英語を聞く: America’s changing identity

From BBC Learning English
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by Jonathan Blake

For the first time, children from Black, Hispanic, Asian and mixed families make up the majority of births in the United States. Sociologists have suggested that it’s an important landmark in the changing identity of American society.

The US census bureau recorded that just over two million babies were born to ethnic […] minorities in the year to July 2011, making up just over half of new arrivals. In 1990, just 37% of births were from racial minorities. It means for the first time non-Hispanic white babies being born in the US are in the minority.

Homework
After reading the text, think of the questions below and write an answer to ONE of them (5-10 sentences):
1. Do you think that the identity of Japanese society is also changing? What are the reasons for this change / lack of change?
2. Do you think that the change described in the article is an important change? Why?
3. Make your own sentences with the words written in bold.

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