In 50 years, a more diverse Utah will look like today's U.S.

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  • zipadeedoodah Lehi, UT
    April 30, 2019 8:41 a.m.

    Utah has a long history of embracing minorities but let them come legally.

  • Bob Tanner Price, UT
    April 26, 2019 2:39 a.m.

    I have mixed feelings about many of the changes that are happening. I remember wen you could tell when you were leaving Salt Lake City and you knew when you were entering Murray. I also remember all the fine orchards from Orem to Mapelton, all of which is under black top now. West Valley city sits on to of what was beautiful farmland in 1950. The changes that apparently were "inevitable" are not necessarily improvements in quality of life. I miss it, and I imagine the commenters are right about the changes that will come in the near future but I would take the farms and the orchards over West Valley City and present day Orem any day.

  • stevan madrigal Salt Lake City, UT
    April 25, 2019 1:24 p.m.

    Demographics are like ocean tides - predictable and inevitable.

  • Bloodhound Provo, UT
    April 25, 2019 11:53 a.m.

    Sounds like we are going to be like California in a few years. Sad.

  • 2 bits Cottonwood Heights, UT
    April 25, 2019 10:45 a.m.

    I don't care if America or Utah is more white, or less white, or what our racial makeup is, that doesn't matter to me... as long as we are unified. It's the Division and Contention that's causing our problems, not the color of anybody's skin.

    If we could get rid of the efforts to build Division and Contention (based on race, political ideology, religious beliefs, etc)... it wouldn't matter what color anybody's skin was. We would all just get along.

    Even if we were all one race... we would still have a lot of the contention and division we have. So racial purity is not the answer. Neither is political-purity (if we could just get rid of all these Conservatives America would be just fine, etc)...

    We need to work on unity and tolerance IMO. Regardless of the demographics.

    Be more tolerant of people, even if they aren't like you, not your skin color, not your politcal party, not your religion, etc)

    Tolerance is the answer, not purity, or insisting everybody be like you or agree with you or else...

    Shaming people for not agreeing with you, or being like you is not the answer. Tolerance is.

  • 2 bits Cottonwood Heights, UT
    April 25, 2019 10:06 a.m.

    @Flipphone - , 00
    RE: "The LDS Church has and still has a strangle hold on state but slowly, very slowly that strangle hold has began to lose ever so slightly"...
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    While I don't agree the LDS Church is strangling the State (I actually think the Church works to make the State a better place to live, But I may be biased). But many outsiders comment on how nice the people are here, and how clean and safe the feel when visiting here. So maybe the Church isn't the problem.

    Don't know how the topic became mormon-bashing, but seems to fit some people's agenda. But it really isn't the topic here. The topic is Diversity. And the LDS Church is all for diversity.

    Google "Diversity and Unity in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints"...

    Also Google "Unity in Diversity - LDS.org"...

    Church leaders have made many strong stands in favor of diversity and support immigration in Utah. Don't know why they are being vilified by some as the source of the problem, but it seems par for the course with some people.

  • Flipphone , 00
    April 25, 2019 8:52 a.m.

    The LDS Church has and still has a strangle hold on state but slowly, very slowly that strangle hold has began to lose ever so slightly and I think that is do to diversification and that is a good thing.

  • soccer coach Taylorsville, UT
    April 25, 2019 8:48 a.m.

    If you want to see the future of Utah just come visit Granger High School.

  • J. Smith Salt Lake City, UT
    April 25, 2019 8:46 a.m.

    America and Utah are a melting pot and the days of perceiving itself as a "white" majority are quickly coming to an end. The younger generations have torn down the all white, christian walls that have so divided our nation. Multi race families are now the norm, christianity is no longer the preferred religion, heterosexuality is no longer the only "acceptable" predisposition, and equal right for all regardless of gender, race, socioeconomic status has finally matured. This is all part of the grand experiment of America and we are heading in the right direction.

  • 2 bits Cottonwood Heights, UT
    April 25, 2019 8:46 a.m.

    I don't know why journalists always associate illegal immigration and "Minorities".

    Our immigrant population includes all races and nationalities. You don't have to be a racial minority to immigrate to Utah.

    The immigrant population is more diverse than the current population. But I don't see why some people always spin immigration into a racial thing. It's not about race.

    I just think if people want to join us... they should want to obey our laws too. That includes our Immigration laws. They are laws. They are there. Don't know why some people insist they aren't valid or should not be seen as "real laws". They are real laws, just as real as any other laws passed by Congress and enforced by the Executive Branch.

    Don't know why some Presidents have chosen to not enforce them. Usually if a President decides to override Congress... they freak out. I assure you they would freak out if Trump just arbitrarily decided he would not enforce the laws passed by Congress.

    For some reason when it's Immigration... people think it's OK to pretend there is no law, or not enforce our laws.

    Don't know why our immigration laws are seen as optional, and violating them is OK.

  • 2 bits Cottonwood Heights, UT
    April 25, 2019 8:29 a.m.

    @Misseleer71
    RE: "In 50 years the Utah and SL valley conglomerate may be extinct and gone and repurposed back to a really little town where Mormons now own the public buildings"...
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    Really?

    That's your fear? Mormons owning the public buildings?

    Not that I think that's a likely scenario, but... what difference does it make what church the owner of a building goes to?

    Please explain why that's such a big problem (the religion of the owner of a building).

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    RE: "What Herbert desultory in Utah will be ultimately revitalize the valley into something more manageable than this eyesore we call a state now in distress because Herbert left no room for sustainable land for growing food and farming"...
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    Don't know what Herbert has to do with our State's allocation of land for farming. But there's plenty of land available in our State. Drive from Tremonton to St George, or better yet, get off I-15 and drive across the State on rural roads... You will see lots of land available.

    Are you talking about in downtown SLC? Herbert has nothing to do with how that land is allocated. Talk to your city leaders. The State doesn't mandate how land in SLC will be allocated or used.

  • RiDal Sandy, UT
    April 25, 2019 8:04 a.m.

    Diversity is our strength!

    Because nothing makes me feel stronger than trying to deal with people who have completely different moral values than I do, don't speak the same language, and have completely different customs and no knowledge of my old traditions.
    So, I don't know exactly why, but I just feel stronger.

  • at long last. . . Kirksville , MO
    April 25, 2019 7:10 a.m.

    With White people accounting for approximately eight percent of the world's population, this report shouldn't be a surprise to anyone. Especially given our relatively open borders and irrational immigration policies. Take into account the low birth rate of White people in the US and other areas, compared to other racial groups, it would be extremely odd if it were anything other than higher than projected here.

  • Misseleer71 Salt Lake City, UT
    April 25, 2019 4:56 a.m.

    In 50 years the Utah and SL valley conglomerate may be extinct and gone and repurposed back to a really little town where Mormons now own the public buildings.

    What Herbert desultory in Utah will be ultimately revitalize the valley into something more manageable than this eyesore we call a state now in distress because Herbert left no room for sustainable land for growing food and farming.