The Census Bureau has a new report out which shows that more Whites are dying now than are being born in the majority of states:
“WASHINGTON — Deaths now outnumber births among white people in more than half the states in the country, demographers have found, signaling what could be a faster-than-expected transition to a future in which whites are no longer a majority of the American population.
The Census Bureau has projected that whites could drop below 50 percent of the population around 2045, a relatively slow-moving change that has been years in the making. But a new report this week found that whites are dying faster than they are being born now in 26 states, up from 17 just two years earlier, and demographers say that shift might come even sooner.
“It’s happening a lot faster than we thought,” said Rogelio Sáenz, a demographer at the University of Texas at San Antonio and a co-author of the report …”
The inflection point was in 2016 when Donald Trump won the presidential election on his nostalgic platform of “Making America Great Again.” In 8 out of 26 states, “deaths of despair” (suicide, drug overdose, alcohol abuse) account for the difference. The other major contributing factor was a decline in the White fertility rate caused by the Great Recession.
The report argues that this is the first time in American history that deaths have outnumbered births. I don’t think that is quite right. I’m fairly sure that deaths outnumbered births for most of the seventeenth century in colonial Virginia. The difference is that was due to skewed gender ratios and disease stemming from the population being concentrated in the malaria infested Tidewater region.
Even if there was no immigration going on, White America would still be dying out from its own cultural degeneracy. West Virginia and Pennsylvania are two of the states where the trend first began. The report also notes that the problem is worse in Europe where the fertility rate is even lower. This isn’t due to poverty. It isn’t due to war, famine or disease which were the scourges of premodern Europe. It is due to the culture of pleasure seeking, meaninglessness and death of modern societies.