Projections vary about the United States becoming a majority people of color country. Some say this shift will happen late this century, yet the latest census projections identify between 2030 and 2040 as ushering in the time when people of color will become the majority. One of our grant recipients, PolicyLink, released a great tool that will help you, your organization, and your community understand where these shifts have already occurred and project where we might see these changes take place in the coming years. The “Maps of America’s Tomorrow: Equity in a Changing Nation” is a multimedia series by PolicyLink exploring the United States changing demographics and the leaders who are making a difference as these changes take hold. These time-lapse maps run from the beginning of these shifts in the 1990s in states like California and Texas and go through the year 2040, where we are able to see these changes takes place nationally.
Angela Glover Blackwell, CEO of PolicyLink, said that within 36 hours of the release of this great tool over 200,000 people in 148 countries were able to access it. I agree with Angela when she says that the “Map of America’s Tomorrow is the catalyst of this rapid worldwide recognition of how dramatically and quickly the face of America is changing”. To follow this series of maps as they are developed, please visit www.PolicyLink.org/AmericasTomorrow.