On August 14, 2008, the United States Census Bureau released a report predicting that in 2042, for the first time in its history, the United States would no longer have a white majority. In fact, in 2042, the United States will no longer have any ethnic or racial majority. Instead, it will be a pluralist nation, one in which every citizen is a member of a minority group.
We take our name from that year, and the cultural and demographic shift it represents. MMXLII (pronounced “mixly”) is derived from the Roman numerals for 2042. We’re a new media outlet dedicated to sharing information and perspectives on the paradigm of diversity as the world becomes more integrated- religiously, culturally, and racially. Our blog reports on the latest news and trends affected by that integration. Our “Countdown to 2042” video series includes interviews with leaders like George Clinton, Baratunde Thurston, and Timothy DeLaGhetto. “MMXLII Presents” investigates uniquely contemporary topics – like why Lay’s “Chicken and Waffle” potato chips appeal to consumers from a variety of demographics. Our media is created for communities, individuals, and businesses to be equally informed and up-to-date as the distinction between majority and minority shifts.
Our content is just the beginning of a conversation that’s too important not to have. 2042 can be better than today, but we know from talking to the experts that it might not be. We can embrace our diverse future, or we can be dragged into it kicking and screaming. It’s up to us to decide what the future looks like, which is why we’re not just trying to predict tomorrow – we want to help make it better.
MMXLII is the brainchild of Ted Chung, the man behind Stampede Management and Cashmere Agency. Content manager Marguerite Perfumada oversees the creation and curation of content at MMXLII and produces our videos. Director of Community Relations Tarik Ross oversees community engagement, and coordinates our annual “Pack Your Bags Global Xperience Project.” Editor Joel Wacks writes for the website, social media, and presents his own sometimes-controversial opinions in the “MMXLII Perspective” video series. Our voices, though, are a very small piece of the dialogue that needs to happen.
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