Is the black-white paradigm still relevant in today's world? According to the Los Angeles Times, the Latino population topped 50 million people in 2008. Today, the United States has approximately 315 million people. According to Pew Research Group, if current trends continue, the population will rise to 438 million people in 2050 and 82 percent of the increase will be due to immigrants, and 50 million will be immigrants' children and grandchildren that were born in the United States. Nearly 20 percent of Americans will be an immigrant in 2050. Whites will become the minority (47 percent) by 2050.