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(Slate)   Could America become Mississippi? Judging by our waistlines and taste in TV, we're already there   ( divider line
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2014-04-10 03:11:53 PM  
As I've written before, one possible path for some Latino and Asian immigrants-especially those with upward mobility-is that they "become white" like their European immigrant fore bearers.

Of course they will.  This is what always happens.  If you called an Italian or a Greek "white" 100 years ago people would laugh in your face.

There are going to be much more new whites than just latinos and Asians.  Persians will too.  Armenians and Turks are already there.  We might even get wild and add Arabs if we feel threatened enough.  Don't believe me?

According to Benjamin Franklin, only the English were white.  Even the Swedes weren't white:

Why should Pennsylvania, founded by the   English, become a Colony of Aliens, who will shortly be so numerous as   to Germanize us instead of our Anglifying them, and will never adopt our   Language or Customs, any more than they can acquire our Complexion.

24. Which leads me to add one Remark: That the Number of purely   white People in the World is proportionably very small. All Africa is   black or tawny. Asia chiefly tawny. America (exclusive of the new   Comers) wholly so. And in Europe, the Spaniards, Italians,   French, Russians and Swedes, are generally of what we call   a swarthy Complexion; as are the Germans also, the Saxons only   excepted, who with the English, make the principal Body of White People   on the Face of the Earth.

Throughout American history what is "white" just keeps getting expanded.  You'll get over it.  You won't have a choice.
2014-04-10 03:30:27 PM  
Using a nationally representative survey of self-identified politically "independent" whites,

"independent" usually means ignorant.  If you're just now becoming aware of the long trend of "the browning of America," then you are too fkng stupid to vote.  Please just stay home and watch FOX as usual.
2014-04-10 04:42:04 PM  

Lionel Mandrake: If you're just now becoming aware of the long trend of "the browning of America," then you are too fkng stupid to vote. Please just stay home and watch FOX as usual.

Everytime I watch fox news I am reminded of "orange-ing of America".

//Between the hosts and the color schemes I am 90% certain Fox news is just an elaborate color blind test.
2014-04-10 05:13:16 PM  
If the country continues voting in GOP senators, house members and (shudder) presidents, then we'll certainly be more like Mississippi politically - even more than we already are, taken as a whole country. Yep, just look at those great, shining examples of conservative ideals where they exist free and unhindered. Just look to Alabama, Mississippi and the like. They're just about paradise in every measurable way - right? Nah, they're (mostly) crapholes and it's where the whole country will go if the educationally-challenged rubes in this country keep voting that way.
2014-04-10 05:54:44 PM  
Could America become Mississippi?  Judging by our waistlines and taste in TV, we're already there

Having grew up in Mississippi, I can honestly say that much of the country still has a long way to fall before we call ourselves Mississippi, subby.
2014-04-10 06:01:14 PM  
This is something I worry about.  It'll be awful for national unity if races become further enmeshed in "us vs. them" thinking.

My hope is that there's so much interracial breeding that it'll become confusing to figure out who the "them" is.
2014-04-10 10:15:16 PM  
OK, am I reading this right?  It sounds like the article is basically saying "white racists are likely to be republicans?"  I'm not arguing with that, just sayin
2014-04-11 08:52:41 PM  
The GOP is hard at work on it.
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