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Demograhic change in the USA and theosophical opportunity

Feb 27, 2011 07:42 AM
by MKR

There is a very interesting article on the Demographic changes in the State
of Texas which points that there is going to be an overwhelming increase in
Hispanic population. I am sure the trend in many of the states adjoining
Mexico is going to be similar.

Due to the projected growth of the young and minority, it is time that
theosophists start thinking about how we can present theosophy to this
growing population. This is an opportunity that theosophy should make use
of. If the current trend in membership continues in the USA - there were
twice the number in 1920s than it is today - as the aging population dying
and recruitment of new members declining, the future does not look good in
spite of millions of dollars in the theosophical treasury.

Here is what the demographer is saying:

âToday's Texas population can be divided into two groups, he said. One is an
old and aging Anglo and the other is young and minority. Between 2000 and
2040, the state's public school enrollment will see a 15 percent decline in
Anglo children while Hispanic children will make up a 213 percent increase,
he said.

The state's largest county - Harris - will shed Anglos throughout the coming
decades. By 2040, Harris County will have about 516, 000 fewer Anglos than
lived in the Houston area in 2000, while the number of Hispanics will
increase by 2.5 million during the same period, Murdock said. The projection
assumes a net migration rate equal to one-half of 1990-2000.â

Full article is at:



PS: Even with substantial minorities in the USA, todate TSA has not had a
minority as its President. Many may not be aware of this historical fact.

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