President Obama last week sought to turn attention from health care to immigration — in other words, from one racially divisive issue to another.Whites tend to hold negative views of Obamacare, while blacks tend to like it. Specifically, 55 percent of whites, an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll found this year, consider Mr. Obama’s health care law a bad idea, while 59 percent of blacks call it a good idea. On immigration, 51 percent of whites oppose legal status for illegal residents, but 63 percent of blacks and 76 percent of Hispanics favor it.
Since the Left, i.e. the media and the educational and popular entertainment is perpetually awash in identity politics, victim and grievance mongering, and cultural Marxism and class warfare, the findings come as no surprise. The writer does not however seem to be aware that they are the result of systematic stoking of the fires by people like himself. It is ironic, but Leftists are the only ones making a big deal about superficial and accidental characteristics such as race and sex. They are the true bigots and the perpetrators of stereotypes because they insist upon classifying and treating people as instances of a group rather than as individuals. Leftists are the ones they are against, the dogmatic, intolerant, judgmental, bigoted, malicious, resentful and envious ones, the ones who are not well informed, and who cannot be relied upon to tell the truth or do the right thing when it clashes with their ideology.
It is difficult to refute the article writer´s claim that many black people and some hispanics are, in fact, horribly racist. Clearly the support by almost all black people for the president is based on race and nothing else whatsoever. So we can conclude that many of these black supporters carry racism close to their hearts. The hispanics, on the other hand, see the president as the one who provides all the free benefits they receive.
Oh, please. The blacks don´t know what Obamacare is all about. Sounds sort of free and The Won is for it, so they´re for it. Have they had to pay for it? Are the ones who are "for" it in the class that gets a subsidy that the rest of us pay for?
They would follow him over a cliff. Because he is black. That is racist.
When you leave out socioeconomic factors from the analysis you can conclude racism in the results either way you want it. You first need to know whether the people polled already have health care that is acceptable to them or not. Those who do not, regardless of race, would think Ocare is good. Statistically, blacks, in any given survey, would tend to agree that this is a good thing more than whites primarily for economic reasons because of the income disparity.
Another silly quote from the article: Most uninsured Americans who will be helped by the law, he added, “are going to be white.”
Of course they are, there are nearly six times as many white people in America as black people.
Ashkenazi Jews are better at getting science right than any other group. In America, whites are generally better at getting economic and social policy right. There is nothing "racial" about the decision of which policies to support. When blacks, Hispanics and those "brilliant" Ashkenazim are asked why they support "progressive" policies, their answers are given in terms of class-consciousness and "victimization."
Whites in America tend to come from Christian backgrounds and reject class distinctions and class warfare, but the liberal media, entertainment and academia repeat the prejudices of the "elites," who are very class-conscious, and who desire to portray themselves as saviors of the oppressed.
I think most posters didn´t read the full article. It points out how today´s Democratic party is dominated by a minority coalition, while the white-dominated Tea Party may feel threatened by the perception that the U.S. is on its way to being a minority-majority country.
And the dilemma: on the one hand, the Tea Party is against immigration reform. On the other hand, 76% of Hispanics support immigration reform.
This is the truth that the politically correct press and politicians will never say, and anyone who does say it is immediately labeled a racist.
A very large percentage of the black population votes as a block to A: punish the white population for the sins of their long dead ancestors. B: Punish the whites for perceived slights, insults, discrimination etc hyped by the race pimps. C; Vote themselves more free goodies paid for by the whites as compensation for A and. And finally D:, a percentage of that population just doesn´t want to work for a living, preferring that someone else take care of them. This group is a lost cause. They wont be happy until all of America looks like Detroit, run by blacks, for blacks and all the white earners have left. The democrats will ride that pony as long as it gets them into office. For blacks, its all about race. You
Hispanics would not even support the Spanish immigration laws that once regulated all entry into America by Europeans and Africans.
That would necessarily EXCLUDE them from every American city between Albany New York down to Goldsboro North Carolina. They´d also have some problems on the West Coast from San Francisco to the tip of the Aleutian Islands ~ (Orthodox Area)
The parts in between would also have some problems ~ there´s a very good question whether Spanish law ever really got that far!
I do wish these reporters would get over their obsession with percentages.
Fifty-five percent of white voters is 39 percent of all voters. Fifty-nine percent of black voters is 7.9 percent of all voters. On the immigration issue, the Hispanic bloc is 12.8 percent of all voters.
In both cases, the number of white dissenters dwarfs the size of the black and Hispanic blocs.
So I don´t know what you can do with these numbers. But you surely can´t not base a 1,000 discursion on polarization on them.
Liberals are hilarious--they shout "racism" right on cue. The Right side should be shouting back "race does not matter!"--because the Left must respond "O yes it does." Revealing, in the confused liberal mind, the party that that holds race does not matter is racist but the party that holds that race does matter is not racist? Go figure--but point out to liberals when you can: "you are the one that says race matters--not me."
The liberal Democrat designed so-called immigration reform bill is really just a compendium of the very liberal ethnic and immigrant advocacy groups´ "whole enchilada" long-term wish list.
Besides legalizing the entire illegal alien population group that may well amount to 20 million or so foreign born people, the bill would also allow the legalized aliens to bring in almost immediately their foreign relatives that could easily amount to another 20 million foreign born people. All would have immediate access to the legal US labor market where they would be able to compete against American workers for just about every scarce job out there.
In addition the bill would expand future immigration to the point where it would allow an estimated 30 million additional new foreign workers into the USA with complete access to the legal US labor market. They could also bring their foreign relatives along.
All the above would amount to a massive flooding of the legal US labor market with cheap foreign labor.
Since most of those foreign born people would be poor, generally uneducated, and unskilled workers the liberal Democrats intend to use and fund the very liberal ethnic and immigrant advocacy groups to essentially chaperone those tens of millions of aliens through a special path to citizenship process culminating with at least 85% becoming new Democrat voters in the years ahead.
How would you like to be a young black kid coming out of high school having to compete against all that cheap foreign labor in coming years?
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