For the first time in this nation’s history, non-white births outnumber white births.
Now for those who believe that race is something we all agreed to imagine, the only thing we need to do is quit imagining it, and poof! no problem. But Pat Buchanan has made a living pointing out inconvenient truths, and he thinks we should start considering the real-world implications of this:
Fifty-three percent of all Hispanic children are born out of wedlock, with no father in the home and many of the moms themselves high school dropouts. Most Hispanic kids thus start school far behind.
In tests of fourth-, eighth- and 12th-graders, their scores are closer to those of African-American kids than whites and Asians. Their dropout rate matches that of black kids. Absent affirmative action, not only are America’s colleges and universities but her professions are going to look far more Asian and white than the national population.
Not a formula for social peace.
Nor is it a formula for economic growth or long-term survival. Buchanan’s title implies this demographic upheaval could be the death-knell of the GOP, but the real concern is what it portends for the country.
World history offers little comfort. For example, the Lebanese Civil War was sparked by a demographic shift in that country precipitated by the influx of Palestinians displaced by the Israeli military. Serbia lost the province of Kosovo because that region, despite its special place in Serbian history, had transformed into an Albanian enclave.
Makes me wonder if allowing in poor, embittered Mexicans into lands once controlled by their home country is a good idea.
Of course, this is America. In the Exceptional Nation, history, demographics, and racial conflict don’t matter.