White Americans, The New Minority?

Non-Blacks and the Ever-Expanding Boundaries of Whiteness

Article appearing in Journal of Black Studies, Volume 28, Issue 2

Argues that in the United States the “white” racial category has expanded across time to include groups previously considered “non-white.” The role of blacks in this expansion is explored as well as whether white Americans are really becoming a numerical minority. An alternative racial future to the one frequently forecasted is suggested.