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Old 04-06-2011, 11:13 AM
 
Location: Virginia Beach
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America's child population grew more far diverse over the past decade as a decline in the ranks of white children was offset by surging growth of Asians and Hispanics.
All told in 2010, the Census Bureau counted 74.2 million people under age 18, up 1.9 million from 2000.
Census Shows Hispanic, Asian Children Surging - WSJ.com

Very good ! From Wall Street Journal
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Old 04-06-2011, 11:29 AM
 
Location: MN
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Another multi-cultural article with some reverse racism. The white folk' are ignored once again.
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Old 04-06-2011, 12:27 PM
 
Location: Carrboro and Concord, NC
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Another multi-cultural article with some reverse racism. The white folk' are ignored once again.
I don't know how much I agree with this assessment. This is WSJ - which leans conservative in their editorial stance - have you read their editorial page? If anything, I found the article to be shockingly neutral by their standards.

Look at it this was - if the escalating non-white population in the US is alarming to you, would you rather know about the trend in advance, or wake up and suddenly be surprised by Asian, Latino, and black Americans outnumbering you?

I personally have no problem with the shifting demographics of America. As one of those non-white folks, I have a lifetime of knowing what it means to be a 'minority;' a status that one certainly is aware of, though it also doesn't run my life, and it's not the only thing that determines my identity. I am comfortable in my own skin, and do not find people whose backgrounds are different to be threatening to me in any way at all (and my black-person-life-experiences with 'difference' run a gamut from living in deep Appalachia for 12 years [where I was definitely a minority, and still somehow managed to make a zillion great friends and fall in love with the landscape], to - at the other extreme - dating natives of places like Bangalore and Chengdu); thus if others' have issues with my race or background, it's their problem and not mine.

My white, non-US-black, Asian and Latino friends have added so much depth and perspective to my outlook on the world. And yes, that includes white, along with everyone else. As I dislike black folks who insist on victimology (there are those who do), I find this outlook just as ugly when it comes to white people, or any other people for that matter. Anyone with a really rich sense of personal identity is above that sort of self-destructive defeatism.
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Old 04-06-2011, 01:03 PM
 
Location: Virginia Beach
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Another multi-cultural article with some reverse racism. The white folk' are ignored once again.
It's not white bashing at all.
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Old 04-06-2011, 03:07 PM
 
Location: Virginia Beach
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Old 04-06-2011, 03:35 PM
 
Location: Oak Park, IL
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A significant fraction of Hispanics are indistinguishable from non-Hispanic whites.
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Old 04-06-2011, 03:57 PM
 
Location: The Greatest city on Earth: City of Atlanta Proper
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A significant fraction of Hispanics are indistinguishable from non-Hispanic whites.
The same is true of Latinos of African and Asian descent. Not sure what stating that gains though. They aren't culturally White American so what does it matter?
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Old 04-06-2011, 04:15 PM
 
Location: Oak Park, IL
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The same is true of Latinos of African and Asian descent. Not sure what stating that gains though. They aren't culturally White American so what does it matter?
First of all, what dies it mean to be culturally White Anerican? Listening to country music?

Secondly, some fraction of Hispanics are culturally and visually indistinguishable from non-Hispanic whites.
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Old 04-06-2011, 04:27 PM
 
Location: Virginia Beach
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First of all, what dies it mean to be culturally White Anerican? Listening to country music?

Secondly, some fraction of Hispanics are culturally and visually indistinguishable from non-Hispanic whites.
Mostly Cubans and Argentinians..These groups live mostly in Florida
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Old 04-06-2011, 06:42 PM
 
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I've noticed that NJ always tends to get lost under a sea of bubbles in any given map haha.

But as for "culturally white," I think he just means when a group is considered white by popular perception. While Mexicans aren't considered white today, maybe they will be someday. Who knows.
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