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Old 08-22-2010, 01:23 PM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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U.S. Hispanic population to triple by 2050 - USATODAY.com

Racial/ethnic groups 2005 ~ 2050
Foreign-born 12% ~ 19%
White 67% ~ 47%
Hispanic 14% ~ 29%
Black 13% ~ 13%
Asian 5% ~ 9%

Total Population 2005 ~ 2050 (based on those projections) - in millions
Foreign-born 36.3 ~ 83.22
White 203.0 ~ 205.8
Hispanic 42.4 ~ 127.02
Black 39.3 ~ 56.94
Asian 15.1 ~ 39.42

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Do you think these changes - in a nation that's historically been 90% White and 10% Black - will profoundly change our society, or will we once again adjust our belief that "others" can't become American (as was the case with Irish and Italians)?

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Old 08-22-2010, 01:57 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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Who knows at one time people wouldn't consider Irish and Italian white as you stated but if you include Hispanics who claim to be White, America will still be 70%+ white in 2050. The big difference with Hispanics though is they have much less distance from their homeland and there is a multi billion dollar industry nationally that is putting everything in Spanish.
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Old 08-22-2010, 02:12 PM
 
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Who knows at one time people wouldn't consider Irish and Italian white as you stated but if you include Hispanics who claim to be White, America will still be 70%+ white in 2050. The big difference with Hispanics though is they have much less distance from their homeland and there is a multi billion dollar industry nationally that is putting everything in Spanish.
The objection isn't to skin color or race. The objection is to having our identity and culture changed as a nation. Part of that culture is the English language. There are other cultural differences and ideals between anglo whites and Hispanic whites that are different. It is like asking China if they would like to become German in identity and culture due to an illegal invasion of Germans. There lays the problem not race or skin color.
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Old 08-23-2010, 12:47 AM
 
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Do you think these changes - in a nation that's historically been 90% White and 10% Black - will profoundly change our society, or will we once again adjust our belief that "others" can't become American (as was the case with Irish and Italians)?
Irish make Ireland.

Italians make Italy.

Others make other sorts of nations.

Geography is irrelevant. Nations consist of a gene pool. When the gene pool is altered, the nation is no longer the same -- sometimes for better, sometimes for not.
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Old 08-23-2010, 03:31 AM
 
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Irish make Ireland.

Italians make Italy.

Others make other sorts of nations.

Geography is irrelevant. Nations consist of a gene pool. When the gene pool is altered, the nation is no longer the same -- sometimes for better, sometimes for not.
And in this case, most of these Hispanics come from a culture that doesn't believe in the same things that the US culture currently enjoys Even though I'm Hispanic myself, I'm pretty afraid that the US is going to turn into a Latin American cesspool of a country. Name one country south of the US that doesn't reek of a sewer in terms of corruption and out of control crime and enjoys the prosperity that we do.
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Old 08-23-2010, 03:38 AM
 
Location: Burnsville, Minnesota
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And in this case, most of these Hispanics come from a culture that doesn't believe in the same things that the US culture currently enjoys Even though I'm Hispanic myself, I'm pretty afraid that the US is going to turn into a Latin American cesspool of a country. Name one country south of the US that doesn't reek of a sewer in terms of corruption and out of control crime and enjoys the prosperity that we do.
Argentina isn't horrible.
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Old 08-23-2010, 03:40 AM
 
Location: Burnsville, Minnesota
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If non-Hispanic whites and white Hispanics are both counted, the white race will still be a solid majority in 2050.
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Old 08-23-2010, 03:51 AM
 
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Argentina isn't horrible.
Living on an Argentine salary isn't exactly an easy thing to do. $40,000 US has plenty of disposible income while $40,000 AR you can barely live on

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If non-Hispanic whites and white Hispanics are both counted, the white race will still be a solid majority in 2050.
Most brown Hispanics count themselves as white. I always raise my eyebrows when I see such a huge amount of white Hispanics living in an area and then you see the area and you wonder where all the white ones are at (case in point, Puerto Rico).
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Old 08-23-2010, 03:55 AM
 
Location: Burnsville, Minnesota
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Living on an Argentine salary isn't exactly an easy thing to do. $40,000 US has plenty of disposible income while $40,000 AR you can barely live on



Most brown Hispanics count themselves as white. I always raise my eyebrows when I see such a huge amount of white Hispanics living in an area and then you see the area and you wonder where all the white ones are at (case in point, Puerto Rico).
I agree. I don't see many Hispanics with skin tones as fair as non-Hispanic whites.
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Old 08-23-2010, 07:00 AM
 
Location: John & Ken-ville
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Could we send all the illegal Mexicans to Puerto Rico since nobody wants to return them to Mexico? They already speak Spanish there.

On second thought... 18,000,000+ is a lot to throw on Puerto Rico.
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