Nation’s Racial Disparities Are Steadily Worsening

Lewis Diuguid, Las Vegas Sun, March 9, 2012

Because of this country’s racist past, the future for people of color, and the United States overall, doesn’t look too promising.

That was the conclusion of a United for a Fair Economy report. Consider that in 1980, the U.S. population was 80 percent white.

By 2010, the white portion had dropped to 65 percent. The Census Bureau now projects that by 2042, the United States will become a majority-minority nation, eight years sooner than once predicted.

The challenge is America’s history of discrimination has created an enduring legacy of economic oppression for people of color.

There simply won’t be broad enough a base of high-wage, taxpaying young people of color to maintain the U.S. as a superpower.

The continuing racial disparity will be too great to ignore, the report warns. “The country runs the risk of becoming disturbingly similar to apartheid-era South Africa, with a minority of relatively well-to-do whites barricaded in gated communities, using the full force of the law to protect their wealth to the exclusion of others.”

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Racial disparities here are older than the republic. They’ve been maintained to advance whites over minorities in income, wealth, education, employment and health while holding a disproportionate share of people of color in poverty and incarceration, the report said. Here are a few findings from the “State of the Dream 2012: The Emerging Majority” report:

• Black and Latino median family income was 57 cents for every dollar of white median family income in 2010. The Great Recession and the continuing economic slump have hit minority families hardest. By 2042, blacks are to make 61 cents and Latinos 45 cents for every dollar whites make in median family income.

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For the past 40 years, conservatives have consistently dismissed racism as a key cause of the disparities.

Look where it has gotten us.

Changing the bleak future must start with telling the truth.

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  • libertarian4339

    Allowing this kind of hate propaganda into a mainstream publication is just short of disgusting, especially when it is no more than exaggerations and outright lies.

    Whether it is black on white flash mob attacks, ordinary assaults, beatings or what have you, they’re all encouraged and condoned by the racists in the black communities like the Rev. Wrights, Louis Farrakhans and the above writer to name only three of literally thousands.

    Blaming slavery two hundred years ago, current non-existent white on black racism and oppression, is no more than an attenpt to try to explain away what is without question black failure, using whites as an excuse and a scapegoat for those failures, even in this day and age wherein the white establishment has bent over backwards to give blacks advantages and privileges no other group has.

    For example, if blacks can’t succeed academically nowadays, the one and only number one reason for it is because average black group I.Q. is just 85, the lowest of all of this country’s racial groups. Even Hispanics with a group average of 89 is higher.(Murray/Hernnstein, The Bell Curve; Lynn, I.Q. and Wealth of Nations)

    Dirt poor immigrants come to this country after living their entire lives in poverty and oppression and without exception outperform blacks academically.

    Also, a study by a university was made recently revealing that poor whites, Asians and Hispanics outperform even wealthy blacks academically.

    To make matters worse for the black population, their crime rates are truly out-of-control, which adds to their failure rate and lack of achievement.

    Blacks are but 12.6% of the population yet commit 40% of ALL violent crimes. (US Dept of Justice; FBI Uniform Crime Report.) They also commit other crimes many times the rate of other groups, including Hispanics. No group in America….no matter how poor….has the extensive crime record that blacks have.

    Even with AA where blacks are allotted school entry and grading advantages they fail to really achieve with a great number falling out before graduation and many of them not really qualified when they are finally awarded an AA certificate upon completing the required number of years.

    Incidentally, black failure to achieve is the same throughout the world not just this country even in countries where they were never slaves, but just emigres.

    So, if blacks can’t compete in a first world society no one is at fault but blacks. To say otherwise is to promote and encourage racism and hate.

  • Oil Can Harry

    So according to this article, America’s racial and economic woes are caused by long-dead white politicians from the past, with Obama, Eric Holder & co. powerless to do anything about it.

    If that’s true, then why should leftists bother re-electing Obama? According to them, he’s helpless to change the system.

  • Boereseun

    ‘“The country runs the risk of becoming disturbingly similar to
    apartheid-era South Africa, with a minority of relatively well-to-do
    whites barricaded in gated communities, using the full force of the law
    to protect their wealth to the exclusion of others.”’

    Okay, seriously?! This makes me angry. The ONLY reason we live in gated communities, behind 7 foot walls, barbed wire and electric fencing,  with 24 hour security, a 38 revolver under the pillow and a 45 pistol in the safe, with guard dogs, movement sensor operated flood lights, alarm systems, burglar bars everywhere with gates that shut-lock when you slam them shut, all these being a massive expense to the average white South African, is because we live in a country whose police force are utterly pathetic and are more criminal than the criminals themselves and maybe just maybe because our very government are ‘former’ terrorists who hate us with every fiber of their being.

    Who on Earth wants to live behind freaking concrete walls the whole time, especially in a country like South Africa, with the wonderful wild life we have here? I’ll take the freedom we had under Apartheid anyday instead of the ‘freedom’ we have today, even if I had to serve on the border to protect that freedom. I would consider it an honour!

    Just to add, when I was growing up, there was not a single house in my neighbourhood or any of my friends’ neighbourhoods who had a wall, never mind an alarm system. We could play till late at night without fear. It truly is astonishing to go to my parent’s place now and see the change in security of all the houses in that suburb. And they live in a white majority suburb, thank God, but still live in fear.

  • “Changing the bleak future must start with telling the truth.”

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    Another phony, we need to start with the  “truth” nonsense. Blacks aren’t interested in the truth, the only thing they are interested in is blaming “racism’ for every ill that befalls them. If you point out the truth then you usually have a fight on your hands.

  • Given that only 15% of US blacks have an IQ of 100 or higher the there will never be enough taxpaying people of color to be a net positive.

  • sbuffalonative

    For the past 40 years, conservatives have consistently dismissed racism as a key cause of the disparities. Look where it has gotten us. Changing the bleak future must start with telling the truth.
     
    The basis of this article was written by a group called United for a Fair Economy. The report is titled,  “State of the Dream 2012: The Emerging Majority”:
     
    http://faireconomy.org/sites/default/files/State_of_the_Dream_2012.pdf

    You can tell this report is making the rounds because a similar piece appeared in the Buffalo New:
     
    Inequity begs for action, not just more talk
     
    http://www.buffalonews.com/city/columns/rod-watson/article752935.ece

    It would seem that the magic white people need to step in and help minority communities which for some inexplicable reason can’t seem to help themselves.

    I can’t tell if this article is a plea for help or a threat.

    Apparently, if the magic white people don’t help minorities, things are going to get very bad for white people in future America.

    This guy wants to start by telling the truth. His version of ‘the truth’ is that minorities fail because whites are racists. The other possibility is that minorities just don’t have it in them to achieve at the level whites do so helping minorities is a futile effort.

    The only thing new about his piece is that this group is taking a new approach to instilling guilt and fear into whites;

    HELP MINORITIES TO REPLACE YOU OR WATCH OUT! YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!

  • What this article and others like it conveniently leave out is Asians and Indians, either native born or immigrant.   Many Indians are almost black and the Japanese and Chinese were subject to immigration restrictions and (in the case of the Japanese) imprisonment.  Yet, they are very successful in academics and business.   Jews have been persecuted as well, but practically own just about everything.   Blacks and Hispanics can blame whitey and history all they want.  Deep down, they have to know what the real problem is and where the failure lies.

    • Anon12

       Are you John Engelman”s twin bother? You sound just like him. Pathetic.

      Ever read the history of the White race?  Didn’t think so.

      • JohnEngelman

        Race realism entails a realistic appraisal of racial differences, not the belief that white Gentiles of European descent are superior to every other racial group, when it is not true. 

  • RonBlack66

    OF COURSE the median family income of Whites is higher than the median family income of blacks and latinos. Besides the fact that Whites tend to be better educated, a White family usually consists of two adults bringing home paychecks whereas most black households consist of a single wage earner — and sometimes not even that. As far as latino families, the mother usually stays at home to raise the children or works a menial minimum wage job to help supplement the meager wages of her uneducated husband. Sure there are exceptions, but “median family income” is derived from the average. Comparing the income of married, 2-earner White families to single-earner black or latino families doesn’t prove racism. It proves that Whites are more apt to be married.

  • JohnEngelman

    Because of this country’s racist past, the future for people of color, and the United States overall, doesn’t look too promising.     
         
    – Lewis Diuguid, Las Vegas Sun, March 9, 2012              

    As more time passes since the civil rights legislation was passed, and as more scientific evidence evidence accumulates about the genetic causes of racial differences, this argument is becoming less credible. Even many white liberals are becoming embarrassed by this kind of thing.

  • JohnEngelman

    In order to learn the skills necessary to get a job that pays a reasonably good living one must be more intelligent than in the past. This explains the increase in racial disparities.