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Minority Births Overtake White Births In US Census Data
2012-05-18 08:17:18

Connie K. Ho for RedOrbit.com More than half the births in the U.S. are by racial and ethnic minorities, according to the latest U.S. census data. Asian, Black, Hispanic, and mixed-races were 50.4 percent of new arrivals by the end of July 2011. For the first time, non-Hispanic whites are the minority in births. According to the BBC, sociologists attribute the economic slowdown as one of the reasons for the shift in demographics and a decline in birth rate among non-Hispanic whites. It...

2009-06-29 09:31:00

BOSTON, June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- SRB Documentaries is pleased to announce the release of "Demographic Bomb: demography is destiny," the long-awaited sequel to 2008's "Demographic Winter: the decline of the human family." Barry McLerran, producer of both documentaries, observed, "Like 'Demographic Winter,' 'The Demographic Bomb' deals with rapidly falling birth rates and their consequences for humanity in the 21st century." Viewers of "Demographic Winter" heard from demographers,...


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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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