Wednesday, October 22, 2014
America's diversity is on the rise, as shown by the demographic analysis by the USA Today. The USA TODAY Diversity Index shows diversity has surged in the last 50 years and is expected to continue rising. The U.S. index rose from 20 in 1960 to 55 in 2010. With this rise in diversity, therefore, an increase in diversity jobs is an imperative.
Racial and ethnic diversity is spreading far beyond the coasts and into surprising places across the U.S. Cities and towns far removed from traditional urban gateways such as New York, Miami, Chicago and San Francisco are rapidly becoming some of the most diverse places in America, an analysis of demographic data by USA Today shows. The U.S. is experiencing a "great wave" of immigration — call it a "second great wave."
The changes are so widespread they have even reversed the trend in some places. Counties along the Texas border — notably El Paso — have become less diverse as Hispanics have grown to make up more than 90 percent of the population. Read more here:
At the same time, more Americans seem to welcome greater diversity. In a USA Today poll, 49 percent of respondents said the country will be "better off" as more communities diversify and no single racial or ethnic group has a majority. A quarter of respondents said the country would be "worse off."
Due to the rising diversity of America's demography, it is essential that minorities must get all the help they need in order “to fully participate in the entrepreneurial economy, nor the education they need to staff the workforce in the service/knowledge economy. Although overt, intentional discrimination has become socially and legally unacceptable in US society, the situation facing minorities destines all but a few of them to remain an economic underclass,” according to Dr. Leonard Greenhalgh in his article, “When Minorities Become the Majority – The Vision for 2050.”
Posted by Your Diversity Career Consultant at 10:21:00 PM