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Top 10 Least White U.S. States

Can you name the states where the highest percentage of people identify as either non-white, Hispanic, or multi-racial?
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These categories are increasingly meaningless. In another 100 years, we'll reach a point where very few people are "white" but where 90% of the collective ancestry will be of European origin. Melting pot, indeed.
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Jan 4, 2017
(53)
They aren't meaningless when it comes to health, wealth, education, and a host of other factors.
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Mar 21, 2017
(49)
These racial categories are completely arbitrary. Any meaning applied to them is mis-associated.
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Mar 21, 2017
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I love good quizzes and the resulting conversations. Funny, actually not funny at all, that the GOP wins states like Georgia with so many poor people, largely black. Long history of voter suppression, yeah!
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Mar 21, 2017
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Georgia is not "largely black." Whites are the clear majority. Virtually all Georgian whites vote Republican, so it's not surprising the GOP carries it.
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Mar 21, 2017
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GOP supposedly uses voter suppression in the south, Dems use voter fraud in the cities. Oh well.
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Mar 21, 2017
(27)
Virtually every other first world country has very strict voting laws. 'Voter suppression' is just an excuse to have lax voter ID laws.
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Mar 26, 2017
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Mainly because of the 'Hispanic' category. Someone of fully white, European descent is considered as Hispanic. Hispanic is more of a cultural label than a racial one. People from Spain as well as whites living in Mexico are considered Hispanic.
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Mar 26, 2017
All these distinctions are cultural. Most scientists believe that race doesn't exist. Even if it did, what about multi-racial people. For example, Barack Obama is just as much white as he is black.
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Mar 27, 2017
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Maryland? I guess Baltimore and greater DC must make up a high percentage of the state's population.
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Jan 4, 2017
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DC wouldn't count as part of Maryland, though,
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Jan 4, 2017
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"Greater DC" of course means those areas just outside DC.
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Jan 10, 2017
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Yes, Baltimore and the DC suburbs make up a large majority of Maryland's population. Physically there's not much of the state left once you remove Baltimore and the DC suburbs!
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Mar 21, 2017
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There is also a decent sized latino population in Maryland as well.
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Mar 21, 2017
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Also significant Asian, Indian and Caribbean populations.
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Mar 22, 2017
(52)
I'm not American. I only guessed Maryland from watching 'The Wire'.
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Mar 23, 2017
(66)
Given that there's enough time to type all 50 states, this quiz doesn't require any particular insight into the subject matter. Embarrassingly, I ended up typing 49 of the states because Maryland didn't occur to me.
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Jan 4, 2017
(63)
I also came quite far before getting Maryland, should've gone straight north from Florida instead of trying other seemingly likely candidates
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Jan 4, 2017
Reduced the time to 90 seconds.
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Jan 5, 2017
(23)
With the given time, you can name every state.
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Jan 4, 2017
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Also, can you accept Misisipi, as that's accepted in other quizzes.
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Jan 4, 2017
(76)
That's what I ended up doing and it worked!
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Jan 4, 2017
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Unlike others, the first one I typed was my home state - Maryland.
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Jan 5, 2017
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I typed your state second...but I just started re-watching The Wire, so it was fresh on my mind.
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Mar 21, 2017
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Quizmaster is right. Another thing meaningless is the idea of hispanic as different from white or black always. Many people from hispanic countries are full on european background...they just speak spanish. Also there's the cool factor in that many people just want to be different. I had a blond blue eyed buddy try and tell me he was part indian and black...and he may have had that several generations down the line...but it really seems to be a case of calling yourself something that you wish more than are.
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Mar 21, 2017
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If your friend had the recessive genes on both sides of his family tree he could have been part Native American and/or African American, yet have blond hair and blue eyes or skin color variations. Ancestry cannot be determined just by one's "looks". Genetics has moved a long way from the old "two blue-eyed parents cannot have a brown-eyed child" myth.
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Mar 21, 2017
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I feel dumb I completely forgot about hawaii. I was thinking everything south in the mainland.
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Mar 21, 2017
(33)
Yet another potentially great quiz devolves into 'guess the geographical region'.
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Mar 21, 2017
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Nah, southern states, Baltimore in a low population state, hawaii should be obvious. If you really think you can get them all with barely any wrong shots.
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Mar 21, 2017
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I got my DNA results from Ancestry.com a couple days ago. Turns out I'm a lot more "White" (overwhelmingly English) than I was led to believe. Grandma... always making up stories...
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Mar 21, 2017
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Not funny that the GOP wins any states
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Mar 23, 2017
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Who guessed Maryland? I don't believe 25% got it lol.
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Mar 23, 2017
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Baltimore is a predominantly black city, and it's where the majority of the state's population lives.
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Mar 23, 2017
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It's so weird for an italian like me to realize that people of spanish ancestry consider themselves as non-white
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Mar 26, 2017
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I wonder how meaningful this quiz is... mainly because of the 'white Hispanic' category. Where someone is fully of European white ancestry but they speak Spanish. Hispanic is more of a cultural label than a racial one.
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Mar 26, 2017
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