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Other Side of Multiculturalism
Accuracy in Academia ^ | October 13, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline

Posted on 10/13/2015 8:02:43 AM PDT by Academiadotorg

It turns out that American students have something in common with their Latin American counterparts: They don’t learn anything good about America either.

“In Latin America children are often exposed to the negative aspects of American history but are seldom exposed to the negative aspects of their own history,” Alejandro Chafuen of the Atlas Economic Research Foundation said at the Philadelphia Society’s regional meeting in Indianapolis last weekend.

Chafuen himself hails from Argentina. “In Argentina, at least before the Falklands War, we used to say that we act Italian, speak Spanish and think that we are British.”

One-sixth of the population in the United States is Hispanic, according to Chafuen. Currently, New Mexico, Texas and California have the largest Hispanic populations but North Carolina and Alabama are among the states with the fastest growing populations.

One-eighth of the Hispanic population in the United States has a Bachelor’s degree or higher.

“Hispanics are more likely than the native population to believe that hard work leads to success,” Chafuen notes. He also observes that “They support vouchers but unfortunately also support the teachers’ unions.”

The Philadelphia Society is a group of conservative intellectuals that was formed in the wake of the Goldwater defeat in 1964.

TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Philosophy; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: multiculturalism; teachersunions; vouchers
we were privileged to heard Alejandro Antonio Chafuen's charming and incisive remarks at the regional meeting of the Philadelphia Society--
1 posted on 10/13/2015 8:02:43 AM PDT by Academiadotorg
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To: Academiadotorg

Grew up in México....
Almost everybody down there is an American hater.
Yet, the poverty, illegitimacy, illiteracy, ignorance, and grunge factor is about 100 times worse than it is here (even with our Amish).

2 posted on 10/13/2015 8:21:20 AM PDT by Roman_War_Criminal (This Hispanic wants a wall, the National Guard, and turrets guarding our border)
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