Cubans) risked their lives on rickety boats to come to America. In the past, some swapped passport pictures of babies to smuggle young children into America. Pregnant females (scientists are working on getting males pregnant) came on visits to have ‘American babies”. Some Asians spent thousands of dollars of borrowed money to come to America. Such action with the hope of making money to repay loan sharks holding their homeland situated family members as hostages. South Americans spent $thousands on coyotes to get them into America. Certainly, America may not be all bad and ugly.
However, will the new America maintain an ugly stripe, where Blacks will still be at the bottom of the totem pole, even lower than the lowest caste in India? Will it be that even a reformed Middle East terrorist will get more respect--being able to hail a cab in NYC, while Blacks in suit and ties are passed by, even by Middle Eastern cab drivers? Will ugly political fights be encourage between Blacks and Latinos by agents provocateur who, even as a minority, will want to maintain power?
Perhaps Blacks, Latinos, and other group attaining majority status will not lead to their political empowerment. The Middle East evidenced how minorities dominate majorities. However, in a high tech and increasingly dangerous world, America cannot be great or beautiful if the majority of its people are science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) dunces. Noteworthy, it is the highly qualified STEM workers at the Office of Naval Research (ONR) who are responsible for maintaining our national security, and in our current White majority nation, ONR has difficulty finding enough STEM graduates to replace retirees.
It is understood that America’s greatness was advanced by some malevolent German scientists who were recruited to work for us. Could America take a chance and recruit “death to America” screaming fanatics, from the banned countries, to work in our defense department? Surely, the Germans were not screaming death to America, but their intention for such predicament on us and our allies was manifested in various ways. Still, I doubt any American leader would employ fanatics, even though we have had Russian agents given access to our networks, and the constant breach of our network and release of secrets suggest some unwise actions are being undertaken. This is a horrible outcome.
There is hope that wise American leaders, accustomed to our way of life, and restricted by the other two branches of government, will ensure that irrespective of our future ethnic or racial majority, the people will be in place to maintain America’s beauty and her greatness. Currently, President Trump has reached out to the presidents of historically Black colleges to ramp up their STEM graduates (mostly Blacks). Additionally, he has not indicated he will cut the $100 million in STEM grants to help more Blacks, Latinos, and Females become STEM proficient.