By: John Besl
A couple of weeks ago I was treated to a revealing glimpse of our nation’s demographic transformation and our collective future. At the close of services in the church that I attend in East Price Hill, the priest invited children and their parents to come to the front of the church for a blessing. Though the East Price Hill neighborhood has emerged as something of an enclave for recent Guatemalan immigrants, I was still surprised by the predominance of Hispanic/Latino children in this gathering (an admittedly unscientific sample).
The scene I witnessed brought to mind the latest set of national population projections issued in December 2012 by the U.S. Census Bureau, with forecasts through the year 2060.