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    Re: The Majority of American Babies Are Now Minorities

    Quote Originally Posted by Gathomas88 View Post
    I'm all for diversity. The means by which this particular shift is taking place, however, are troubling.

    Speaking plainly here, whites simply aren't breeding. Our fertility rate is about as low as that found in most of Western Europe, and only barely above that of Japan. As such, our population, and therefore total stake in and influence over mainstream American culture and society, is declining. If that trend continues, we might very well wind up not with a "melting pot," but a culturally, politically, and socially marginalized white minority which has basically had its own nation hijacked out from under it by foreign influences.

    It's happened before. Just look at what happened to Lebanese Christians over the course of the 20th Century, for example.
    'It's own nation'?

    America belongs to all Americans.
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    Re: The Majority of American Babies Are Now Minorities

    Who knew so many in Gen X were babies?

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    Re: The Majority of American Babies Are Now Minorities

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    'It's own nation'?

    America belongs to all Americans.
    We founded it, we developed it, and we've run it and made up the majority of the population for the last 200 years. For all intents and purposes, it's "our" country, built in our own image.

    That's not to say that we cannot, or should not, "share" it with those we are able to do so, or that it should not change in some regards to adapt to new arrivals (just as they should change to adapt to it). However, there's a fine line between "sharing," and simply handing the whole thing over on a silver platter.

    If we're not careful, we're going to wind up doing the latter. It has, as I've already pointed out, happened before.

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    Re: The Majority of American Babies Are Now Minorities

    Quote Originally Posted by Gathomas88 View Post
    We founded it, we developed it
    "We"???

    Take credit much for what other people do?
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    Re: The Majority of American Babies Are Now Minorities

    Quote Originally Posted by Samhain View Post
    It used to be that first-generation immigrants would cling to their roots, while second-generation tried to forget it, and third generation tried to remember it.

    Today, more and more immigrant generations refuse to melt with the rest.


    I've made this point before, on other forums: The USA isn't a melting pot - it's a stew.

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    Re: The Majority of American Babies Are Now Minorities

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    I've made this point before, on other forums: The USA isn't a melting pot - it's a stew.
    But it should be. You come here to become American, not <insert>-American. Had a Russian immigrant ingrain that in me when I was a teenager.

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    Re: The Majority of American Babies Are Now Minorities

    Quote Originally Posted by Samhain View Post
    But it should be. You come here to become American, not <insert>-American.
    Had a Russian immigrant ingrain that in me when I was a teenager.

    Come back and tell us all about that 30 or a 100 years from now.

    People are gonna do what people are gonna do.

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    Re: The Majority of American Babies Are Now Minorities

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    Come back and tell us all about that 30 or a 100 years from now.

    People are gonna do what people are gonna do.
    Yeah, people are different now. Some of my family emigrated here in the 1930s, so I'm 3 times removed and watered down now. Still look really middle eastern though.

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    Re: The Majority of American Babies Are Now Minorities

    Quote Originally Posted by Samhain View Post
    Yeah, people are different now. Some of my family emigrated here in the 1930s, so I'm 3 times removed and watered down now.
    Still look really middle eastern though.


    But you're 100 percent American, eh?

    It's the same with a lot of people.

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    Re: The Majority of American Babies Are Now Minorities

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    But you're 100 percent American, eh?

    It's the same with a lot of people.
    I'm American, and you may not have noticed, but I is 100% ma-male.

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