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Old 11th March 2011, 07:53
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The NY Times reported today that Arizona's Hispanic population has grown from 25% to 30% and growing by leaps and bounds. This might give some joy to many Hispanics , specially those thinking the day of reckoning is around the corner. However it also sends shivers up the spine of Whites who are feeling cornered and left out, becoming a minority in their own land.

Although some folks here think this is a figment of my imagination, that there is no such thing as Americans feeling cornered in the land of the free and the brave. However these whites are already getting into their covered wagons and defending what ever they believe is their god given right to this land. Gun sales have reached record highs, all fueled by radio talk shows and Fox news, the most tuned and "respected" TV station in America.

However is this paranoia without some reality?

In California Hispanics have grown to be 45% of the population and Asians 30%. There is also the wrong PERCEPTION among Anglos that these immigrants don't want to assimilate, to learn English. Although on the surface this is what it may appear, it is far from reality.

Here two anecdotal examples discussed on Fox news. Asians have formed Ethnoburbs in California, places populated by Asians where one never hears English spoken. The same can be said for recently arrived Hispanics, where salsa blasts from their radios and high school drop out kids are out on the street eyeing the mamis to the shock of passing Anglos.

The Tea Party folks thrive on these scenes thus reinforcing their stereotypes and fears.

Why am I mentioning the Tea party? Because, like it or not, its become a force of Political power that is growing. Once we thought it woud fade away , but as the nation changes color it will only get stronger.

And where do Hispanics fit into all of this? Once Hispanics get on the gravy train of pensions, free medical care, get a credit card and start consuming electronic junk made in china , they become staunch Conservatives. Many even sympathize or even join the Tea Party. They also begin denying that racism exists. Just mentioning racism sends them on a diatribe, they get personal and tell people who talk about race that they are playing the race card. Go figure.

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