We spend a lot of our time talking about immigrants, minorities, and foreigners. But we almost never talk about white people. And we should. After all, there’s so many of them. According to the 2010 US Census, the United States contains 223,553,265 of them. They make up 72.4% of the country’s population. (For some reason, that number also includes all of our nation’s Arab Americans, but that’s another question for another day.)
Despite their strong numbers, many white people feel that they are losing their country. And, well, they are right. Many social scientists have proposed that by 2042 white Americans will become a minority, just like the rest of us. And they don’t seem too comfortable with that. They want their country back. Yes, “their” country. See, white Americans believe something essential about themselves. It’s something that the rest of us can’t really grasp. Simply put, they believe that this country belongs to them.
Why do I say this? Well, I went to school in this country, in a community …
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