Thursday, May 17, 2007

Illinois is most like USA as a whole

The Census Bureau announced today that America's minority population has passed 100 million, and that one of every three of us is non-white.

It's also noted that Illinois, my own RascalLand, is demographically the most representative state of them all.

West Virginia is the least typical state, which is one of the reasons (among many others) why I never go there.

The social and political implications of this increasing diversity are, of course, numerous. And I'm struck by the fact that our U.S. Congress, which has never been demographically representative of the populace, is less and less so.

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