America’s Racial and Ethnic Minorities

Non-Hispanic whites will make up fewer than 75% of the country’s population by the end of the century. Together, American Indians, Asians, and people of color will make up almost one-fourth of the population. Within 25 years, California, Hawaii, New Mexico, and Texas will all have a “minority majority.”[1, 2]
Since 1980, the proportion of minorities in the top income groups has more than doubled. Compared to non-Hispanic whites, minorities are more likely to serve jail time. Aspects of American Indian, Asian, Hispanic, and black culture are being incorporated into mainstream culture. Some believe that one of the keys to the revival of America is the rapid development of minorities [3-5].
The increasing diversity of America’s population may increase the country’s ability to prosper on the global market. Minority groups in America have linkages to every continent and may help businesses better understand their clients. Americans will undoubtedly express opposing opinions as they reevaluate how they see the country and its destiny. If Americans comprehend the existing demographic realities of minority communities, resolving such disagreements will be simpler [6, 7].
 The majority population has made it difficult for Buddhists, Amish, Quakers, Dukhobor, and Bruderhoffer Christians to obtain housing. Critics have criticized several anti-religious cult actions for toeing the line between protecting the law and upholding moral and religious conformity. In the US population, the proportion of persons having mixed racial ancestry climbed from 1% in 1968 to 2.4% in 2000 and 2.9% in 2010 [8, 9].
The Declaration continues to be the only international human rights document from the UN that exclusively addresses minority rights. The presence and identity of minorities were first acknowledged in it on a global scale. All in 4 Minority Rights will be the topic of the year-long celebration. Any person’s rights who is a member of a national or ethnic minority, or who practices a different religion or language, contribute to the political and social stability and advancement of a state [10-12].
By strengthening responsibility for minority rights breaches, monitoring and responding to crises impacting minorities, participating in legislative and policy reforms, and offering training on minority rights advocacy, UN Human Rights seeks to enhance minority rights safeguards. Minority groups encounter several obstacles as this effort goes on, including various types of discrimination, animosity, forced assimilation, persecution, and violence [13-15].
Generally, By the end of the century, non-Hispanic whites will make up less than 75% of the population. California, Hawaii, New Mexico, and Texas will all have “minority majorities” in 25 years. Minority populations in America have connections to every continent and might aid firms in comprehending their customers better. The Yogyakarta Principles and the Norm that Dares Not Speak Its Name by William B. Western, M. Ruthven, and R. R. Thoreson contains some of the most well-known instances.

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[8] M. Ruthven, Fundamentalism: The search for meaning. Oxford University Press on Demand, 2005.
[9] M. Ruthven, Fundamentalism: A very short introduction. OUP Oxford, 2007.
[10] W. Kymlicka, “The internationalization of minority rights,” in Global Minority Rights: Routledge, 2017, pp. 35-66.
[11] W. Kymlicka, “National cultural autonomy and international minority rights norms,” Ethnopolitics, vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 379-393, 2007.
[12] R. R. Thoreson, “Queering human rights: The Yogyakarta Principles and the norm that dare not speak its name,” Journal of Human Rights, vol. 8, no. 4, pp. 323-339, 2009.
[13] T. Agarin, “Civil society versus nationalizing state? Advocacy of minority rights in the post-socialist Baltic states,” Nationalities Papers, vol. 39, no. 2, pp. 181-203, 2011.
[14] R. Izsak, “Report of the Special Rapporteur on minority issues,” 2014.
[15] J. D. Skrentny, The minority rights revolution. Harvard University Press, 2009.

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