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  • California’s Demographic Revolution (More proof CA = Doomed)

    02/13/2012 7:58:15 AM PST · by C19fan · 76 replies
    City Journal ^ | February 13, 2012 | Heather MacDonald
    California is in the middle of a far-reaching demographic shift: Hispanics, who already constitute a majority of the state’s schoolchildren, will be a majority of its workforce and of its population in a few decades. This is an even more momentous development than it seems. Unless Hispanics’ upward mobility improves, the state risks becoming more polarized economically and more reliant on a large government safety net. And as California goes, so goes the nation, whose own Hispanic population shift is just a generation or two behind.
  • Obama creates condom rule angst among potential voters

    02/09/2012 10:15:25 PM PST · by usalady · 2 replies ^ | February 9, 2012 | Martha
    When Obama proposed the regulation that claims government has the authority to fine religious groups which don’t offer their employees health insurance with free contraception service, the fire storm he ignited began to spread among those expected to support him in the 2012 election, including some who backed Obamacare.
  • Ethnic warfare destroys a city’s future as 2012 election approaches

    02/08/2012 8:32:02 AM PST · by usalady · 7 replies · 1+ views ^ | February 8, 2012 | Martha
    What was once looked at as a charming Hispanic heritage has became a battle ground between some Mexican-Americans and political groups in a Sun Belt city in Arizona. As that ethnic population has increased, the undercurrent divisions in Tucson have surfaced and grown.
  • Florida Hispanic Support Puts Spring in Romney's Step

    01/30/2012 7:30:54 AM PST · by C19fan · 3 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | January 30, 2012 | Scott Conroy
    In this overwhelmingly Hispanic city of 225,000 just outside Miami, Mitt Romney was made to feel right at home on Sunday. The Hialeah Police Department closed down streets surrounding his rally here and escorted the candidate's campaign bus as it rolled into a restaurant parking lot that was packed with a lively crowd of Spanish-speaking Republicans.
  • [Darling of Floridians] Marco Rubio: Newt helped me a lot...

    01/29/2012 9:38:31 AM PST · by Milagros · 18 replies
    January 29, 2012 12: PM
    In Telemundo's 'Enfoque': "me ayudaba mucho." --- IMHO. It is very important for the Hispanic Americans to hear from him a good word for Newt. Especially after the fall out of Marco asking Newt to pull off the ad about immigration.
  • Reuters Acknowledges Rubio Hit Piece is a 'Fiasco' and a 'Disgrace'

    01/28/2012 5:03:53 AM PST · by Scanian · 21 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 1/27/12 | Mark Hemingway
    After Daily Caller blogger Matt Lewis eviscerated a harsh Reuters story on Florida senator Marco Rubio, the wire service was forced to make five corrections. Now Reuters is attempting damage control and conceding the story is regrettable: One senior staffer at Reuters described the episode to me as a "fiasco," another as a "disgrace." It was so bad, in fact, that the editors and writer involved have been asked not to talk about it. (I reached out to editors David Lindsey and Eric Walsh, but have not heard back.) The article, by David Adams, had intended to detail why Rubio...
  • Hispanic Leaders Weigh In On GOP Candidates At Doral Conference (Loudest cheers for Newt!)

    01/26/2012 9:48:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    WFOR-TV ^ | January 27, 2012
    DORAL – At the Hispanic Leadership Conference in Doral, a group watched closely as the Republican candidates battled it on stage at the debate in Jacksonville. While the group doesn’t seem to endorse any one candidate, the cheering was considerably louder when Newt Gingrich walked onto the stage. Before the debate, Former Florida governor Jeb Bush spoke to the crowd, and we asked him why he wasn’t willing to endorse a candidate. (VIDEO AT LINK) “I think first of all, candidates need to earn it. Not that my endorsement would be the end-all-be-all, but I think it’s appropriate for them...
  • (Black) Representative apologizes to governor for 'Mexican' remark

    12/16/2011 10:47:23 AM PST · by CedarDave · 17 replies
    The Santa Fe New Mexican ^ | December 15, 2011 | Steve Terrell
    A contrite state House Democratic Whip Sheryl Williams Stapleton made an apology Thursday to Gov. Susana Martinez for an outburst at the Capitol this week in which she accused a Republican lawmaker of "carrying the Mexican's water on the fourth floor." "I lost it, ladies and gentlemen," Stapleton, D-Albuquerque, told reporters at a news conference Thursday. Stapleton, whose demeanor normally is spirited, spoke softly. At times during the conference, her voice sounded as if it were about to break. "I expect more of myself," she said. "This is not my character." Stapleton, the first black woman elected to the Legislature,...
  • In New York, Mexicans Lag in Education

    11/25/2011 4:58:48 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 17 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 24, 2011 | KIRK SEMPLE
    In the past two decades, the Mexican population in New York City has grown more than fivefold, with immigrants settling across the five boroughs. Many adults have demonstrated remarkable success at finding work, filling restaurant kitchens and construction sites, and opening hundreds of businesses. But their children, in one crucial respect, have fared far differently. About 41 percent of all Mexicans between ages 16 and 19 in the city have dropped out of school, according to census data. No other major immigrant group has a dropout rate higher than 20 percent, and the overall rate for the city is less...
  • Don't display American Flag in American school.

    11/10/2011 2:40:34 PM PST · by MrNJ · 24 replies ^ | 11/10/11 | Eugene Volokh
    Dariano v. Morgan Hill Unified School District (N.D. Cal.), decided the day before yesterday, upholds a California high school’s decision to forbid students from wearing American flag T-shirts on Cinco de Mayo. (See here and here for more on this case.) On Cinco de Mayo in 2009, a verbal exchange and altercation arose between a group of predominantly white and a group of Mexican students. This altercation involved an exchange of profanities and threats were made. A makeshift American flag was put on one of the trees on campus. A group of Caucasian students began clapping and chanting “USA” as...
  • Young Hispanic Catholics Continue to Shift to Evangelical Churches

    10/24/2011 8:06:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/24/2011 | Alex Murashko
    Perhaps hungry to assimilate into American culture, more second and third generation Hispanics raised as Catholics are finding the worship style of evangelical churches in the U.S. more to their liking and leaving the centuries old religion. Although the trend has been reported in the past, a recent National Public Radio (NPR) article points to the shift led by young Latinos as the major reason for the increasing numbers of U.S. Hispanics leaving the Catholic church. Even more specifically, a movement toward Pentecostal churches may be where the influx of Hispanics from the Catholic faith is seen most, according to...
  • 69% Oppose In-State Tuition for Illegal Aliens (Even 54% of Hispanics are "Heartless")

    10/11/2011 10:48:43 AM PDT · by montag813 · 30 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 10-11-2011 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With Arizona Party and ideological divisions are roiling America. Battles over the budget, taxes, jobs and energy have crippled Washington. But there is one issue that people across the political spectrum agree on: they oppose giving in-state tuition to illegal aliens. According to the latest poll numbers, 69% of Americans oppose subsidizing those here illegally with in-state tuitions rates. 73% of Republicans oppose it - as one would expect. An even stronger 74% of Independents oppose it. But the same position resonates across ideological and ethnic lines too. 58% of Democrats oppose it too, as do...
  • 81% Of Texas Job Growth Under Perry Went To Immigrants

    09/27/2011 12:55:20 PM PDT · by VU4G10 · 70 replies ^ | September 26, 2011 | By Digger
    Governor Rick Perry is quick to tout the job growth in Texas as one of his defining characteristics, accomplishments and results that Americans should depend on when considering him for the Republican nomination for president. Placing this issue front and center has pushed him forward and convinced many that he may be the candidate to support to resurrect a climate of positive job creation in this country. As there is a continued downturn in the US job market it seems like a plausible consideration until you actually take a look at the job climate Perry created in Texas. As with...
  • Pregnancy rates climb for Montgomery's Hispanic teens

    09/23/2011 8:07:36 AM PDT · by detective · 25 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 09/22/11 | Rachel Baye
    Teen pregnancy among Hispanics is rising in Montgomery County, bucking a countywide trend of falling birth rates. The birth rate for Hispanic 15- to 17-year-olds was 39.7 births per 1,000 females in the period from 2007 to 2009 -- the most recent for which data is available. That is a jump from 33.3 births between 1996 and 1998 and only a slight drop from the 41.6 rate from 2006 to 2008, according to the Maryland Vital Statistics Administration.
  • Green with envy: Michelle Obama stuns in exotic peacock dress at Hispanic gala (Barf)

    09/15/2011 2:25:39 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 63 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9-15-11 | Jessica Satherley
    While greeting a Latino audience to support her husband’s speech about opportunities for Hispanics, Michelle Obama decided an exotic gown was in order. As President Barack Obama spoke at the black-tie event, the First Lady looked stunning in the strapless raw-silk dress by U.S. designer Chris Benz. She appeared to be inspired by an Amazonian peacock as she sashayed into the Washington Convention Center with matching emerald hued earrings and classic black heels. And Mrs Obama seemed delighted with the President’s pledge to put more money in the pockets of Latino workers by the look of her ear-to-ear grin on...
  • Hispanics new majority sentenced to federal prison

    09/07/2011 9:43:29 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 19 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 09/06/11 | GARANCE BURKE
    SAN FRANCISCO -- More than half of all people sent to federal prison for committing felony crimes so far this year were Hispanic, a major demographic shift swollen by immigration offenses, according to a new government report released Tuesday. Hispanics already outnumber all other ethnic groups sentenced to serve time in prison for federal felonies. Hispanics reached a new milestone for the first time this year, making up the majority all federal felony offenders sentenced in the first nine months of fiscal year 2011, according to the U.S. Sentencing Commission. Hispanics comprised 50.3 percent of all people sentenced in that...
  • Study: Hispanics now outnumber blacks in college

    08/28/2011 2:38:44 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 40 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 08/25/2011 | Daniel de Vise
    For the first time, young Hispanics outnumber blacks on college campuses. A study released today by the Pew Hispanic Center finds that enrollment of Hispanic students aged 18 to 24 rose by 24 percent in a single year, reaching 1.8 million in October 2010. That’s 349,000 new Hispanic students. By contrast, black enrollment rose by 88,000 and Asian American enrollment rose by 43,000. White enrollment declined by 320,000. These crisscrossing numbers amplify the shift in the overall makeup of the college population. There are now 1.8 million Hispanics enrolled in American colleges, 1.7 million blacks and 800,000 Asians. White enrollment...
  • Why Rick Perry is Good for Hispanics

    08/26/2011 1:05:40 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 145 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | August 18, 2011 | Aaron Peña, R-Edinburg Texas
    Whether you live where I do, in deep South Texas, or across our big and growing country, this is a time of historic significance. Hispanics will take the measure of a man not by what he says but what he does. Our community, like many, is suffering because Barack Obama continues to do the wrong things to end the jobs crisis. Rick Perry’s record is not the empty rhetoric of hope. Rick Perry’s record gives us hope. A week ago I asked the governor to comment on the opening of a customer service center and 400 jobs that his office...
  • Back-Door Amnesty Backfires: Obama’s Approval Hits New Low of 44% With Hispanics

    08/22/2011 10:44:21 PM PDT · by Justaham · 42 replies | 8-22-11 | Terence Jeffrey
    In the same week that Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced that her department was going to review the cases of 300,000 illegal aliens in deportation proceedings and allow “low priority” cases to stay in the country and receive work permits—a move House Judiciary Chairman Lamar Smith called a “back door amnesty”—President Barack Obama’s approval dropped to an all-time low of 44 percent among Hispanics, according to Gallup polling data released today. That is a drop of 41 points from the spring of 2009, when Obama’s approval among Hispanic Americans peaked at 85 percent (in the weeks that ended April...
  • Hispanic Growth Threat To GOP

    07/27/2011 9:00:19 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 88 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | July 26, 2011 | Winthrop Quigley
    The number of Hispanic voters nationally and in New Mexico is growing at a faster pace than any other ethnic group, and that could spell trouble for the Republican party over the next 10 years, a political analyst with a business advocacy group said Tuesday. “Republicans are in trouble with Hispanics,” said Michael Davis, the Washington, D.C.-based vice president for political programs of the Business and Industry PAC. The party’s stance on immigration may not be bad policy, David said, “but the tone and language is extremely harsh and it drives away Hispanics.” Either party can improve its chances of...
  • I'm her mom, not the nanny! (LOL)

    07/18/2011 3:15:39 PM PDT · by Baladas · 51 replies
    CNN ^ | July 18, 2011 | Rose Arce
    New York (CNN) -- We were at a Manhattan water park when it happened. I was with my then 3-year-old daughter, Luna, playing in a sandpit on a foul, chilly morning beneath clouds that looked like ripped paper. It was no day to be outside, but living in a city of small apartments, it was no day to be inside with a child either. A little girl approached the two of us, clearly interested in playing. But when she arrived, she addressed only Luna. Pointing a finger at me, she asked her, "Is that your baby sitter?" I've been mistaken...
  • [South Texas;]Pharr pastor starts nation's first 'Hispanic Tea Party'

    07/14/2011 12:15:58 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 18 replies
    KGBT ^ | 07/13/2011 | Astrid Martinez
    Pharr-based pastor Armando Vera is the president of the first-ever 'Hispanic Tea Party' in the United States. Vera told Action 4 News that the group formed in back in June. The Iglesia Poder del Dios pastor said there is need for a Hispanic version of this political group given that 85% of the population of the Rio Grande Valley is of Mexican-American descent. Vera said Hispanics are naturally conservative and he intends to reach out and inform them about the harm he said liberal policies have on our nation. "The first goal of our group is to return to basics,"...
  • Play Ball!

    07/07/2011 2:08:55 PM PDT · by Amerisrael · 8 replies
     MLB Allstar game-on for July 12th 2011 at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona.But if illegal alien-supporting activists had their way, it wouldn't be.From Fox:["With Major League Baseball's All-Star Game less than two weeks away, Hispanic groups outraged over Arizona's attempt to crack down on illegal immigrants are pressing players and fans to sit this one out.Even though the state's controversial immigration law has been put on hold by the federal courts, opponents say a boycott is still a good idea."We just encourage everyone who opposes racism and discrimination, think about children separated from families, to come out and stand in solidarity with...
  • Navarrette: On Latinos' likeability scale, the Texas governor barely registers

    07/02/2011 6:08:06 AM PDT · by wolfcreek · 12 replies
    AAS ^ | 7.2.2011 | Ruben Naverrette
    When it comes to opinions about the governor of Texas, being inside-the-Beltway sometimes means being out of touch. The Washington Times gushed in a recent editorial: "Rick Perry is having a good month. With all eyes on his possible bid for the Republican presidential nomination, the Texas governor is showing that his anti-Washington rhetoric is more than just talk. By vetoing feel-good, nanny-state regulations and thwarting of federal intervention in his state, he's demonstrating the kind of leadership America needs." A good month? I take it that whoever wrote that editorial wasn't in San Antonio recently for the annual conference...
  • Latinos push for political influence

    07/02/2011 6:09:45 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 13 replies
    Armed with fresh census data, Latinos around the country are flexing their political muscle. From state legislatures to Congress, the Hispanic vote is getting a voice. Twelve million Hispanics are expected to vote in next year's elections, according to a survey the National Association of Latino Elected Officials released last week. Latino officials see big Hispanic vote in 2012 These findings come after census numbers show that Hispanics make up 16.3% of the U.S. population and are now the country's largest minority group. Nevada is one state where their political power is growing, and it's getting an additional seat in...
  • Rick Perry's Jose Cuervo joke at Latino convention bombs in Texas, as governor mulls 2012 GOP bid

    06/24/2011 11:41:02 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 33 replies · 1+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | June 24, 2011 | Aliyah Shahid
    Rick Perry's probably not fielding phone calls from comedy talent agents today. The Texas governor and potential Republican presidential candidate drew few laughs on Thursday, when he attempted to make a joke at a Latino convention about the pronunciation of a Latino official's name. Perry said it was perfect to appoint Jose Cuevas to the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission because his name is similar to the tequila brand Jose Cuervo. Crickets. The address to the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials in San Antonio was Perry's first major speech to Latinos -- a critical and growing demographic voting...
  • Hispanic population in federal prisons booming

    06/06/2011 4:05:12 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 29 replies
    Fort Worth Star-Telegram/AP ^ | June 04, 2011 | Garance Burke and Amanda Lee Myers
    TUCSON, Ariz. -- They shuffle into the courtroom in shackles, still wearing the dust-covered clothes and shoes from when they crossed the desert into the U.S. from Mexico. The 70 illegal immigrants, mostly men and mostly in their 20s and 30s, fill the 16-seat jury box and seven rows of wooden benches normally reserved for the public in Tucson's gleaming federal courthouse. Within an hour or so, they will plead guilty and be sentenced. The scene offers a window into a federal immigration enforcement effort that is pushing the limits of the U.S. justice system, overwhelming federal judges and escalating...
  • The Globalization of South Los Angeles (Black Poverty has been replaced by Hispanic Poverty)

    05/19/2011 6:58:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/19/2011 | Tim Stanley
    My driving instructor used to be a member of a South L.A. gang, but business dried up in the 1990s, and he was forced to get a job instead. He’s about five feet tall, but everyone calls him “Big.” “It was pretty sweet round here in the Nineties,” Big tells me as we navigate the barren streets between the Westside and South Central. That was what he calls the “golden age” of the Crips and the Bloods. Both African-American gangs are still strong, but they’ve lost a lot of their clout. “They were tough bastards, but they were our bastards,”...
  • We Are Dems, We Accept The Bible: Rep Diaz Leads Hispanics in Bronx Rally Against Gay Marriage

    05/18/2011 10:27:09 AM PDT · by Pacothecat · 23 replies
    Not The Main Stream Media Narrative: We Are Democrats- We Accept The Bible: NY Dem Rep Ruben Diaz Leads Hispanics in Bronx Rally Against Gay Marriage
  • San Diego area Rep. Duncan Hunter criticizes Navy's decision to name ship for Cesar Chavez

    05/17/2011 5:58:51 PM PDT · by The Bronze Titan · 56 replies
    LA TIMES ^ | May 17, 2011 | LA TIMES
    U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Alpine) disagrees with the Navy's decision to name a cargo ship under construction in San Diego for California farm labor leader Cesar Chavez. The decision, announced Tuesday, "appear[s] to be more about making a political statement than upholding the Navy's history and tradition," Hunter said in press release....
  • Navy ship to be named after Cesar Chavez

    05/17/2011 5:52:51 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 18 replies · 1+ views
    The last of the 14 Lewis and Clark-class cargo ships that General Dynamics NASSCO is building in San Diego will be named after Cesar Chavez, the late civil rights and labor leader. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus will visit NASSCO on Tuesday afternoon to make the formal announcement. Some members of the Chavez family are expected to be in attendance, says NASSCO, which recently laid the keel of the ship. "We suggested the name Cesar Chavez for the ship because we're in Barrio Logan and want to be good neighbors, and we want to show respect for our workers,"...
  • Stand Clear of Michelle and a Tamale, President Says About Wife

    05/05/2011 4:57:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 5, 2011 | Tahman Bradley
    President and Mrs. Obama welcomed a big crowd to the White House for a Cinco de Mayo reception in the East Room. Hispanic politicians, Hispanic Americans serving in the Obama administration, and members of a commission on exploring the creating of a new national museum of the American Latino were among those in attendance. "Welcome to the Cinco de Mayo at the White House," Obama told the enthusiastic crowd before promising he wouldn’t speak too long. "Nothing ruins a good fiesta like a long speech from a politician, so I’m going to keep it short." The first lady agreed that...
  • Importing disaster: demographic changes mean Democrat future

    04/29/2011 7:47:51 AM PDT · by Paladins Prayer · 50 replies
    Renew America ^ | April 28, 2011 | Selwyn Duke
    At a gathering some years ago, I had a political conversation with a man who had recently arrived here from Denmark. He was advocating his home country's socialist system, which, of course, led to profound disagreement. He was good natured and cordial, however, so the debate ended on a polite note. Yet it also ended on an ironic one: When asked if he wanted to return home, his answer was no. This is a common phenomenon. We see it, for instance, in liberal northerners who move to the South for the lower taxes and cost of living and greater freedom...
  • Pregnot: Toppenish High student fakes pregnancy as social test about stereotypes, rumors

    04/22/2011 5:53:46 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 24 replies
    Yakima Herald-Republic ^ | April 20, 2011 | Adriana Janovich
    Gaby Rodriguez would worry whenever anyone asked to touch her baby bump. It wasn't because she felt shy or embarrassed. It was because the bulge -- fashioned from wire mesh and cotton quilt batting -- didn't actually contain a baby. For the past 61/2 months -- the bulk of her senior year at Toppenish High School -- the 17-year-old A-student faked her own pregnancy. Only a handful of people -- her mother, boyfriend and principal among them -- knew Gaby was pretending to be pregnant for her senior project, a culminating assignment required for graduation. "At times, I just wanted...
  • Schwarzenegger, Bloomberg at White House for immigration meeting

    04/19/2011 2:00:25 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 74 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | April 19, 2011 | Michael A. Memoli
    Former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger leads a list of 19 so-called "stakeholders" who will meet with President Obama at the White House to discuss immigration reform Tuesday afternoon. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, former Los Angeles Police Department Chief William J. Bratton, Los Angeles City Council President Eric Garcetti and former Republican Sen. Mel Martinez of Florida are also attending, the White House says. The Obama administration says the group will discuss "the importance of fixing the broken immigration system for our nation's 21st century economic and security needs." Other administration officials attending include U.S. Atty. Gen. Eric Holder, Homeland...
  • Obama calls meeting on immigration overhaul (Bloomy's onboard!)

    04/19/2011 1:58:45 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 4/19/11 | AFP
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – President Barack Obama will hold talks Tuesday with former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg on US immigration reform, the White House said. The meeting comes as legislative efforts to enact an overhaul stalled in the polarized US Congress, amid worries about violence along the US border with Mexico and concerns over stubbornly high US unemployment. Obama "will meet with a broad group of business, law enforcement, faith, and leaders from across the political spectrum on the importance of fixing our nation's broken immigration system," said spokesman Nick Shapiro. The president, who recently...
  • Hispanic students attain majority in Texas schools

    03/23/2011 6:23:14 AM PDT · by Racehorse · 30 replies
    El Paso Times | 23 March 2011 | Daniel Borunda and Zahira Torres
    Link only to EL Paso Times article. High School graduation rates for Hispanics are dismal. Along the Texas-Mexico border they are the worst in the state and nation.
  • Census: More Blacks in South Moving to Suburbs, GOP Regions to Become Democratic (sez this guy)

    03/20/2011 11:57:40 AM PDT · by Libloather · 48 replies · 1+ views
    BV Black Spin ^ | 3/18/11 | Paul Shepard
    Census: More Blacks in South Moving to Suburbs, GOP Regions to Become DemocraticBy Paul Shepard on Mar 18th 2011 10:50AM Politically speaking, America's Republican stronghold is the deep South, where vast suburbs surrounding cities like Atlanta, Dallas, Richmond and Charlotte are decidedly white and often politically conservative. But population trends -- revealed in the last U.S. census -- show blacks and Latinos moving in to southern suburbs in high numbers, which threaten the notion of Republicans enjoying a safe harbor in southern states for much longer. Census estimates show a 58 percent increase in the number of blacks who moved...
  • The new power of a Latino-Jewish coalition in L.A.

    03/20/2011 2:18:19 AM PDT · by ruination · 4 replies
    The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angles ^ | March 9, 2011 | Jonah Lowenfeld
    On a Shabbat afternoon in February, state Sen. Alex Padilla spoke on a panel at Young Israel of Century City (YICC), a large Modern Orthodox synagogue in Pico-Robertson. The event was co-organized by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), and Padilla knew what message he was expected to deliver. The panel’s trilingual title — “Israel at lo levad! Israel ¡No estas solo! Israel, you are not alone!” — made that clear. Padilla, who represents part of the San Fernando Valley in California’s state Senate, talked mostly about his two trips to Israel. He first traveled there in 2003 when...
  • The Future of White People

    03/16/2011 2:38:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The American Prospect ^ | March 16, 2011 | Jamelle Bouie
    Matthew Yglesias predicts that the white voters will become more Republican as nonwhites become a greater share of the population: I used to hold to the view that the growing non-white share of the electorate would, over time, tip elections to Democrats. I now think the system will remain near equilibrium and what we’ll instead see is white voters growing more Republican as Democrats are more and more seen as the party of non-whites. Mississippi and Arizona, after all, have very large minority votes but they’re hardly hotbeds of liberalism. Instead they’re hotbeds of very conservative white people. Jonathan Chait...
  • N.M. Hispanics Overtake Anglos (non-Hispanic whites 41%)

    03/16/2011 8:37:16 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 35 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | March 16, 2011 | Dan McKay
    People who identify themselves as Hispanic or Latino are now the largest ethnic or racial group in New Mexico, according to new Census figures released Tuesday. In fact, the Hispanic population grew about 10 times as fast as did the number of Anglos, the Census shows. The two groups still dominate New Mexico's population, with about 46 percent of the state calling itself Hispanic or Latino and about 41 percent identifying as non-Hispanic whites. "This is a flip from 10 years ago," when Anglos outnumbered Hispanics, said Brian Sanderoff, president of Research & Polling Inc. The total number of Hispanics...
  • Mindless Push for 'Diversity' in the Military Won't Win Wars

    03/12/2011 4:19:23 PM PST · by neverdem · 52 replies
    Human Events ^ | 03/11/2011 | Roger Hedgecock
    There are too many white men in the U.S. military. So says a report released this week by the Military Leadership Diversity Commission (MLDC), commissioned by Congress to examine ways to "increase diversity" in the military. The MLDC report finds that 77% of active-duty senior officers are white, 8% black, 5% Hispanic, and 16% women (of unspecified race). What's the answer to this "problem"? Is the MLDC recommending that white males stop volunteering for military service? Do they want to start "selecting" who among them volunteers for service? Are they recommending that there be quotas for military service, as with...
  • Former Latino leader requests halt of LDS missionary visas

    02/18/2011 6:19:17 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    FOX 13 ^ | February 14, 2011 | Brittany Green
    SALT LAKE CITY — The immigration controversy has reached the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with one Latino member of the Utah community's request that Mexico suspend all LDS missionary visas to the nation. Raul Lopez-Vargas, former vice president of Centro Civico Mexicano, one of Utah's oldest Latino community centers, has sent a letter to Mexican Presdient Felipe Calderon seeking the temporary suspension of visas for LDS missionaries. He also delivered the letter in person Monday to the Mexican consulate in Utah. Lopez-Vargas says the request is a response to his view that the LDS Church won't take...
  • A Permanent Majority? YWC Responds to The Guardian

    02/13/2011 9:58:50 AM PST · by WilliamHouston · 2 replies
    Youth for Western Civilization ^ | February 13, 2011 | William L. Houston
    There is a scurrilious new article in The Guardian that attacks YWC and the "nativist" shift of the Republican Party. This is nothing more the usual rehash of Democratic fantasies and talking points. After reading this garbage, you would assume that Republicans are recovering from crippling losses in the 2010 midterm elections, instead of having won their biggest victory at the polls since the 1930s. Daniel Denvir trots out the discredited mantra that Republicans are "alienating" the Hispanic vote and the growing Hispanic vote dooms the GOP unless it embraces "comprehensive immigration reform" which is wildly unpopular with the conservative...
  • Among Nation’s Youngest, Analysis Finds Fewer Whites

    02/10/2011 9:34:25 AM PST · by triumphant values · 134 replies
    New York Times ^ | Feb. 7, 2011 | Sabrina Tavernise
    WASHINGTON — Whites continued to decline as a share of the American population in 2009, and they now represent less than half of all 3-year-olds, according to a Brookings Institution analysis of census data released Monday. The country’s young population is more diverse than ever, with whites now in the minority in nursery schools, preschools and kindergartens in eight states — Arizona, California, Florida, Hawaii, Mississippi, Nevada, New Mexico and Texas — and the District of Columbia, according to William H. Frey, a demographer at Brookings. That was up from six states in 2000. “We are on our way to...
  • Geraldo blames Talk Radio for anti-immigration tone that offends Hispanics

    01/23/2011 4:32:09 AM PST · by Suvroc10 · 44 replies
    Examiner ^ | January 23, 2011 | Marc Schenker
    Geraldo Rivera blames Talk Radio for creating anti-immigration tone that offends Hispanics. In an interview with Bill O’Reilly from this past Friday, Geraldo Rivera launched into a tirade on the apparent tone of the immigration debate in America over the last few years. For anyone who’s ever listened to Mr. Jerry Rivers, they know exactly that he is staunchly in favor giving illegal aliens amnesty protection, which is rewarding illegals for their law-breaking disrespect of American law. After declaring that the immigration debate’s tone was vile, Rivera then went on to blame Talk Radio (as in Limbaugh, Hannity, Beck, etc.)...
  • Some Hispanics disappointed with MS leadership

    01/19/2011 4:39:05 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 9 replies
    WLOX ^ | Danielle Thomas
    GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - Some members of the Hispanic community say Mississippi's proposed immigration reform law is creating fear and anxiety. The state legislature is considering an Arizona style bill that allows police to ask for proof of immigration status. Opponents say racial profiling and harassment would drive immigrants, both documented and undocumented, from our state. A local business owner talked about what he thinks will happen to Mississippi if the immigrants leave. When WMEJ LA Mejor hit the airwaves nine months ago, owner Gabriel Bolanos wanted give South Mississippi's Spanish speakers a way to receive community information and to...

    01/18/2011 5:31:44 AM PST · by shortstop · 52 replies ^ | 01/18/11 | Bob Lonsberry
    Latinos are now America’s largest minority. I have one question.Why? No, not the numbers. I understand about the birth rate and the immigration. I know that there are 37 million Latinos in America and 36 million blacks and that there are more Latinos than blacks. The numbers are easy. What I don’t understand is why Latinos are a “minority.” Italians aren’t. Germans aren’t. Poles aren’t. Why are Latinos? Why has one group immigrating to this country from a non-English background been partitioned into minority status while others have merely learned the language and the culture and fit in? What’s different...
  • Jeb to GOP: How to Appeal to Hispanics (Hint: Bigger Entitlements ISN'T the Answer!)

    01/17/2011 8:13:16 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 60 replies
    WSJ ^ | 1/17/11 | MARY ANASTASIA O'GRADY
    f Republicans were to run a classified ad for their 2012 presidential candidate, it might read something like this: GOP seeks popular former two-term governor of a large state for executive post. Qualified applicants will have a demonstrated understanding of the relationship between taxes and growth, a proven record on choice in education, and an ability to draw Hispanic voters. A commitment to states' rights and the U.S. constitution is a must.
  • Utah Puts 'Latino Day' on Hold

    01/14/2011 5:12:51 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 5 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | January 13, 2011 | Fox News Latino
    Utah officials are backing off support of a Latino Day event at the state Capitol in anticipation of intense debate about immigration. The Salt Lake Tribune reports the state's ethnic affairs office sent an e-mail Wednesday saying it also considered budget reductions in its decision. "Our Office of Ethnic Affairs has come to the decision that it would be best to postpone Latino Day at the Capitol until after the legislative session,” said an official e-mail signed by the director of Latino/Hispanic Affairs for the Office of Ethnic Affairs, Silvia Castro. Immigration legislation is a national hot button issue and...