America’s Tomorrow: An Interactive Map Of Our Nation’s Future

PolicyLink time lapse map charts growth of people of color in the U.S. from 1990 through 2040; Viewed over 80,000 times across 126 different countries in less than 24 hours

PolicyLink has released “The Map of America’s Tomorrow,” an amazing new interactive map using time lapse to illustrate the growth of people of color in America from 1990 through 2040. Equity advocates across the country have long cited that by 2042 people of color will be our nation’s majority. And yet there’s been no visualization of what this future will actually look like – until now.

In less than 24 hours, the map has received 80,000 hits (and counting) and has been viewed in 126 countries. Harlem Children Zone’s Geoff Canada used it as the centerpiece for the phenomenal presentation he gave on “How to End Poverty” at the Google Zeitgeist Festival in London this week. And Andrew Sullivan has also joined in, describing the video on The Daily Beast yesterday as “The Browning of America.”

Clearly this snapshot of our future strikes a chord with people across our nation and the world.

To view the map, visit www.PolicyLink.org/AmericasTomorrow.