The article is flawed because it automatically lumps in all hispanics as "non white minorities". It doesn't take into account the hispanics who are racially white. Those like Ted Cruz, Rubio, and myself for that matter.
That said, the conservative reaction to this is amusing. While they are constantly hollering and screaming about how supposedly racist liberals/Democrats are, they sure seem kind of pissed off at the possible notion of whites becoming a minority in America. I mean if they are as color blind as they claim, why do some of them seem upset? The comment section on breitbart is particularly amusing, and of course extremely racist.
Hispanics in america and south of the border are having less children and in some places are already about the same as whites. I doubt with that trend in mind that they will be able to really get much of any majority status unless immigration stays high. Anyway, having less children than is needed to maintain your population is stupid and shortsighted.
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The Wall Street Journal - America's Baby Bust
Either way, the overall result of this is the same. Whites are dying off, and minorities are taking their place at a somewhat alarming rate.
Is there any reason I shouldn't be? I mean... Let's not quibble around reality here. Pragmatically speaking, power matters. If we have less, that simply means someone else has more.You sure you're not worried about whites having less political power...?
In case you haven't noticed, quite a few of the (currently) minority groups in this country, and their political agenda setters, would like absolutely nothing better than to use any potential reversal of such power to make whites "pay" in some way or another for the various slights and hardships for which they perceive us as being responsible. That's not going to magically change simply because there are more of them and fewer of us. In all likelihood, such a state of affairs will serve to exacerbate tensions. Transition usually does.
This isn't a "melting pot." Increasingly, it is becoming a country of racial "tribes," constantly in conflict with one another. It exists as such primarily because the political powers that be benefit from encouraging such conflict.
Case in point of the above. South African whites are basically being all but driven out of the country. Some black extremist groups are even calling for outright ethnic cleansing.Or South Africa
The same thing happened to Lebanese Christians when the Muslims took over.
Will anything that extreme happen in the US? I doubt it. However, I have no doubt that the Al Sharptons and other assorted populist hate mongers of the American political system will leap at the opportunity to "get even" in some way or another.
In grand total, Irish and Italians only make up 15%-20% of the "white" US population. They make up somewhere around 10% of the total population including all races. Other ethnicities (barring the Germans, who have a somewhat unique situation) tend to be a lot smaller. They also all arrived at different times, and there was enough of a language and culture barrier between the different groups that they were never able to form any kind of monolithic cultural block that was capable of threatening the majority culture. They really had no choice but to assimilate as such.Circa 1900, "whites" actually mean "descended from the English and maybe French settlers," and all those impoverished immigrant Jews, Italians, Germans, Irish, Poles and others were the scum of the American earth. Today, all Europeans are mainstream and classified as "white,"
As the chart I posted above shows, that's really not the case where this latest wave of immigration is concerned. Latinos are set to make up 30% to 40% of the total population all by themselves by 2050. They're all arriving at roughly the same time as well, and have cultures and languages that are all largely homogeneous with one another.
I'm sorry, but, given those facts, the odds are that they're all going to wind up identifying a Hell of a lot more with one another than with the existing culture. The introduction of such a new monolithic cultural and political block into the existing political and social order will almost certainly cause significant complications.
Make no mistake. The primary baseline of that culture is undeniably English Protestant, as they were the original majority influence. However, it has borrowed elements from all of the peoples of various different cultures it has assimilated - primarily food and holidays.
If we could somehow pull off a similar trick with non-Europeans, that would be awesome, IMO. However, that doesn't seem to be what's happening. We're getting combatant "racial tribes" instead.
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I'm in that group, so that technically qualifies me under the auspices of "we." Frankly, even beyond that, some branches of my family have been here since the early 1700s and late 1600s, so I can claim "we" in the sense of my ancestry as well.
Such a state of will only create different problems, however- namely in that we will be in exactly the same "population decline" situation currently being faced by Western Europe and Japan.
What I have a problem with is the fact that we, as a people, seem to be more or less simply "giving up" and letting another group take over for us. At best, that's going to cause some problems. At worst, they might very well be rather severe.