2006 RECIPE FOR U.S. MELTING POT

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1. majority minority. Non-Hispanic whites account for less than half the population in Texas, California, New Mexico and Hawaii. Nine other states-including New York and Florida-are on the path to majority minority.

2. Race is no longer black or white.

Nearly 7 million Americans, including 4% of children, listed more than one racial background on the 2000 Census. In Glendale, Calif., 10% of residents cited a multiracial background.

3. Citizens of the world. Through the Internet and telecom, young Americans live in an interconnected world of instant access to any product or person anywhere. New immigrants use technology to stay connected to family and the homeland.

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