This Is How The White Population Is Actually Changing Based On New Census Data
Some news coverage of the latest 2020 census results may have led you to think the white population in the U.S. is shrinking or in decline.
The actual story about the country's biggest racial group is more complicated than that.
And it's largely the result of a major shift in how the U.S. census asks about people's racial identities. Since 2000, the forms for the national, once-a-decade head count have allowed participants to check off more than one box when answering the race question.
While the 2020 census results show fewer people checking off...