The millennial generation is ushering in an age of broader racial diversity, says demographer William Frey, senior fellow in the Metropolitan Policy Program at The Brookings Institution.
Frey takes a deep dive into the latest census figures to show how millennials are transitioning America to the "majority minority." He writes:
Overall, millennials are 55.8% white and nearly 30% “new minorities” (Hispanics, Asians and those identifying as two or more races). Back in 2000, when millennials were just beginning to impact demographics, this young adult age group was 63% white, whereas in 1990 it was 73% white.