Hispanics and Anglos get along just fine

Ron Unz, known as a leader of the campaign against bilingual education in California years ago, wrote a sensible article on his web site about Hispanic immigration into California and the United States as a campaign issue.

Hispanics are now about 60 40 percent of the population of California, so that state is an example of what is likely to happen as they become a larger fraction of the overall U.S. population.  Here are some of his main points: –

  • Anglos and Hispanics in California get along just fine.
  • Most American-born Californians have nothing against immigrants.  Sanctuary cities are popular.
  • Hispanics as a group as law-abiding.  The killing by an illegal immigrant used in recent Republican campaign ads was the result of a firearm accident.  There is no Hispanic immigrant crime wave.
  • Most immigrants, including Hispanic immigrants, want their children educated in the language of their new country.
  • Most immigration into the United States is legal immigration.  Increased border security will do little to reduce net immigration.
  • Immigration of unskilled workers does hurt the wages and job opportunities of existing citizens.  The way to deal with this is (1) a higher minimum wage and (2) lower numbers of legal immigrants.
  • Republicans in California condemned themselves to minority status by being anti-Hispanic and anti-immigrant.  The same thing could happen to Republicans in Texas and the nation as a whole.

HIs article is worth reading in its entirety.

LINK

Racial Politics in America and in California by Ron Unz for The Unz Review.

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2 Responses to “Hispanics and Anglos get along just fine”

  1. philebersole Says:

    The following is an e-mail from my friend Bill Harvey.

    Good one, Phil, but WIKI gives very different demographic numbers that are more in line w my understanding. Cheers, B

    National origins

    According to the United States Census Bureau in 2016 the population self-identifies as (alone or in combination):[141]

    72.7% White (including Non-Hispanic whites/Anglos and Hispanics)
    14.8% Asian
    6.5% Black or African American
    3.8% Two or More Races
    1.7% Native American and Alaska Native
    0.5% Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
    By ethnicity, in 2016 the population was 61.1% non-Hispanic (of any race) and 38.9% Hispanic or Latino (of any race). Hispanics are the largest single ethnic group in California.[141] Non-Hispanic whites constituted 37.7% of the state’s population.[141] Californios are the Hispanic residents native to California, who are culturally or genetically descended from the Spanish-speaking community which has existed in California since 1542, of varying Mexican American/Chicano, Criollo Spaniard, and Mestizo origin.[142]

    As of 2011, 75.1% of California’s population younger than age 1 were minorities, meaning that they had at least one parent who was not non-Hispanic white (white Hispanics are counted as minorities).[143]

    In terms of total numbers, California has the largest population of White Americans in the United States, an estimated 22,200,000 residents. The state has the 5th largest population of African Americans in the United States, an estimated 2,250,000 residents. California’s Asian American population is estimated at 4.4 million, constituting a third of the nation’s total. California’s Native American population of 285,000 is the most of any state.[144]

    According to estimates from 2011, California has the largest minority population in the United States by numbers, making up 60% of the state population.[109] Over the past 25 years, the population of non-Hispanic whites has declined, while Hispanic and Asian populations have grown. Between 1970 and 2011, non-Hispanic whites declined from 80% of the state’s population to 40%, while Hispanics grew from 32% in 2000 to 38% in 2011.[145] It is currently projected that Hispanics will rise to 49% of the population by 2060, primarily due to domestic births rather than immigration.[135] With the decline of immigration from Latin America, Asian Americans now constitute the fastest growing racial/ethnic group in California; this growth is primarily driven by immigration from China, India and the Philippines, respectively.[146]

    California Racial Breakdown of Population
    Estimated ancestries of Californians[150]
    Ancestry 2010 Population[151]
    Percentage of Total Population

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  2. Fred Says:

    “Republicans in California condemned themselves to minority status”

    That is surely the truth.

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