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34. Emerging Democratic majority may never happen
Thu Feb 26, 2015, 02:12 AM
Feb 2015

My guess is that Mexican-Americans, a major Latino group, will vote more like Irish- and Italian-Americans than African-Americans. Moreover, as in the case of European-American ethnics, the ethnicity of Mexican-Americans, outside of heavily immigrant enclaves, may become attenuated pretty quickly.


One result of Latino assimilation may be the collapse of the very idea of a “nonwhite majority” except as a meaningless statistical category. Already a majority of Latinos identify themselves as “white” when given the option on census forms. As I argued in a 1996 New York Times Magazine essay, “The Beige and the Black,” because of the depth of anti-black racism in the U.S., America’s informal racial caste consciousness has always been binary—not whites vs. nonwhites, but blacks vs. non-blacks. The “white” category has been an elastic one that has expanded to incorporate successive non-black immigrant groups—first European “ethnics” and in the future, perhaps, Latinos and Asian-Americans.


And the only people who are really worried about this are those annabanana Feb 2015 #1
it's been ever thus bigtree Feb 2015 #2
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HAHAHAHAHAHAHA Skittles Feb 2015 #49
Only one way to "fix" this. Put black men in prison and take away the female vote. valerief Feb 2015 #3
photo ID; restrictions on how and when people are permitted to register; bigtree Feb 2015 #4
You got that right. Also, pull a Katherine Harris. nt raccoon Feb 2015 #56
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I see some additional viable political parties emerging madville Feb 2015 #5
that might well work in statewide elections bigtree Feb 2015 #7
It could affect a Presidential election as well madville Feb 2015 #11
That is because AgingAmerican Feb 2015 #15
I still don't see today's republican party bigtree Feb 2015 #18
most poor whites vote democratic too. richer folks vote republican, regardless of race, with blacks ND-Dem Feb 2015 #19
It wouldn't surprise me at all to see better off minority groups voting Republican Fumesucker Feb 2015 #6
heh bigtree Feb 2015 #8
In upper class high income circles you don't see that nearly as much.. Fumesucker Feb 2015 #9
well, you need to consider what the demographics are in that income bracket bigtree Feb 2015 #10
That's changing I think.. Fumesucker Feb 2015 #14
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We aren't talking about today's Republicans madville Feb 2015 #12
of course they'll vote republican if they have any money. and since the democrats aren't ND-Dem Feb 2015 #13
well, I don't think the issues are about 'race-pride' bigtree Feb 2015 #17
economics trumps all; and education, health, housing, and social recognition all revolve ND-Dem Feb 2015 #20
not every ethnic group regards economics as the most important consideration bigtree Feb 2015 #21
One way or another, they (we) all do. ND-Dem Feb 2015 #22
NYC is majority minority now LiberalElite Feb 2015 #16
But more Hispanics are identifying themselves "white" WhaTHellsgoingonhere Feb 2015 #23
careful Skittles Feb 2015 #30
lol I saw WhaTHellsgoingonhere Feb 2015 #31
hard to argue when people miss the point so entirely Skittles Feb 2015 #32
"majority-minority" sounds a bit ridiculous Skittles Feb 2015 #24
yeah bigtree Feb 2015 #25
it's just a fucking comment Skittles Feb 2015 #26
This message was self-deleted by its author bigtree Feb 2015 #27
LOLOL Skittles Feb 2015 #29
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OMG aren't YOU a treat Skittles Feb 2015 #42
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OOH OOH Skittles Feb 2015 #47
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I wish you had a job. bravenak Feb 2015 #54
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Kick Cha Feb 2015 #28
This wouldn't seem to bode well for the Republican Party in particular. Comrade Grumpy Feb 2015 #33
yep bigtree Feb 2015 #35
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why do you cowards only come out at night? Skittles Feb 2015 #46
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Wow. bravenak Feb 2015 #53
It shard to believe anyone that stupid can figure out how to create new accounts to keep getting.... marble falls Feb 2015 #58
Third shift at Circle K? marble falls Feb 2015 #57
Emerging Democratic majority may never happen WhaTHellsgoingonhere Feb 2015 #34
It's always going to be about class stratification. joshcryer Feb 2015 #45
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FUCK OFF, racist asshole Skittles Feb 2015 #44
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AW YOU'RE SUCH A VICTIM!!!!!! Skittles Feb 2015 #50
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