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97% Of The Travelers On America's 'Mother Road' Are White
TBI ^ | 3-29-2012 | Gus Lubin

Posted on 03/29/2012 7:41:59 AM PDT by blam

97% Of The Travelers On America's 'Mother Road' Are White

Gus Lubin
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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To: blam
White people are a rarity. I think this study is erroneous. I graduated from "Rukkers" and think this posting stinks!

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!

51 posted on 03/29/2012 8:37:18 AM PDT by Young Werther
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

That vette and the Kookie T-bucket started my lifelong facination with automobiles.


52 posted on 03/29/2012 8:38:14 AM PDT by rightly_dividing
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To: blam

Lemme take a wild guess that crime and road rage are extremely rare on this road as well.


53 posted on 03/29/2012 8:41:10 AM PDT by mikeus_maximus (I won't vote for Romney, period. Voting for "the lesser of two evils" is still voting for evil.)
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To: laweeks
Don't know if this is connected to the "study" but found this federal award of $5.7 million on 6/25/09 that might have something to do with it:

Prime Award Spending Data

54 posted on 03/29/2012 8:46:49 AM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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To: blam

Well duh! The Travelers, or Pavee, are a nomadic people of Irish origin. Of course they are White.


55 posted on 03/29/2012 8:48:29 AM PDT by Oztrich Boy (This world is a comedy to those that think, a tragedy to those that feel - Horace Walpole)
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To: blam

OK! What’s your point? Did I make a racist remark? I don’t think so.


56 posted on 03/29/2012 8:52:14 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: blam

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.


57 posted on 03/29/2012 9:03:50 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: spookie

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?


58 posted on 03/29/2012 9:04:10 AM PDT by TaMoDee ( Lassez les bons temps rouler dans les 2012!)
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To: driftless2

The route 66 museum in Clinton, Oklahoma is worth the trip.


59 posted on 03/29/2012 9:17:56 AM PDT by x_plus_one (Jihad is an institution inherent to the Islamic system itself; a permanent religious obligation)
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To: dfwgator

What a shock to see a white kid in the NCAA tournament. Racist NCAA! Where is the diversity!????????? Sarcasm off!


60 posted on 03/29/2012 9:38:01 AM PDT by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: blam

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.


61 posted on 03/29/2012 9:39:14 AM PDT by Wuli
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To: blam

Will affirmative action be applied to Route 66 since it is the most racist road in America?

Route 66
by Depeche Mode
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqrKxBhKdFM


62 posted on 03/29/2012 9:41:54 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: blam

Bush’s fault...


63 posted on 03/29/2012 9:50:36 AM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

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.


64 posted on 03/29/2012 9:54:04 AM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: cripplecreek

Wonder why Steinbeck gave it only half a name......


65 posted on 03/29/2012 9:59:21 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: blam
Believe it or not, I prefer Highway 61.

The people who live along it may be Profound Left Wing Intellectuals, but their ancestors sure knew how to make good music!

66 posted on 03/29/2012 10:05:41 AM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (Ki-hagoy vehamamlakhah 'asher lo'-ya`avdukh yove'du; vehagoyim charov yecheravu!)
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To: cripplecreek
Hmmm, second story over the last two days about whitey getting more travel time than the “oppressed classes”.

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.

67 posted on 03/29/2012 10:14:24 AM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (Ki-hagoy vehamamlakhah 'asher lo'-ya`avdukh yove'du; vehagoyim charov yecheravu!)
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To: cripplecreek
Why are so many hunters white?

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.

68 posted on 03/29/2012 10:28:39 AM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (Ki-hagoy vehamamlakhah 'asher lo'-ya`avdukh yove'du; vehagoyim charov yecheravu!)
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To: Mr. Jeeves
Obi from Nairobi

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!

69 posted on 03/29/2012 10:35:53 AM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (Ki-hagoy vehamamlakhah 'asher lo'-ya`avdukh yove'du; vehagoyim charov yecheravu!)
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To: spookie
"cars...lost control"

So you're saying there might be a fortune in old auto parts at the bottom of a lot of these canyons? (just joking)

70 posted on 03/29/2012 11:00:30 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: driftless2

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.


71 posted on 03/29/2012 1:17:08 PM PDT by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: Young Werther

I knew a set of Albino (can I say it) Negro’s. Now that was strange.


72 posted on 03/29/2012 1:22:58 PM PDT by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: driftless2

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.


73 posted on 03/29/2012 1:35:04 PM PDT by rustbucket
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"phones"

didn't see that one. But we're still amused when we see a motel sign advertising color tv.

74 posted on 03/29/2012 2:14:40 PM PDT by driftless2
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To: blam

On the other hand, 97% of the travelers on Farrakhan’s mother ship are black.


75 posted on 03/29/2012 2:26:08 PM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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