Discussion in 'Race Relations' started by kazenatsu, May 22, 2018.
Affirmative action and special benefits. Yay!
forum right wingers have acknowledged on this forum that it is white women (many of whom are married to white men) who are the USA's biggest beneficiaries of affirmative action
And many of them who aren't, these days.
Typical left wing extremist whining as if race is everything.
People of all races want freedom and independence. That's why most come to the USA.
What’s sad is that most people who are concerned about this are unaware or unwilling to acknowledge who was primarily responsible, and the reason why.
you mean folks who are 98% Ashkenazi Jew?
As of 2017, whites account for less than 50% of the children under the age of 10.
so you mean minority as in us whites vs all other minorities combined.... but were still the race with the highest percent
we are still gonna be more then double the highest minority, even though I disagree with the logic of this data, sure white birth rates may be down now, but as economy improves they will go up - economy effects birth rates, uncertainty in the future reduces it
diversity is good, nothing to fear.... though the racist of each group may try
Half those white people are long past their reproductive years and won't be having any more babies.
In the state of California for example, the median age for whites is 45. That means half of them are older than that.
The overall population percentages do not show the whole picture.
Whites may make up 62% of the overall population, but they only make up 55% of the population under the age of 50, for example.
Obviously certain regions of the country are experiencing this much more than others.
Here's one statistic that demonstrates how much demographics can change over a single generation.
In California public schools, 62.8% of the teachers are white, compared to less than 24% of the students.
(2016-2017, source here)
(Yes, that's for the entire state. Only 7% of students in the state go to private schools.)
If such comes about, it is only a matter of time before white individuals can no longer be charged with committing hate crimes, and instead crimes perpetrated against them will be racially-motivated hate crimes by default.
This breakdown is from 2015 and shows that among Millennials (ages 18-34), whites make up 55.8% of that group and Hispanics make up about 21%.
It's about 25.5% Hispanic among those under 18.
This is for the entire country, and I'm sure the percentage points have already shifted a little since then, because the statistics are from 2015, and it's now already three years later.
In comparison, among the population age 55 and older, 75 percent are white.
That jives with this observation: Blue eyes increasingly rare in America
And if you knew anything about the history of the United States, you would know it has ALWAYS been that way.
For much of the late 1800s, German, Norwegian and Swedish were the primary languages in Wisconsin and Minnesota. You could travel for days without ever hearing English spoken. Milwaukee still has German-language newspapers.
The United States is a nation of immigrants. That is a strength, not a weakness, and always has been. The skin color or nation of origin of the immigrants is irrelevant.
So you believe.
There's no way to prove that, is there? Even if the U.S. turns into a Third World, you'd just blame it on something else.
I've got 240 years of history on my side. You?
Can you point to a non-English speaking non-Western European country that you would like to emulate?
Out of 195 countries in the world, more than 90% meet that criteria, so I'm sure you can manage to pick out one.
(There are a few successful East Asian countries like Japan and Taiwan but I don't think you would advocate the type of policies they have in place, and Singapore is practically just a city and majority populated by ethnic Chinese)
You are also welcome to select any English-speaking country that wasn't settled by people of majority Northwestern European descent, like Nigeria or India.
Do you believe it's a coincidence that Argentina is the most successful country in Latin America? (not exactly First World, but better than the others)
I'm a Westerner, so culturally and linguistically I'm more comfortable in Western nations. I'm not sure why you think that's relevant.
But to answer your question, I'd be comfortable living in large parts of South America, such as Uruguay or Argentina. Costa Rica would be fine, and Panama isn't bad these days.
Most of Eastern and Southern Europe is fine.
I'm not as familiar with African countries, but Botswana and Ghana are peaceful and prosperous. I'm sure there are several more I'd be fine in.
Heading into Asia, there is Jordan and Lebanon in the Mideast. Lebanon is a little chancy, thanks to the presence of Hezbollah. But it's supposed to be a lovely country otherwise.
The Gulf States have first-world infrastructure and are relatively liberal, though I suspect I would not like some of their social policies. But I'll point out that many of those policies applied in the United States until relatively recently.
Going further east, I'd be willing to live in China, Malaysia or Thailand. I discount Nepal because of its poverty, but otherwise nothing against the Nepalese.
Then there is Korea, Japan and Taiwan.
Indonesia I'm intrigued by, but don't know enough to say if I'd want to live there. And I'd be fine living on just about any Pacific island.
So, you were saying?
That would be an understatement. First of all, their economies are mostly fueled by oil. This is essentially money coming from Europe and America, as well as China and Japan. The countries in the Middle East that have high standards of living all have low populations relative to their oil revenue. Iran also has a large amount of oil revenue, but because their population is much larger it doesn't transfer into very high standards of living.
The economy of Malaysia is also fueled by oil. It's another muslim-majority country with a fairly low population.
Thailand, I'm not sure you actually are aware of how much poverty exists in Thailand. It also doesn't have the most political stability and recently had a military coup ousting the democratically elected officials to replace them with new ones.
Indonesia also has some chronic poverty problems, lots of migrants from Indonesia illegally trying to make the trip to Australia. And of course radical Islam does exist in that country, they've had a few terrorist attacks, and there has been some persecution against other religious groups.
Back to Saudi Arabia and the Gulf States, I'm not sure people living in English-speaking countries truly realize what the society is actually like there. There's been a lot of tourists form England and parts of Europe who have gone there and gotten in big trouble because they had just assumed (mistakenly) that things there were similar to Europe.
Domestic workers are often treated like slaves, and Female Circumcision is still going on behind closed doors in the country, despite many people thinking it doesn't exist there. They do occasionally behead people for witchcraft, and severe punishment can ensue if you dare to say Allah doesn't exist or insult Islam. Women who report to police that they were raped can be in danger of being arrested (This is not unusual in many parts of the Middle East).
On the subject of Malaysia and Saudi Arabia, you might read this, about how Malaysia arrested and extradited a young Saudi citizen who had fled the country back to Saudi Arabia to face blasphemy charges. He ended up being held in prison for two years. This video gives some more detail on exactly what he said that constituted blasphemy.
If you think the shiny modern city of Dubai in the UAE (Gulf State) is that different from Saudi Arabia, you'd be wrong.
Plenty of Australian businessmen have been arrested there based on flimsy evidence and held in terrible conditions, oftentimes pressured while held in prison to sign contracts to hand over an interest in property.
No, I'm sorry, the truth is you are ignorant about what actually goes on in these countries, and the quality of life isn't that good.
I could get into much more detail, but the truth is discussing all these countries one by one would be too complicated, and would take more effort from me than I'm willing to spend here.
The standard of living in Eastern Europe isn't as rosy as you might imagine.
As just one example, they have different standards of justice from the West.
Um, okay. You apparently have a hard-on for the oil states, which is fine. But you’re ignoring the vast majority of my list.
The point is, there are plenty of places around the world that are pleasant to live in. Your original premise is a failure.
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