According to Pew Research, the United States has never been so diverse and is only going to get more diverse in the following years.
According to their study, “By 2055, the U.S. will not have a single racial or ethnic majority.”
Immigration is the catalyst for the change in demographics.
Our new President-elect speaks poorly about immigrants, but fails to mention why many come to the United States in the first place.
Many immigrants are fleeing corrupt and dangerous governments, looking for bigger and better opportunities, and want their family to live somewhere where they can actually have a future (education, jobs, etc.).
The United States, to foreigners is still a country that represents freedom.
The U.S. Treasury Department held a press conference just yesterday and announced that they will be introducing a new gold coin to commemorate the 225th anniversary of the Mint’s coin production.
On the new gold coin, the Lady of Liberty will be a woman of color. This will be the first in history after having strictly white historical figures on U.S. currency.
— United States Mint (@usmint) January 12, 2017
This is a profound look into what the future holds. It’s empowering and it tells the real story behind the United States, that the United States was built on immigrants.
This is the start of the commemorative coins series. Every two years, they will release a new gold coin with a new face that will represent Lady Liberty. New faces will include an Asian, Hispanic, and Indian woman, “to reflect the cultural and ethnic diversity of the United States,” said Mint in a statement.
Lady Liberty still has the same meaning, freedom. The only difference is that many will finally be able to see themselves in it.
The Treasury Department said, “by casting Liberty in a new light, as an African-American woman wearing a crown of stars, looking forward to ever-brighter chapters in our nation’s history book.”