Earlier this week the U.S. Census Bureau released a routine report that confirmed a long-anticipated tipping point in the state of California. For the first time, the largest demographic within a continental U.S. state is Hispanic (at 39%) rather than white non-Hispanic, and the trend is continuing. This does not bode well for California, in my view.
Trailing in this trend, but not far behind, is Texas. One-half of the collective public school student population in Texas is Hispanic. As the Hispanic percentage in these states (and maybe others) continues to rise, the natural pressures to assimilate will diminish. The result will be huge enclaves in which thousands, perhaps millions of people will be able to live out their lives without ever having to speak English or to adopt the customary features of the United States culture. We already have some smaller examples, like the Cubans in south Florida and the Somalies in Minnesota.
Want some proof? Yesterday, it was reported that the principal of a middle school in a town about one hour’s drive south of Houston was fired earlier this year for telling the student body that they were to speak only English during the school day while on the school grounds. Here is an excerpt of the article reporting the firing, from the Houston Chronicle:
Hempstead Middle School Principal Amy Lacey was placed on paid administrative leave in December after reportedly announcing, via intercom, that students were not to speak Spanish on the school’s campus. The Hispanic population of the rural area, roughly 50 miles northwest of Houston, is growing quickly, and Latino advocates say that it’s important to allow Spanish in public schools.
“When you start banning aspects of ethnicity or cultural identity,” says Augustin Pinedo, director of the League of United Latin American Citizens Region 18, “it sends the message that the child is not wanted: ‘We don’t want your color. We don’t want your kind.’ They then tend to drop out early.”
Recognize it? You should, as this strategy of an ethnic minority taking on the mantle of victimhood in order to gain a political and cultural advantage has become a familiar pattern in America.
The full article is HERE.