...well, P. Diddy, I guess.
Hat-tip (once again) to Lawrence Auster for pointing out this very interesting (not very good, mind you, but very interesting) essay in the latest issue of The Atlantic: "The End of White America?", by a certain Hua Hsu of a certain Vassar College.
Herewith some early highlights:
"Whether you describe it as the dawning of a post-racial age or just the end of white America, we're approaching a profound demographic tipping point. According to an August 2008 report by the U.S. Census Bureau, those groups currently categorized as racial minorities--blacks and Hispanics, East Asians and South Asians--will account for a majority of the U.S. population by the year 2042. Among Americans under the age of 18, this shift is projected to take place in 2023, which means that every child born in the United States from here on out will belong to the first post-white generation.
"As a purely demographic matter...white America...may cease to exist in 2040, 2050, or 2060, or later still. But where the culture is concerned, it's already all but finished. Instead of the long-standing model of assimilation toward a common center, the culture is being remade in the image of white America's multiethnic, multicolored heirs...
"What will the new mainstream of America look like, and what ideas or values might it rally around?
"...consider Sean Combs, a hip-hop mogul and one of the most famous African Americans on the planet..."
Well, OK, Hua Hsu, let's consider Sean Combs:
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Please note that Hua Hsu is not some right-wing kook like me. On the contrary: he seems positively giddy in his anticipation of the increasing cultural ascendancy of the likes of P. Diddy.
Perhaps tomorrow I'll find the stomach to go on. For there's much worse to come.
But that's enough for now.