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Campus Question – May 19, 2012

May 19, 2012

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Campus Question – May 19, 2012

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Tonight’s Campus Question
 
On Thursday, the New York Times reported that most babies now born in the U.S. are persons of color. A writer at Phyllis Schlafly’s Eagle Forum Blog responded: “the USA is being transformed by immigrants who do not share [American] values, and who have high rates of illiteracy, illegitimacy, and gang crime, and they will vote Democrat when the Democrats promise them more food stamps.” Given the research showing Latinos’ cultural convergence with other Americans, is “American values” code for “white Republican?”
 

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  • NCrissieB
  • NCrissieB

    As we saw in February, a Pew Research survey found that first-generation Latinos face the same challenges immigrants have always faced. Second- and third-generation Latinos cultural outlook and distribution of professions are pretty much like non-Latino Americans. The reason many non-Latinos don’t realize that, as another Pew Research study found, is that mainstream media stories about Latinos almost never feature Latino voices. Instead, mainstream media stories focus on crime and markers of “different-ness.”

    Whatever the outrage among conservatives, the demographics are what they are. Non-Latino whites will be a minority of Americans by mid-century. Get over it.

  • http://cendax.wordpress.com Norbrook

    Schlafly’s description has been applied to almost every immigrant group since virtually the beginning of this country. :roll: It was quite likely applied to her ancestors. Funny how the only constant is that descendents of the previous wave of immigrants hate the new wave.

  • addisnana

    Is Schlafly the anti-feminist who thought women should greet their husbands wrapped in Saran-wrap or do I have my clowns mixed up?

    • Gardener

      Thank you for tricking me into visualizing Schlafly in Saran Wrap……

      Oh that I could “un-see” that…….

      :oops: :oops:

      • addisnana

        I think after a certain age, grabbing the tin foil might be the better choice. Visualize that, G.

    • NCrissieB
  • Jim W

    The Schlafly quote is an example of the edge of the Overton Window. In Fairfax County Virginia, German is the primary national origin at 12%. This makes selling the Immigrants are scary scenario a hard sell.

    • Gardener

      My grandpa on my mom’s side was part of a morning meeting at the local grain elevator and mill. There were 4 men who met early every morning to discuss politics, news, etc. Unc told me one time that one of the 4 once said, “Someday, only English will be spoken around here!” The other 3 laughed……..