Seeing yourself as a majority all your life and then realizing that in many places in the U.S. you’re actually a minority is somewhat….strange. Maybe, in 5 years or so, Caucasians will be the ones checking off the ‘minority’ option..
That almost unsettles me, for some weird reason. Not because I’m against other cultures (God no), but rather because I think I’m subconsciously not okay with change in every-day life..my home basically. And maybe there is some sort of gene in us that makes us want to uphold our culture..? The survival of our kind or something…ha. But just think, what if the U.S. gets more Muslim? Will the population demand a political system similar to that in Muslim countries? What if the population becomes more Asian? Will New York City turn out looking like Tokyo and will people have more of a collective mentality rather than an individual one? What about English? We already have so many posters and ads and commercials in Spanish; will our language change? What about appearances? Scientifically, this one is actually proven and not just some random assumption…in the near future most people will be of a tan color..all round. Hair, eyes, skin. Where is the diversity there? Perhaps, by living in diversity we result in the exact opposite. Will blond, in years and years to come, die out? Redheads? Pale skin? Very dark skin?
Well, I don’t know. It’s just a strange thing to think about, and I’m almost not happy about it because I feel like if we just mix and mix and mix, we’ll lose our different cultures. But then again, I love culture, and I love finding out about all kinds of things and talking to all kinds of people. So I’d absolutely hate separation.
The future is just a strange thing. And really, we’ve taken the home of the Native Americans away; it must be karma for the ‘same’ thing to happen to us.. Ah well. Maybe we’ll all die out before that happens. Or not. You really never know.