June 11, 2010, - 4:00 pm
Today, every major newspaper and media outlet is running the story about U.S. Census estimates showing that minorities make up almost half–48.3%–of all births in the U.S. And in 2009, something called the “Diversity Index”–the probability that two Americans chosen at random would be of a different race or ethnicity–reached 52%.
That tells me that minorities are no longer “minorities.” They are the majority, or soon will be. Very soon, White people will be the minority. White males–in many respects–already are being hit hard with job losses in the bad economy and very much in the minority in college and grad school admissions. This trend will only continue, given these figures from the U.S. Census.
And since that’s the case, I have a rhetorical question to ask, because I already know the answer is a big, fat “no”: Does the fact that Whites are in the minority mean that American employers, federal agencies, colleges and universities, and every other institution will stop practicing affirmative action in admissions, hiring, and promotions?
Like I said, I already know the answer is “no.” We’ve already seen what happens with the election of a minority President: not less of a sense of entitlement expressed by minorities, but more of one. Recognizing that Whites are on their way to being minorities would put race merchants, like Carly Fiorina’s friend Jesse Jackson and his fellow shakedown king, Al Sharpton, out of business. It would shutter entitlement-driven organizations like the NAACP and LULAC. Without affirmative action and minority set-asides, they lose their power.
And that’s why, despite the rapid further decline in America’s White population, minority spoils, merely for being born out of the select PC vaginas, will never go away. When White people are down to 10% of the population, we will still be hearing about how the minorities that have become majorities need “a leg up.”
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