The Economist gloats that the “battle for diversity has already been lost”. Who cares about the native population’s social fabric. It’s all about GDP baby:
The influx of Hispanics to the town, and hundreds of unfashionable cities like it, illustrates how much they have changed America over the past three decades. The Hispanic population has risen ninefold since the 1960s, to around 60m. Its members, many of them second- and third-generation immigrants, are dispersing across the country, driving growth and changing the social fabric wherever they go. While the white population is on the cusp of declining, most states have flourishing Hispanic communities. North Carolina, which had around 40,000 Hispanics in 1990, now has almost a million.
One county now “employs over 100 Hispanic public servants, with a premium on bilingual doctors, nurses and social workers.”