WSJ article - first time in U.S. history white newborns less than 50% of total

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Submitted by ctr70 on May 17, 2012 - 9:52am

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424...

Interesting WSJ article with some cool color coded maps. For the first time U.S. history whites of European ancestry account for less than half of newborn children in the U.S.. Ethnic make up of U.S. is on the move big time. Americans of European ancestry are having a lot less babies than Hispanics.

Submitted by Coronita on May 17, 2012 - 10:29am.

Cool. So if I change my kid's last name to "Smith", in 10 years, maybe she can apply for affirmative action...

(....Thank you. thank you.. Please come again tomorrow...)

Submitted by sdduuuude on May 17, 2012 - 10:52am.

flu wrote:
Cool. So if I change my kid's last name to "Smith", in 10 years, maybe she can apply for affirmative action...

(....Thank you. thank you.. Please come again tomorrow...)

... and don't forget to tip your waiters and waitresses.

Submitted by Diego Mamani on May 17, 2012 - 10:57am.

ctr70 wrote:
Ethnic make up of U.S. is on the move big time.

Yes, big time again. There was a lot of concern about the influx of eastern and southern Europeans at the beginning of the 20th century. Some pseudo-scientists even conducted "studies" measuring cranial circumference, etc., among immigrant children, and found some statistically significant differences compared with the US-born "white" children (BTW back then, Italians, Polish, etc. were not called "white"). Of course, it was later found that such differences disappeared over time (they were probably due to malnutrition in their countries of origin).

Three remarks:
1. It amazes me how we still speak of "races" and white, black, etc., as if those concepts had any scientific validity. They don't.

2. Just yesterday a gal at work was telling us how she graduated from a large "all white" high school in a medium/large Midwestern city in the 70s. They were not segregated by color, it was just that no non-white families lived in all the surrounding zip codes. That would be highly unusual today.

3. Newsweek or Time had a recent photo of an Apple store inside NYC's Grand Central train station. Of the dozens of people pictured there (clients, store clerks, and looky-loos), absolutely all were Hispanic, Asian, or Black. So what? It's just different levels of melanin in the skin, which is hereditary, just like big noses or baldness.

Submitted by scaredyclassic on May 17, 2012 - 11:56am.

I've been doing my part to increase the percentage of American mexi-Jews.

Submitted by sdduuuude on May 17, 2012 - 12:24pm.

squat250 wrote:
I've been doing my part to increase the percentage of American mexi-Jews.

I once saw a Jewish Mexican comedian. His opening joke had to do with driving his BMW up to the valet and telling the guy not to scratch the primer.

Submitted by briansd1 on May 17, 2012 - 12:24pm.

That's a good thing. That's one way America stays relevant in a globalized world. We want to remain a welcoming country

Demography is destiny.

Submitted by Coronita on May 17, 2012 - 12:30pm.

sdduuuude wrote:
squat250 wrote:
I've been doing my part to increase the percentage of American mexi-Jews.

I once saw a Jewish Mexican comedian. His opening joke had to do with driving his BMW up to the valet and telling the guy not to scratch the primer.

Speaking of comedians...

(Slight hijack... Any of you seen David Chapelle?)

Oh my.... I was watching an episode about him being a blind white supremacist...

I was rolling on the floor laughing so hard...

If you enjoy off humor,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2i9iTYe6tEk

WARNING: NOT SAFE FOR WORK... Watch it at home.

Submitted by UCGal on May 17, 2012 - 3:00pm.

ctr70 wrote:
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303879604577408363003351818.html?mod=WSJ_hp_LEFTTopStories&_nocache=1337272204829&user=welcome&mg=id-wsj

Interesting WSJ article with some cool color coded maps. For the first time U.S. history whites of European ancestry account for less than half of newborn children in the U.S.. Ethnic make up of U.S. is on the move big time. Americans of European ancestry are having a lot less babies than Hispanics.


Not to quibble... but for the first time in US History?
So you're saying there were more European settlers than native folks when the Declaration of Independence was signed?
And if you watch enough old westerns - you know that there were a lot of brown people in Western States. Just watched the John Wayne flick "El Dorado" over the weekend - he was speaking Spanish to a number of non-lead characters.

The WSJ does not say how far back they're going. So one might assume it's back to the first census. I have no idea if they gathered racial data - but I'm pretty sure they didn't count babies born to Indians or to slaves... After all - blacks were only 3/5ths of a person, and Indians were non-citizens.

We're in a global economy. I look at my work group - we're at about 50% non-hispanic white vs everyone else.

Submitted by scaredyclassic on May 17, 2012 - 10:29pm.

Are mexijews white?

They identify as "golden brown.". Not sure if that's a choice on the ethnic survey. They should have a blank for actual color.

They actually are golden brown.

They call me pasty. I don't identify as pasty though.

Submitted by briansd1 on May 18, 2012 - 9:51am.

Good piece in LA Times:

When they grow up, all these little brown babies will be working hard to pay for the Medicare and Social Security benefits of a whole lot of old white people like me. It might be a good idea, then, for us all to pay more attention to the quality of K-12 education these youngsters will be getting and make sure they are ready and able to access higher education. We are not going to have a strong economy or a healthy society if we continue to be sanguine as minority kids fall behind and settle for a life of service jobs. We need them to aim much higher. Yes, I know it's a cliche, but I have to say it: They are the future.

It is inevitable that America will change. That bothers some folks, I know, but it can be a dramatic change for the better if only we pull our heads out of the sand, stop clinging to outmoded definitions of "real Americans" and do the necessary work to bring all these new babies into the great American family.
http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/top...

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