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Thursday, February 27, 2014

1062 furor foretells end of white dominance

[Gazette Blog Editor's note: As the furor over AZ bill 1062 fades with Gov. Brewer's veto, the following excerpt from USA Today adds some clarity and insight into what is happening in Arizona and throughout the nation.  It's a reality that we believe can only be good for our country.]

"Experts say such changes will accelerate on issues such as same-sex marriage, interracial marriage, legalization of marijuana and childearing among the unmarried.

"Younger people are more liberal and less conventional, they say.  'We're entering a period of massive social change," said Daniel Lichter, a Cornell University sociologist.

"'This traditional pattern is reinforced by very large racial changes in America's composition.  The Baby Boomer generation - which is predominantly White and affluent and in some ways conservative - in the next 20-30 years will be replaced by a younger population, and that population is going to be disproportionately minority.'"

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