Hispanic Influx Causes Tensions with Blacks

Dahleen Glanton, Daily Press, July 17, 2013

In a region where race relations traditionally have been defined in terms of Black and White, an influx of immigrants to the Deep South in the last decade has upset the delicate cultural balance and created tensions among longtime residents and new ethnic groups.

The changing demographics have forced the South to again confront its prejudices as it becomes home to unfamiliar cultures. This time, however, the resistance has come not only from whites, but the region’s largest minority group, African-Americans.

“There are tensions between whites and Blacks, between whites and Hispanics, and between Blacks and Hispanics,” said Walter Farrell Jr., associate director of the Urban Investment Strategy Center at the University of North Carolina. “In rural areas, in particular, there has been such minimal diversity in the past, and now this quick influx of immigrants is changing the cultural fabric of these conservative communities.”

Alabama’s Hispanic population more than tripled in the last decade to 75,830, though that represents less than 2 percent of the overall population. In 1999, Georgia counted 239,000 Hispanics, representing 9 percent of the population, compared to African-Americans who represent 27 percent. Hispanics comprise 1.4 percent of the population in Mississippi, 2.4 percent in Louisiana and 3.2 percent in Arkansas, according to the new census.

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In Georgia, Black legislators recently defeated a bill supported by the governor to broaden the state’s “minority” designation to include Hispanics. The bill would have allowed Hispanics, whose population in Georgia increased by at least 120 percent since 1990, to be included in tax breaks for companies that hire minority contractors.

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“We were not comfortable amending laws that originally were passed to aid racial minorities, such as African-Americans and Native Americans, who have a long history of being discriminated against,” said Rep. Bob Holmes, a member of the state’s Legislative Black Caucus. “There is growing competition between Blacks and Hispanics, and in the South, it is going to get worse. We know that they have escaped from poverty and we want them to have a better life here, but not at the expense of African-Americans.”

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As ethnic businesses thrived in Atlanta’s suburbs, several towns have been sued over ordinances requiring that all business signs be primarily in English. Opponents argue that the rules discriminate against Chinese, Vietnamese and Hispanic immigrants.

Local officials counter that the ordinances are needed so emergency personnel, such as firefighters and police, can easily identify businesses.

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Other clashes have involved religion.

Somali refugees who are Muslim walked off their jobs at a College Park, Ga., chicken processing plant recently because they were denied breaks needed to pray. Another group of Muslims quit their jobs assembling cellular telephones at a Solectron Corp. plant near Atlanta because they could not take time to pray. A dozen Somali employees were fired from a Hertz rental car facility at Hartsfield International Airport in Atlanta for not complying with the company’s policy prohibiting loose-fitting clothing and long dresses.

All three cases were later resolved in favor of the Muslims.

In Mississippi, a Muslim man won an appeal to the state Supreme Court allowing him to slaughter sheep, goats and cows on his farm in accordance with Islamic law. The agriculture commissioner had sought to shut down the slaughterhouse, saying it was a health hazard.

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The most far-reaching case, one that could have national implications, involves a Mexican immigrant in Alabama who sued the state to let her take the driver’s license exam in Spanish.

Though Martha Sandoval, who works as a house cleaner in Mobile, already has won her challenge to Alabama’s “English-only” rule, the U.S. Supreme Court is expected to decide this summer whether she had the right to sue the state.

At issue is whether individuals can file suit under a provision in the 1964 Civil Rights Act that bars states that receive federal money from discriminating based on race, color or national origin. {snip}

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  • JackKrak

    The word “minority” has quietly been fully separated from the concept of “49% or less”

    • The__Bobster

      And “diversity” now means 100% non-white.

      • So CAL Snowman

        I’m guessing the Democratic Republic of Congo (or whatever they are calling it now) is considered the most diverse place on Earth!

        • IstvanIN

          To think Belgium tried to civilize that place.

          • Sick of it

            And we installed a Communist government. Not our best moment as a country.

  • NeanderthalDNA

    Ah the strength of diversity…

    • LesBaer1911

      You got to hate it!

  • We neither need nor want blacks as “allies” against Hispanics. In fact, we are fed up with blacks. We did our level best to lift them up to our own level for several generations, at the cost of trillions of dollars we whites had to work to earn.

    That era is over: Perhaps forever. I hope blacks understand this.

    • pcmustgo

      agreed

  • Spartacus

    Sounds like the Tribe’s plan is working just like it was supposed to.

    • The__Bobster

      I can see them rubbing their little rat-like fingers together. However, their hubris will destroy them once again when the turd worlders turn on them.

      • Spartacus

        They deleted my post but not yours…

  • The__Bobster

    The most far-reaching case, one that could have national implications, involves a Mexican immigrant in Alabama who sued the state to let her take the driver’s license exam in Spanish.
    __________

    Yeah, that’ll help the Mestiza read the road and street signs.

    • sbuffalonative

      The next lawsuit will correct that.

  • Greg Thomas

    They claim illegal invading mexicans are “living in the shadows,” but they certainly know their way to the court house steps!

  • Greg Thomas

    I love it when diversity turns on each other.

  • The__Bobster

    As ethnic businesses thrived in Atlanta’s suburbs, several towns have been sued over ordinances requiring that all business signs be primarily in English.
    ______

    I keep telling people to never patronize these businesses. If they succeed, the invaders will use the profits to breed and bring in more invaders.

  • So CAL Snowman

    “We know that they have escaped from poverty and we want them to have a
    better life here, but not at the expense of African-Americans.”

    Oh the sweet sweet irony in this statement. The africans have absolutely NO problem with improving their quality of life at the expense of White people world wide. Hey I know africans were once slaves and I want them to have a better life BUT NOT at the expense of the White Race.

    • Spartacus

      They were having a higher living standard as slaves than they did back in Africa. Also, being farm equipment is probably the only useful thing their race as a whole has ever done…

  • Enar_Larsson

    —In Georgia, Black legislators recently defeated a bill supported by the
    governor to broaden the state’s “minority” designation to include
    Hispanics. The bill would have allowed Hispanics, whose population in
    Georgia increased by at least 120 percent since 1990, to be included in
    tax breaks for companies that hire minority contractors.—

    Further proof that neither blacks nor Latinos should be at all happy that whites will soon be minorities in both numbers and political power. As soon as the latter happens, either blacks or Latinos are going to lose their handouts and probably much more.

  • kjh64

    “We know that they have escaped from poverty and we want them to have a better life here, but not at the expense of African-Americans.””

    And not at the expense of White Americans. It’s not America’s job to give foreigners a “better life”. They have a country, they need to work on their “better iife” back home. Mexico is doing much better, no doubt in large part to the fact that America is paying for their poor.

  • Spartacus

    Diversity is our greatest strength.

    Zimmerman is white.

    Rachel Jeantel is a smart cookie.

    2+2=5

  • IstvanIN

    Really scary is how quickly the old CSA is turning Mexican.

    • din_do_nuffins

      This wouldn’t be happening if Whites had a country of their own.

      • IstvanIN

        We did, the elites gave it away.

      • Romulus

        What are you talking about?! Europe, Australia,Canada and new Zealand were always ruled by majority whites. When you lose the majority, YOU LOSE YOUR COUNTRY, PERIOD!! That is the very essence of the term “majority rule”. Ownership of land goes to whoever is the majority!!.

  • din_do_nuffins

    Diversity vs. Diversity; my White privilege tell me to root for the Diversity.

  • Greg Thomas

    .

  • “We were not comfortable amending laws that originally were passed to aid racial minorities, such as African-Americans and Native Americans, who have a long history of being discriminated against,” said Rep. Bob Holmes, a member of the state’s Legislative Black Caucus.

    Translation: We are not comfortable with more minority groups being more equal than White people and given the same advantages as black people.

  • hastings88

    If blacks had any foresight, they would have stringently opposed our immigration policies, but their hatred of whitey overruled any foresight.

  • WR_the_realist

    Hey Jesse Jackson, how’s that “rainbow coalition” working out for you? I don’t much have much sympathy for those black politicians who don’t want minority set asides extending to Hispanics when they should be taking a principled stand against any racial set asides.

  • Jim Henry

    The “set-aside” issue which is concerning black leaders will be easily solved. Merely hire less whites and replace them with Hispanics. Wasn’t that easy?

  • Lop_Eared_Galoot

    >>
    That will create the perfect environment for the rise of an explicitly pro-White political party. Let’s make sure we are ready to seize the opportunity when the time is ripe. In fact, we need to not wait until these developments gel – we need to organize now, and get our infrastructure in place NOW, instead of later.

    >>

  • sbuffalonative

    It turns out blacks really don’t like diversity when they’re on the the receiving end.