Minorities make up the majority of U.S. babies


Minorities outnumber whites among babies under age 2.

Minorities make up a majority of babies in the U.S., for the first time ever.  The ‘cultural generation gap’ is part of a sweeping race change and a growing age divide between mostly white, older Americans and predominantly minority youths that could reshape government policies.


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The Facebook Generation Gap


People in their 20’s have 50 times more friends on Facebook than people over 50 years old.

 The ‘Facebook generation gap’ has been highlighted in a new piece of research which shows that the average 22 year-old claims to have 1,000 or more friends on sites like Facebook compared to those in their fifties who have fewer than 20.


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Older Members of Congress Perplexed by ATM Machines

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ATM machines perplex an aging congress

Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) has long pushed an amendment to limit those pesky and expensive transaction fees at automated teller machines, but his fellow senators didn’t go along with the idea this week.

One possible explanation: Quite a few of Harkin’s aging colleagues appear to have little or no contact with the decades-old technology of cash machines.


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Immigration – The New Generational Conflict


Arizona lawmakers passed the toughest state anti-immigration act in the country.

Meaghan Patrick, a junior at New College of Florida, a tiny liberal arts college in Sarasota, says discussing immigration with her older relatives is like “hitting your head against a brick wall.”

Cathleen McCarthy, a senior at the University of Arizona, says immigration is the rare, radioactive topic that sparks arguments with her liberal mother and her grandmother.


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