Posted on January 6, 2023

The Flight from White

Jared Taylor, American Renaissance, January 6, 2023

Hispanics are rushing for the doors.

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Charles Murray — who may be the most careful, undeceived social scientist in America — recently posted this graph based on data taken from the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey.

He thought it was remarkable that suddenly in 2020, millions of Hispanics stopped identifying as white. He noted that this could be due partly to changes in the wording of survey questions, but it still looked like a stampede away from whiteness.

He wasn’t the only one who noticed. The Los Angeles Times asked, “Why did so few Latinos identify themselves as white in the 2020 census?” adding that between 2010 and 2020, the number of Hispanics who said they were white fell from 53 percent to 20 percent.

This is a big change from just a few years ago. In 2014, the New York Times ran the opposite headline: “More Hispanics Declaring Themselves White,” pointing out that between the 2000 and 2010 censuses, 2.7 million Hispanics ditched some other identity and called themselves white instead.

The article went on to say that “if Hispanics ultimately identify as white Americans, then whites will remain the majority for the foreseeable future.”

This idea isn’t new. Twelve years ago, a publication called Latino Decisions explained that “Latino Racial Identification Stabilizes Declining U.S. White Population.”

It noted that between 2000 and 2010, the white American population grew by 6.5 percent, and that Hispanics- who- said- they- were- white accounted for 74 percent of that growth. The author added that thanks to white-identifying Hispanics, we can look forward to “a renewed growth of the U.S. white population.”

How nice. If enough Mexicans and Salvadorans say they’re white, America will stay white forever.

The theory behind this is that the boundaries of whiteness shift all the time. The New York Times article I mentioned cheerly suggests that “Hispanics may assimilate as white Americans, like the Italians or Irish, who were not universally considered to be white.”

You see, the way it works is that white people cynically change racial definitions to suit themselves, and when they give others the chance to be white, they jump at it.

This 2014 article called “Why are Hispanics identifying as white?” has it figured out.

Eric Liu explains that “we go on unthinkingly treating whiteness as the ideal and social baseline of American life,” and that “Americans still too often think that white makes right.”

Furthermore, “Americans have always been deviously flexible about deciding who gets to be white. At first the Irish weren’t, then they were. Same with the Italians and Jews.

Whatever Mr. Liu may think, there is no Caucasian High Command that tells Hispanics, “OK, now you can be white.” They decide to say they’re white — or not — without the slightest regard to what we think or say.

And where does that link about the deviousness of whites lead? Straight to that mendacious, white-hating classic, How the Irish Became White, by Harvard instructor Noel Ignatiev.

Ignatiev, who mercifully left us four years ago, was the editor of Race Traitor, whose stated goal was to “abolish the white race.”

Harvard Magazine quoted him in 2002:

“Make no mistake about it: we intend to keep bashing the dead white males, and the live ones, and the females too, until the social construct known as ‘the white race’ is destroyed—not ‘deconstructed’ but destroyed.”

Back to his book. It doesn’t explain how the Irish became white because no one ever thought they weren’t. Does this Irish family look anything but white?

In the 19th century and earlier, the English thought the Irish, the Scots, and the Welsh were all savages; race had nothing to do with it. American WASPS didn’t like Irish immigrants either. Ignatiev argued that the Paddies “became” white only because they learned how to hate blacks.

WASPs were so pleased with this accomplishment that they made the Irish honorary white men. This book is rubbish, complete with a cover endorsement from Mumia Abu Jamal, who has been ducking a death sentence ever since he killed an Irish-American policeman in 1981.

Richard Coit, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Naturally, it’s long been a favorite textbook in whiteness studies.

So, back to why Hispanics are suddenly refusing to be white. The authors of that LA Times article think the reason could be “a xenophobic political climate that has made many Latinos aware that whiteness may not be easily within their reach.”

I guess they’re still just dying to be white, but the Caucasian High Command gave them the stink eye.

It never occurs to the authors — not one word about it — that the Biden Era has seen the most fever-pitched “diversity” push ever, from kindergarten to university to federal government to media and everything in between. But no, that’s no reason to be brown rather than white.

Here’s an only slightly less lunatic idea from the article: When George Floyd died in 2020 and blacks started rioting, Hispanics suddenly realized they are “people of color,” and have joined hands with blacks. “In major urban areas in the United States, the two populations now living in the closest proximity are Black and Latino, often finding common cause challenging how they get left behind and kept behind.”

“Left behind and kept behind.” Thanks to George Floyd, the scales fell from their eyes. They finally realized how awful we are and don’t want to be white anymore.

Black-and-brown unity is fantasy, of course, but Hispanics have surely tumbled to the fact that being brown makes you a cherished diversity asset, and that the race that is supposed to be lathered with privilege has become the national whipping boy.

Trying to make whites feel miserable about privilege is 100 percent mainstream. What’s the tamest, most wholesome, apolitical magazine you can think of? Maybe Good Housekeeping?

It still has articles like “How to Do Laundry: A Step-by-Step Guide on the Right Way to Sort, Wash and Dry” or “My Dream Home Turned Into a Toxic Mold Nightmare,” but Good Housekeeping is all-in with the campaign against white privilege.

The magazine’s 51 million readers have gotten the word: There’s no joy in being white.

Here’s the magazine’s senior editor: “What White Privilege Really Means — and How to Work on It.”

It’s about all the terrible advantages white people have, but “once you realize and understand that you have white privilege, you can start to use that privilege to benefit people of color.”

And, of course, you have to work at it until you die. “This is a journey. And there’s no finish line, only progress.”

This is my favorite article: “I Thought I Understood White Privilege. Then I Married a Black Man.”

Every day is humiliation for this woman. They were out driving and “I casually mentioned that our license plates were about to expire. He got so angry with me that I worried he would crash the car. ‘Do you realize that if a cop pulls us over for expired tags, I could be killed?’ he said. I had not realized.”

That isn’t white privilege. That is lurid black paranoia.

“Then, just this weekend, while driving the same stretch of highway, he mentioned that we were in the same borough where Eric Garner was murdered. I mean, I really had not realized.”

Eric Garner wasn’t murdered. And she’s supposed to be thinking about him six years later?

This poor woman has set up an Instagram account to write confessions about how “my own bias and internalized racism [have] hurt our partnership.” “It is embarrassing and shameful, and every time I post, I fear that this latest confession could be the one that will expose me as irredeemable — too privileged to be deserving of the man I love, too far gone to be a suitable mother to my black daughter.”

A woman picks up a magazine looking for makeup tips — and gets this stuff?

Now, I’m not claiming that millions of Hispanics get their politics from Good Housekeeping.

In fact, there is a Spanish-language version that doesn’t make being white look so awful after all.

But if white-bashing has the Good-Housekeeping stamp of approval, you know it’s everywhere.

Who on earth would want to be white if he had any other choice, with every institution giving you a leg-up for not being white, and people at Harvard trying to abolish the white race?

Some people abolish the white race, beginning with themselves. You remember Senator Elizabeth Warren and Rachel Dolezal — who now has an OnlyFans page, by the way.

But what about Jennifer Benton who — believe it or not — changed her name to Satchuel Paigelyn in honor of the black ball player.

C.V. Vitolo-Haddad had just been offered a tenure-track teaching job when it turned out she wasn’t black but Italian, and the Haddad part of her name was fake, too.

Professor Jessica Krug of George Washington University got caught because she couldn’t decide if she was Algerian or Caribbean.

Just last week, a “queer indigenous artist” who made up an unpronounceable Injun name for herself, turned out to be white.

Was the “queer” part phony, too? All these people — and plenty more — knew they’d be better off being anything — anything — but white.

White privilege? Hispanics want none of it. A la mierda eso, as they might very sensibly say.