America by the Numbers

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According to the Census Bureau, white Americans will be a minority by 2043.  In America by the Numbers, a new documentary series on PBS, journalist Maria Hinojosa travels across the country to observe how the forces of demographic change are reshaping our lives.

“Our Private Idaho” looks at the migration of white Americans from diverse cities and suburbs to predominantly white exurbs.

“Surviving Year One” looks at infant mortality in Rochester, NY, where African American babies are nearly three times as likely as white babies to die before their first birthday.

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