Tuesday, March 29, 2016

The diversity conundrum.

Image result for diversity imagesTonight's cut and paste job has to do with diversity in America, and how some people in the majority population fear it.

Imagine, if you will, America being one big California. The thought of it just terrifies some folks.

"America's ongoing diversity explosion should be greeted with optimism because of the opportunities it presents for revitalizing our country, energizing our labor force and providing greater connectivity to the global economy. But there is a hidden danger lurking in the form of an emerging generation gap with strong racial overtones that, left unchecked, could become a significant obstacle to progress. This gap has been greatly inflamed by the rhetoric of the presidential primaries. Its potential harm was illustrated in the canceled Donald Trump event earlier this month in Chicago, which saw young people of mixed races protesting against the views of what one of them called "white suburbanites" who embrace, often angrily, a vision of America that would shut them out.
 
With more than a subtle focus on race, each party's candidates have also been talking to different generations.
 
Hillary Clinton emphasizes concern for children in Flint, Michigan, ending child poverty and deportation and reforming the criminal justice system. Bernie Sanders reaches out to young people concerned about student debt and jobs. In contrast, Trump continues to talk tough on immigration and keeping out Muslims, on maintaining traditional American values, backing strong policing and protecting the middle class from tax increases.
 
These stances mirror generationally different attitudes revealed in a 2012 Pew Survey that showed that more than half of white baby boomers and seniors view the rise of newcomers from other countries as a threat to traditional American values and customs, a view that was held by a minority of the millennial generation born in the early 1980s to the early 2000s. Generations are also divided on the role of government, with older people eschewing more services and higher taxes, and younger ones embracing the programs those services support.
 
The demographic reality is that America's youth -- and more specifically its racial minority youth -- is its future. The white population in this country is rapidly graying with a median age of 43 (compared with 37 for the whole population and 28 for Hispanics) -- and it is growing very slowly. According to census estimates, there is an absolute decline in the number of white youth younger than 20 that is projected to continue over the foreseeable future.
 
Because of the growth of Hispanics, Asians, blacks and other races, the United States will be able to replenish its younger population, unlike Germany, some other European countries and Japan. Two years ago, minorities began to account for more than half of public school children, and between now and 2030, all of the growth in the population in prime labor force ages (18-64) will be comprised of racial minorities.
 
However, the nation's young minority population, now more important than ever to its future, has a long way to go. Underresourced and effectively segregated schools are still the norm in many urban areas, leading to Hispanic and black high school dropout rates still well above those of whites. And the range of campus protests last fall in both large public and elite private schools signals future difficulties in assimilating generations to come." [More]
 
Honestly, I don't know what to make of all of that. I guess it's just yet another story explaining the angst among white voters in this political seasons, which caused the rise of men like trump ad Cruz.
 
Some in America didn't think that they could survive Obama, but it would seems that they did.
 
Still, just the thought of a black man having lead them for the past seven years keeps them up at night, and creates terror in their minds about an uncertain future.
 
Fortunately, we will know a little bit more about that future come November, 2016. It should be fun watch.    
 
*Pic from kent.edu.com
 
 
 
 

33 comments:

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Anonymous said...

TENTH!!!!!!!!!!!!

I WIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Hey, dummy - you can't "replenish" America's population with low-IQ third world barbarians any more than you can fortify your diet with cardboard. It just doesn't work that way. This country is being swamped with the world's wretched refuse because the elites want it that way. Make everyone dumb and brown and fighting with each other all the time and you don't have any competition anymore. And you make off with all the loot. $$$

But keep thinking all the noble brown races are going to come together and stomp out evil YT and end racism forever, blah blah blah. Without idiots like you, their plan would never have worked in the first place.

Anonymous said...

And P.S. -

OBAMA'S NOT BLACK!

Jim from the West Coast said...

Trump has mostly talked about illegal immigrants and Muslims, but he knows that the average negro is a threat to stability in this country too. He will put you people in line.

PilotX said...

Interesting. I guess the younger generation would see social services differently because jobs are nearly as plentiful as in previous generations. They can talk about bootstraps because there were good paying blue collar jobs that could sustain a family but that is not a reality currently. This leads to a point a mentor of mine said long ago, we need a labor party in this country. Many of the blue collar working stiffs don't feel at home in the Democratic or Republican Party and this would allow more people to vote in their own best interests. Maybe Trump will accelerate this process because he is causing a real civil war in the gop.

Yisheng said...

America would be MUCH better off if all the racist wypipo moved to Antarctica.

Craig said...

Yisheng, you are one slimy, ignorant piece of shit. I feel sorry for your husband.

Anonymous said...

LOL. White boys are stupid as hell.

The Ministry of Truth said...

"Many of the blue collar working stiffs don't feel at home in the Democratic or Republican Party and this would allow more people to vote in their own best interests. Maybe Trump will accelerate this process because he is causing a real civil war in the gop."

Trump's followers have to do a lot more thinking before they arrive at real comprehension and can be part of the solution and not part of the problem. They know they're being lied to, but they don't understand what it is that Republican elites are lying about.

They DON'T think, "Hey, Republican elites lied to me. Their economic theories don't work as advertised. This is unfair." (This might lead to more support for labor unions.)

They DO think, "Hey, Republican elites lied to me. They told me they'd get rid of all the brown people who are causing all our economic problems, but they didn't do it. This is unfair."

O'Gurl said...

No political party is going to save any of us. We are on our own.

PilotX said...

"No political party is going to save any of us. We are on our own."

No need to be saved, just a matter of organizing with people of mutual interests.

Anonymous said...

"organizing w/ people of mutual interests" ...

Translation: Gang up on Whitey and take all of his shit!

Love that Newspeak. Did a community organizer teach you to say that?

field negro said...

"Newspeak"? These stormfront guys are rich.

Anonymous said...

Per the article pasted above, "..., the nation's young minority population, now more important than ever to its future, has a long way to go. Underresourced and effectively segregated schools are still the norm in many urban areas, leading to Hispanic and black high school dropout rates still well above those of whites."

And who runs the "urban area" schools, like NYC, Baltimore, Philly, and Chicago? I'll give you a hint. I ain't Republicans.

The nation is dumbing down. The soft bigotry of low expectations is the norm and the Democrats have perpetuated those low expectations for decades. It is 'racist' to even consider inner city kids aren't graduating because they aren't going to school, doing their classwork, behaving appropriately, and graduating on time. Averaging down in educational accomplishments of our citizens due to the exponential growth of inner city, drop out, unemployable youth is a fact for this country. The dumbing down of the USA will only get worse.

According to the progressives, these minority kid's and their families failures in life are, what did the author call them, "white suburbanites" fault.

Here's a response worthy of that assertion. Bullshit.



Yisheng said...

@Craig. I feel sorry for your husband too, ROTFL!!!

I'm guessing by your comments that you're the BOTTOM BITCH in the relationship, right?

BTW one of my colleagues is working on a compound to prevent anal transmission of HIV and I think I can get you a trial sample. Which bath house should I send it to?

Lt. Commander Johnson said...

You are such a nasty cunt, Queenie.

Your 1900 Degrees make you qualified to render shit to sewerage.

Yisheng said...

@7:54, don't you have some BOOKS to reshelve!

Lt. Commander Johnson said...

That was clever, for a stinking cunt.

swamp spartan said...

Here's what us crackers do, boys & girls:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0U2Px5OR0eA

field negro said...

This obsession that some of our trolls have with the Doctor is not healthy.

Yīshēng said...

field negro said...
This obsession that some of our trolls have with the Doctor is not healthy.
>>>>>>>>>>

Field, this comment made me laugh out loud, ROTFL!!!

Speaking of brilliant Blacks in STEM, Northrup Grumman is donating a grip of money to the National Society of Black Engineers:

http://www.blackenterprise.com/news/northrop-grumman-gives-2-million-grant-to-national-society-of-black-engineers/

PilotX said...

"Translation: Gang up on Whitey and take all of his shit!"

Don't read too well do you? I wrote that the blue collar workers from the Republican and Democratic parties need to unite into one Labor Party. How is that even remotely interpreted as taking anything from anybody? The blue collar workers built this nation. Why are you so obsessed with race? (Something you probably accuse me of). Irony at its finest.

Yisheng said...

@actually PX that's an example of stupidity at its most typical of racist wypipo.

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