Prompted by a post where Steve Sailer discusses how unlikely it is that American whiteness will be redefined more broadly, thereby extending further into the future the point in time when the US becomes “majority-minority”, here are the percentages of respondents identifying ethnically as Hispanic who simultaneously racially identify as “white”, by decade of birth (N = 2,583):
Some portion of this flight from white among younger Hispanics–maybe most of it–must be attributable to shifts in the sources of Hispanic immigration into the US over time (ie more Cubans then, more Squatemalans now). The middle class Cubans were quite white. The Amerindian peasants are not.
GSS variables used: RACECEN1(1)(2-16), HISPANIC(2-50), COHORT(1900-1949)(1950-1959)(1960-1969)(1970-1979)(1980-1989)(1990-1999)