Skip to comments.97% Of The Travelers On America's 'Mother Road' Are White
Posted on 03/29/2012 7:41:59 AM PDT by blam
97% Of The Travelers On America's 'Mother Road' Are White
March 29, 2012, 8:06 AM
A big report is out on the importance of Route 66, which John Steinbeck dubbed America's "mother road."
The study by Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, the National Park Service and the American Express Foundation argues for state spending to support this culture and economic institution.
But who enjoys the road from Chicago to Santa Monica?
The socioeconomic profile of the Route 66 traveler is:
1. Overwhelmingly (97 percent) white in race.
2. Overwhelmingly (97 percent) not Hispanic in ethnicity (recall however, the English-only version of the survey).
3. Generally (71 percent) married, though about one-tenth never married and one-seventh are currently divorced/widowed/separated.
4. Overwhelmingly middle-age (median of about 55 years) with a prominent senior contingent (46 percent were 60 years or older) and a younger cohort as well (about one-ninth were 20 to 39 years of age).
5. Generally (61 percent) in a two-member household, though about one seventh were in one-member households and a small share (3 percent) were in large households of five or more members.
6. Typically well educated (about 30 percent have started or finished undergraduate college and an approximately equal share have started/completed graduate work), with some exceptions (about one-eighth have either just attended or graduated high school).
7. Employed in many occupations (about one-fifth are in service, sales, transportation, and maintenance), though the most popular occupation category by far (36 percent) is management and professional (the latter management/professional finding comporting with the typically more advanced educational attainment noted earlier). Of note is that about four-tenths of the Route 66 travelers are retired.
8. Generally of middle-income (median household income of about $62,500), though there is a considerable
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I just celebrated my 69th birthday and can say that in all those years I've only met ONE white person. I was a lifeguard at Seaside Heights, (yes Snookie's beach). It was about 6 PM and I was getting ready to clock out. A family came on the beach. The Dad came over and asked about the water conditions. Mom was laying down the beach blanket and their child caught my eye since it was covered head to foot with a sweat suit and mask covered its face along sith sun glasses. Its hands wore gloves and feet wore flip flops with white gym socks.
The Dad noticed my interet and called "Jim! Come over here. Jim came and his Dad directed him to undress since the sun was below the boardwlak and stands and the beach was in shadows.
Jim removed his hooded shirt and mask and I recognized his condition. His skin was white,his hair was white and and his eye color was white.
He was 14 but a college freshman. He was home schooled but his mind was sharp. He told me that his family had sacrificed the "normal life" in order for him to grow and blossom in the night. He explained in the Middle Ages his type was reviled and the stories of vampires, witches and ghosts could be traced to albinism.
When a study suggests that 97% of Route 66 travelers are WHITE
I say Phooey!
That vette and the Kookie T-bucket started my lifelong facination with automobiles.
Lemme take a wild guess that crime and road rage are extremely rare on this road as well.
Well duh! The Travelers, or Pavee, are a nomadic people of Irish origin. Of course they are White.
OK! What’s your point? Did I make a racist remark? I don’t think so.
Road trips really aren’t a part of American black culture. And if I had Jesse, Al, and Obi from Nairobi contstantly telling me that rural America was full of white racist crackers who would try to lynch me if they ever caught me alone, I wouldn’t venture far from my neighborhood, either.
US Rt 66 doesn’t go through the Rockies. Actually it is really flat almost the entire way across the Midwest and then the desert Southwest. Were you on US Rt 50 perhaps?
The route 66 museum in Clinton, Oklahoma is worth the trip.
What a shock to see a white kid in the NCAA tournament. Racist NCAA! Where is the diversity!????????? Sarcasm off!
I wonder if the survey left out two very important demographics - (a) had once (or more) traveled the route when they were a child and (b) had traveled the route before as an adult; showing how much nostalgia and “repeat” traveler are motivators among the demographics.
Will affirmative action be applied to Route 66 since it is the most racist road in America?
by Depeche Mode
It never ends. THey are also talking about the plight of drivers because GM used man size and not woman size dummies in road crash tests.
There, now we all have AIDS and are sexist haters and should be driven to the ground as a whole nation, is the government Obama message.
Wonder why Steinbeck gave it only half a name......
The people who live along it may be Profound Left Wing Intellectuals, but their ancestors sure knew how to make good music!
I bet it's gonna tie in somehow with Obama's astronomical gas prices being "social justice."
Funny, they didn't say that about Bush's astronomical gas prices.
Because all non-whites are earth-worshiping vegetarians who are one with the universe. Every last one of them.
You know all those stories about Indians hunting buck and buffalo or African warriors hunting wildebeest? All lies. As a matter of fact, there were no warriors in Africa or the Western Hemisphere until the Bible-thumping rednecks arrived (no person-of-color would ever thump a Bible, would he?). Non-whites are born without original sin because they don't believe in G-d (it's all G-d's fault!). Where do you think that honky cracker Voltaire got all his ideas? Pilfered from the indigenous pipples.
I suppose I better put a sarcasm tag so some ignorant n00b doesn't give me the "you redneck-hating mean urban Jew" line again.
I'm glad I didn't have a beverage in my mouth when I read that.
Ironically, Ole Massa used to try to keep the slaves from trying to escape by telling them stories of the poor whites (he called them "crackers" which is where Blacks learned the word) who would kill, skin, and eat them if they wandered from his benevolent protection. Not to worry though . . . as long as they stayed put the Rich White Man (who strangely possessed none of the character defects of his poor "brethren") would protect them from all that evil proto-Trailer Park Trash!
So you're saying there might be a fortune in old auto parts at the bottom of a lot of these canyons? (just joking)
across Arizona there used to be a little white cross where someone had died in a crash. My guess is that someone has already retrieved the salvageable.
I knew a set of Albino (can I say it) Negro’s. Now that was strange.
Did you notice the Romney Motel in one of the towns on that Kingman to Flagstaff section? Their sign said that all rooms had phones.
didn't see that one. But we're still amused when we see a motel sign advertising color tv.
On the other hand, 97% of the travelers on Farrakhan’s mother ship are black.