Demographic alarmism challenged

In a piece in the WSJ (gated), Linda Chavez discusses the statistical fact that children of people classified as Hispanic in the census are always classified as Hispanic, so that, for instance, even people only as Hispanic as I am Slovakian (1/4) are classified that way. The conclusion:

In other words, the widely cited prediction that by mid-century Hispanics will represent fully one third of the U.S. population fails to take into account that increasing numbers of these so-called Hispanics will have only one grandparent or great-grandparent of Hispanic heritage. At which point Hispanic ethnicity will mean little more than German, Italian or Irish ethnicity does today.

Hat tip to Don Boudreaux at Cafe Hayek

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