Policylink is a US research institute with an aim ‘to advance economic and social equity’. Its latest publication, Prosperity 2050, explores changes in the racial make-up of the nation and how current inequalities will impact economic growth,
To put his study in context, the organisation has partnered with the USC Program for Environmental and Regional Equity and released a time-lapse map, showing the country’s rapidly changing demographics. Predicting by 2042 “People of Color Will Be the New Majority“. The video runs from 1990 to 2040 at ten year intervals, showing when counties and States are expected to become majority non-white.
The nation’s success depends on the success of people of color…the future depends on integrating everyone, but particularly those who are currently isolated – into the mainstream economy.
Image and video: Woods & Poole Economics, Inc. Washington, D.C. Copyright 2010. Woods & Poole