(the post title is taken from American Renaissances’ about page)
I stumbled upon a website showing the darker side of the anti-“illegal” immigration debate. This happened while I was trying to find some real evidence telling of hospitals going bankrupt due to “illegal” immigrants. The only indepth evidence I could find about the hospitals was from ALIPAC through a column by Frosty Woolrdge, whom I’ve written about previously.
You can easily tell by their articles where they stand on this issue. I took the time to download their PDF entitled “Hispanics – A Statistical Portrait.” Some of its statement are that:
Crime•Hispanics are 3.3 times more likely to be in prison than whites; they are 4.2 times more likely to be in prison for murder, and 5.8 times more likely to be in prison for felony drug crimes.
•Young Hispanics are 19 times more likely than young whites (and slightly more likely than young blacks) to be in youth gangs.
•Hispanics drop out of high school at three times the white rate and twice the black rate. Even third-generation Hispanics drop out of school at a higher rate than blacks and are less likely to be college graduates.
From 1992 to 2003, Hispanic illiteracy in English rose from 35 percent to 44 percent.
•The average Hispanic 12th-grader reads and does math at the level of the average white 8th-grader.
The last one is my favorite because the average anti-“illegal” immigrant protester/speaker barely functions at an 8th-grade level. Go listen to the speeches. I pointed out on Voice Of The People USA’s website that their declaration was full of errors. The truth is that most adults don’t even read much less read at an 8th grade level; nor can many Americans do math at above an 8th grade level. I’d like to see the writer of this little book work on some matrices.
This goes on in the report, but the above is enough to show where they are going. Basically if the reverse was true (which I don’t believe the above numbers to be wholly true) then I guess we’d be asking that us white folks be sent back to Europe to get it right.
So does this mean we should simply point out issues rather than try and correct them? If so many more Hispanics are actually in jails then maybe we should find out why. There is no “jail” gene, even though many white supremacists groups would like you to think so. When we lose our compassion towards others we create societies full of problems. Many social issues, I believe, are the result of a lack of purpose. This lack of purpose is fulled by greed, consumerism, and a lack of connection between people.
I have the same basic argument most of the time. We, the white man (which includes Spain) conquered the free world. We sailed all over the Earth and took whatever we wanted, killed when we couldn’t take it, and finally we stayed and threw out our elbows when we decided that we wanted new land. Now, we’re going to sit here and read off statistics about how Hispanics are less educated, and more likely to have Aids? This is ludicrous.
The people that write these types of reports would spit on a person and then tell you that they are dirty. Why not take some responsibility for the things we humans have done and start helping each other? We deny responsibility for others suffering, we deny destroying the Earth and global warming, and then we sit in front of the television for some Monday night Football and a cold one. Yep, this must be America.
Race and the American Prospect reviews (some additional desturing reading) This is a review of a book which speaks to the ills of diversity. Just read some of the comments by people on Amazon.com.
“I would summarize the message of this extraordinary book as follows. Distinct races exist in nature; they are not merely social constructs. The races are not equal and interchangeable, and because racial differences are real, not socially constructed, racial ineqalities cannot be changed by social policies. Therefore, multiracial (and multicultural) societies are inferior to racially and culturally homogenous ones.”
My opinion: Disturbing.