Kendyl McElreath Illustrations

As pointed out in a recent article in The Wall Street Journal, interracial families are becoming far more common in the U.S. The article notes: “Today, more than 10% of U.S.-born babies have one parent who is nonwhite or Hispanic and one who is white and not Hispanic. That proportion is larger than the number of babies born to two Asian parents and not far behind the number of babies born to two black parents.”

Sociologist Richard Alba believes that “by the 2050s, one-third of babies with white ancestry also will have Hispanic or nonwhite ancestry. The idea of who belongs to a racial majority or minority will be completely scrambled.” (Read the full article)