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White population to lose majority status in 2043

WASHINGTON — White people will no longer make up a majority of Americans by 2043, according to new census projections. That is part of a historic shift that is already reshaping the nation’s schools, workforce, and electorate, and that is redefining long-held notions of race.

The official projection, released Wednesday by the Census Bureau, now places the tipping point for the white majority a year later than previous estimates, which were made before the impact of the recent recession was fully known.

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