Opinion | The 4 Great Migrations
Then there is migration by young Americans. As NPR reported in 2014, Youth moving away from small towns to the big city “has been the story line for a long time in the small city,” but “it turns out that the millennial generation is only accelerating the demographic shift. In fact, it has been in history The most ‘bright lights, may be the generation of the big city’. NPR continued, “While the number of millennials is slightly upward in small towns and rural areas, this compares with an increase of their numbers in the suburbs and cities. Neither is there. “
And the like Bloomberg reported in 2019:
“A new peer-reviewed study (the article is forthcoming in the Journal of Regional Sciences) finds that not only have youth been a driving force in the urban revival of the last two decades, but they favor living in central urban areas in the past. Done at the same stage in life as compared to generations. “
Finally, reverse migration of black people occurs from cities in the north, Midwest and West to the south.
According to census data, the percentage of the country’s black population living in the south has been the highest in half a century. Younger and more educated black residents move out of cities in the Northeast and Midwest in search of better opportunities. “
“The portion of black population growth that has occurred in the South over the past decade – the highest since 1910, before the great migration of blacks to the North – has retained some long-held beliefs.”
I predict and expect that this reverse migration will only continue and intensify.
Great migration movements are going to dramatically change America in the near future, adding geography and structures of power, and it is hard to see how the country emerges on the other side of it. We may well be on the verge of a new America, reshuffling the United States, which has some degree of power, redistributed and exercised by emerging players and power centers.
America as we know it is a thing of the past. Migrant movements have changed this country continuously and this trend shows no signs of ending.
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