Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Latinos Will Keep America Strong!

The Economist has a full section on Hispanics in America. The opening article notes:
By the time of the 2010 census, the proportion of non-Hispanic whites (for simplicity’s sake called whites hereafter) was down to 64%. Some time around 2044 it is projected to fall to less than half....... 
America has twice before witnessed European migration waves that were proportionately even larger when measured against the population at the time: once in the 19th century and again at the start of the 20th century....... 
In just a few years.......there will be as many whites over 65 as white children. Among non-whites, children outnumber the old by four to one. Take away Hispanics and other fast-growing minorities, and America’s numbers look like those for Italy, a country full of pensioners with a shrinking labour force.
It would be a very good idea to educate the children of Hispanic ancestry well so that they might play their full and appropriate role in U.S. society in the future. It would also be a good idea to keep them in schools and colleges and out of gangs for the same reason.

Investing in Latino kids is going to be especially important for the future of the South West, the West and Florida, but Hispanics will be a larger part of the population of the rest of the country. If Texas, Arizona and California don't invest in their Latino kids, you can bet the Illinois, New York and Maryland will suffer some of the consequences.

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