America is changing. Bigoted slurs, immigration bans and racist rallies can't change that

Updated 1:47 PM ET, Fri June 22, 2018

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(CNN)From the moment the United States was born, it has been an exercise in transformation, a nation that every day welcomes new citizens -- by birth and by oath -- to take part in this grand experiment.

Conceived by a band of wealthy, white men who demanded freedom from Great Britain, America has developed into a multicultural, multiethnic community. And even as family separations at the border, racist rallies, travel bans and bigoted slurs remain part of our cultural landscape, our transformation rolls on.
Here are some of the ways our nation has become -- and will continue to grow -- more diverse:

From a collection of colonies, America grew ...

The first US Census, in 1790, counted 3.9 mill