When I was growing up, history books and commentators would refer to the United States as “a nation of immigrants.”
They left out the word “white.” Appears that not-white means not-welcome, at least to some folks.
What the census shows is that America’s racial minorities, aggregated together, are on track to become its majority. The Republican Party’s response to this epochal demographic change has been to do everything in its power to keep America (particularly its electorate) as white as can be. Republicans have obstructed minorities from voting; required Latinos to present papers if the police ask for them; opposed the Dream Act, which would have conferred citizenship on young immigrants who served in our armed forces or went to college; and called for denying the constitutional right to citizenship to American-born children of undocumented immigrants.
If the Republicans have a long-term strategic plan, it seems to derive from King Canute, who commanded the tide to stop.
In related news, “whites-only” scholarships.