Was searching Google for articles about Baja Arizona and stumbled on a really interesting commentary about how the growth of the Hispanic popuation in texas is scaring the pants off the white Texans….
I’ve rarely seen so much email traffic as on this Houston Chronicle blog item Texas demographer: ‘It’s basically over for Anglos’ [Posted by Gary Scharrer at February 24, 2011 04:16 PM].
“Two of every three Texas children are now non-Anglo and the trend line will become even more pronounced in the future, said [Steve] Murdock, former U.S. Census Bureau director and now director of the Hobby Center for the Study of Texas at Rice University.
Today’s Texas population can be divided into two groups, he said. One is an old and aging Anglo and the other is young and minority. Between 2000 and 2040, the state’s public school enrollment will see a 15 percent decline in Anglo children while Hispanic children will make up a 213 percent increase, he said.”
This is one of these stories whose sudden explosiveness puzzles people who work in the field. (See ex-Texan Brenda Walker’s comments here). The demographic shift has long been obvious to anyone who cared to look—but, of course, no-one does care to look, certainly not the conservative Establishment. I expect there will be a similar explosion when it’s reported, probably later this year, that a majority of births in the U.S. are non-white.
Maybe one can understand Arizona state senator Russell Pearce’s paranoia about the “invasion from Mexico”….
Instead of seeing the future as an opportunity to integrate Hispanics into US society, guys like Pearce want to kick every non-white “illegal” alien out.
One hestitates to remind Pearce that there are a whole lot of people in Arizona whose ancestors woke up one morning and found that the border crossed them and not the other way around.