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Minority births soon to outnumber white births

March 10, 2010

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— Minorities make up nearly half the children born in the U.S., part of a historic trend in which minorities are expected to become the U.S. majority over the next 40 years.

In fact, demographers say this year could be the “tipping point” when the number of babies born to minorities outnumbers that of babies born to whites.

The numbers are growing because immigration to the U.S. has boosted the number of Hispanic women in their prime childbearing years. Minorities made up 48 percent of U.S. children born in 2008, the latest census estimates available, compared to 37 percent in 1990.

Comments

ivalueamerica 4 years, 9 months ago

I am so surprised that the end of the white majority scares the heck out of Tom Shewman and Barry Penders

so very very surprised

Mel Briscoe 4 years, 9 months ago

i know that people are going to blame them messicans for these stats but think about it-- alot of white chicks are having beige babies. that probably has alot to do w/ it as well.

georgiahawk 4 years, 9 months ago

Just more proof that the White Party, err, the Republican Party is on its way out!

Just curious Barry, what exactly are you talking about when you say "extraodinary disavantages of controlled 'Carnal Knowledge'"? I am obviously not on the same level as you and need to have it explained. Sorry for not picking up on the obtuse!

50YearResident 4 years, 9 months ago

Illegals are flocking here to have their babies because it is instant citizenship for the kid and a guarantee for the mother and all her relatives that they can stay in America.

Mel Briscoe 4 years, 9 months ago

georgiahawk, our little friend barry is a constant exercise in esoteric ramblings. don't try to figure him out. he doesn't even know what the hell he's talking about.

Mel Briscoe 4 years, 9 months ago

"Biologically, it's best to mix the races. The best is to mate with someone who is as far away from your gene pool as possible. "

that's what i said about myself before-- say what you want about me, but atleast i know i'm not inbred! ;)

Mel Briscoe 4 years, 9 months ago

LOL sometimes i almost like you, barry. ;P

ferrislives 4 years, 9 months ago

barrypenders (anonymous) says…

"...Decendents of South America and Africa will make the country so much better than it is now."

Barry, I had no idea that Mexico was in South America.

Mel Briscoe 4 years, 9 months ago

"The world will rejoice in the justice that is collective misery and mediocrity. "

...... huh? you lost me there.....

Mel Briscoe 4 years, 9 months ago

barry, you are a true talent. the way you layer one esoteric rambling onto another. i bet you're into quilting, aren't you?

jbiegs 4 years, 9 months ago

Hey Georgia! I have a question for you. If the (white) Republican party, as you mentioned, is on the way out. Who will be left to work and pay for all the entitlement programs you guys enjoy so much.

Mel Briscoe 4 years, 9 months ago

porch, you're gassing my head, dude! stop it! you're making me think that because i am black/white/amerindian i am superior!

then again, do you ever see us mixed people on the people of walmart dot com?.... think about it.... nope.

Mel Briscoe 4 years, 9 months ago

@ beigs ("Who will be left to work and pay for all the entitlement programs you guys enjoy so much.") i'm just wondering who is "you guys"?...

Mel Briscoe 4 years, 9 months ago

and y'all need to let me know which entitlement programs i should be signed up for because i don't get ANY kick-backs for being a mutt!

Mel Briscoe 4 years, 9 months ago

porch, i've belonged to several multiracial discussion groups/websites/message boards and there has been much talk about all things having to do w/ the dreaded race mixing and folks like us who are the products of such unions. i actually am quite well versed in the info but i appreciate you putting it out there in THIS forum. :)

markclark 4 years, 9 months ago

I knew this story would be a magnet for the knuckle draggers on this forum.

Mel Briscoe 4 years, 9 months ago

"but my heritage and culture is not compatible with the culture of Americans of sub Saharan African and “Latino” descent. "

wow.

Mel Briscoe 4 years, 9 months ago

"'Collective' terms describing people by skin pigment seems counter productive."

by george, barry, me thinks i got the gist of what the hell you were saying this time! crikey!

alm77 4 years, 9 months ago

When I was in school, they taught us about the Great American Melting Pot. So, now, why is this a problem?

jonas_opines 4 years, 9 months ago

Figured this would be the best thread to find Invictus's new sign-on. Only problem is there's a couple of possibilities.

Mel Briscoe 4 years, 9 months ago

"When I was in school, they taught us about the Great American Melting Pot. So, now, why is this a problem? "

because, alm, folks like bubba don't want to mix their "cultures" (or lack thereof) w/ other folks'. its that simple. so he had better not eat an enchilada, a bagel, any red beans and rice, kung pow chicken, curried rice, pulled pork, pizza, sushi..... damn..... it sucks being bubba.

LoveThsLife 4 years, 9 months ago

Regardless of race we are more connected than one may think... Has anyone seen Faces of America? It is really interesting. http://www.pbs.org/wnet/facesofamerica/

Mel Briscoe 4 years, 9 months ago

oh, a dislike of hip hop... yet another way folks can practice veiled racism. yawn

Mel Briscoe 4 years, 9 months ago

"I will immigrate rather than have my children be absorbed into this dysfunctional culture. "

buh bye.

jaywalker 4 years, 9 months ago

Oh dear! The sky is falling!

Seriously, why is this 'report' perpetually printed? I've been hearing about this eventuality since I was in junior high, and my response is still the same: So what?! People are people, everyone has a variety of racial makeup in their DNA, so who really cares? Sounds like a rallying tactic for a Grand Beagle or whatever those clowns call themselves.

grammaddy 4 years, 9 months ago

Geez, when everyone is the same color, what will we fight about??

Mel Briscoe 4 years, 9 months ago

oh wow, thanks, bubbs. coming from you that is a compliment.

my ex husband (yes, ex, jerks come in all colors) was multiracial like me. black mother, native american father and a little irish thrown into the mix for good measure.

Mel Briscoe 4 years, 9 months ago

oh, and my children are like any other children: obnoxious at times, charming at times, knuckleheaded at times, bright as stars at times. i tell you what tho, they are GORGEOUS! they have those beautiful native american cheekbones, chocolate brown eyes, curly black hair and their skin tones range from olive like mine to a light coppery brown. they're tall and strong as can be and creative and wonderful. (i love my kids!)

markclark 4 years, 9 months ago

"WOW" is right, honeychild. Anyone who thinks the race of our current POTUS is not the primary reason for teabaggers getting all wound up in knots need only read this thread. WOW, WOW, and WOW. If it weren't so cringe-inducing it could almost be funny.

Mel Briscoe 4 years, 9 months ago

bubbs, there is so much fear in your postings. what are you afraid of and are you on medication for this anxiety disorder you have?

Stuart Evans 4 years, 9 months ago

What will happen to hockey and curling?!

Mel Briscoe 4 years, 9 months ago

LOL porch, there is a band called "the negro problem" and it is headed by a black dude. they are an alternative rock band i think. when i researched i found that he came up w/ the name because folks act like black people shouldn't be playing rock when in fact, they invented the art form (oh crap!! that's probably going to be throwing gas on the whole cultural campfire that bubbs started! he doesn't want his kids listening to rap because its black folks' music-- wait'll he finds out black people invented R&R!).

Mel Briscoe 4 years, 9 months ago

"Crackers don’t think much into the future. "

.... you said that, i didn't. LOL

Stuart Evans 4 years, 9 months ago

bubba.. did you just call white people "crackers"? That is a racist slur. I find it highly offensive.

Mel Briscoe 4 years, 9 months ago

ran outta gas did ya, bubbs? i must've touched a nerve. that's cool.

peace, love and hair grease as us negros say. :)

Mel Briscoe 4 years, 9 months ago

"I'm beginning to think jbiegs is a just a troll."

noooooooooooooooooooo!!!

Mel Briscoe 4 years, 9 months ago

yep. the tickets are just so damn expensive! i think they're 80 bucks a pop! i wanted to go plus take my 15 year old because he plays guitar and bass and i thought it would be awesome for him to see some of those legends. we MIGHT go-- i have to pay bills too tho. LOL

jbiegs 4 years, 9 months ago

Oh no, Vertigo and Honeychild disagree with something I said and resort to name calling! LOL Thanks for showing your true colors!

jonas_opines 4 years, 9 months ago

"Oh no, Vertigo and Honeychild disagree with something I said and resort to name calling! LOL Thanks for showing your true colors!"

Are you suggesting that some other method of engagement would be more productive? Your brief posting history suggests otherwise.

So, who's the old face under the new mask?

JustNoticed 4 years, 9 months ago

Race is a social construct, meaning that the physical characteristics we think of as racial are arbitrarily chosen. We choose which ones matter and have chosen those things which we can perceive such as skin color and facial features. We could create "racial" groups based on other criteria, such as a propensity toward a particular disease, or blood type, or baldness. Everything else that we usually think of a racial is simply cultural/environmental. One day we'll all look like Polynesians. But I will miss the Swedes and the Pygmies.

georgiahawk 4 years, 9 months ago

Jbiegs, any data to support your ignorant assertion about democrats not paying any taxes, or are you just showing us what you did in the toilet this morning?

Bubba, that is a great name, I am sure that it is a form of tribute to Bill Clinton. However, you need to learn to hide your outright racism a little better. Not even Bubba's in the south are that racist in public.

Mel Briscoe 4 years, 9 months ago

vernon reid is great! and tom, don't hate dude. its not nice.

jbiegs 4 years, 9 months ago

Georgia, you should be one to talk about racism, just looking back at your 8:49 post. And no I'm not using a new name. I am new to all this and find it very humorous and amusing.

akt2 4 years, 9 months ago

Mommy speaks Spanish, Daddy works at McDonalds and the kid is covered on Medicaid.

Mel Briscoe 4 years, 9 months ago

"Mommy speaks Spanish, Daddy works at McDonalds"

the trolls are in abundance in this thread, are they not?

whats_going_on 4 years, 9 months ago

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georgiahawk 4 years, 9 months ago

Jbiegs, are you saying I am racist because I said, rightfully so, that repubs are the party of white people? The repub party is now 96.3% white!

monkey_c 4 years, 9 months ago

Red and Yellow Black and White, all are precious in His sight, Jesus loves the little children of the World!

Mel Briscoe 4 years, 9 months ago

georgia, you, ma'am are the biggest racist on this board!

and monk, i resent that song-- they didn't include beige!

monkey_c 4 years, 9 months ago

"Mommy speaks Spanish, Daddy works at McDonalds and the kid is covered on Medicaid."

Could be viewed in a positive light:
Dad works hard to feed the kids at one of those awful jobs that no adult wants to see themselves at, that's right, on your feet, stinking of grease and asking "would you like fries with that." Mom's either #1 - smart enough and well educated enough to be bilingual or is #2 a go getter who was stong enough to imigrate from a poverty stricken nation to the ""land of opportunity" in order to better provide for herself and the future of her family. The family sucks it up and enrolls in a goverment benefit in order to provide health care to their youngins. (God forbid, wanting to keep your kids healthy and cared for huh? I bet the folks aren't covered! I bet if they get swine flu they just suffer through) A benefit which is available and offered and paid for by the various taxes this low income family pays whether that be income tax, sales tax, property tax, personal property tax....... Freakin stinkin poor folks.........am I right?!?!?

beatrice 4 years, 9 months ago

Dang! And to think, just yesterday I moved my entire stock portfolio to a manufacturer of sun screen lotion.

"We're getting a little sampling of it now, a very small sampling. When those who now are fighting back are all but gone, it's over for America."

Tom, what are you babbling about this time? We fought back -- and WON! Now, we aren't leaving! Don't worry, however, we are busy cleaning up the mess your heroes left behind.

God bless America -- and nowhere else!

Mel Briscoe 4 years, 9 months ago

georgia i was exercising my right as an american to be sarcastic. i think you're great, darling. i was just being snarky toward our buddy our pal jbeigs.

Mel Briscoe 4 years, 9 months ago

vert, its weird because it did give her name, as if she was verified, but now it says anonymous.

?????

Mel Briscoe 4 years, 9 months ago

monk, you get the award for best post. :) only problem is, its a fish fillet sammich... but, hey, my man worked hard to make it for ya! ;)

Mel Briscoe 4 years, 9 months ago

and for all the racists up in here, this is what you get for kidnapping some of my ancestors. you should've left us over in the bush-- being all savage and stuff-- but no, you had to have cheap, i mean FREE, labor so you went and grabbed up alot of us, put us on big boats and brought us over to a place we had no knowledge of and against our will at that. so if black folk are contributing to any of your problems, all i have to say is: IN. YOUR. FACE! big cheesy grin :)

monkey_c 4 years, 9 months ago

Fish Fillet! Yah! Wait, is that on the dollar menu?

monkey_c 4 years, 9 months ago

Heck yeah...full priced fish-like-food-product....on a bun!

ferrislives 4 years, 9 months ago

barrypenders, we don't have a huge issue with immigration from South Americans do we?

MyName 4 years, 9 months ago

"Who’s creating US jobs? Mexicans."

http://www.csmonitor.com/Money/2010/0302/Who-s-creating-US-jobs-Mexicans

But hey, keep thinking that all of those immigrants are illegal and taking yer jobs while living off of welfare.

Mel Briscoe 4 years, 9 months ago

and w/ the special sauce. good and good FOR you!

beatrice 4 years, 9 months ago

Hey Tom, I have a single digit for ya! Guess which one? ; )

jonas_opines 4 years, 9 months ago

This be a car wreck, and I be a rubbernecker, I guess.

jaywalker 4 years, 9 months ago

Puttin' a smiley face on it doesn't make it any better, bea.

Stuart Evans 4 years, 9 months ago

actually Mel, I believe that the Dutch had a lot to do with the slave trade, as well as the Africans in Africa who sold their fellow man. It's not as if Americans, especially modern day Americans, were sailing over to Africa and picking out a few ripe slaves to bring home. This was a worldwide acceptable endeavor. and it's not as if it just happened to Africans. lots of races and nationalities have been enslaved throughout history.

jbiegs 4 years, 9 months ago

Georgia, Check out these stats about the evil repubs. LOL
http://www.american.com/archive/2007/november-december-magazine-contents/guess-who-really-pays-the-taxes

I know, I know, its a little bit of a stretch! LOL

Chris Golledge 4 years, 9 months ago

Just scrolling through all the comments and I'm thinking, "Who cares? (about skin color)"

About the racist and slave trade topics, I'm thinking, "It wasn't me and it wasn't you; can we move on now?"

jbiegs 4 years, 9 months ago

My apologies vertigo for expanding on the idea, that seems to be prevalent around here, that all Republicans are evil, rich, businessmen.

Mel Briscoe 4 years, 9 months ago

thanks, vert! you handled my light work-- i was at a quarterly meeting (boring!). couldn't have said it better myself!

markclark 4 years, 9 months ago

jbiegs (anonymous) says… My apologies vertigo for expanding on the idea, that seems to be prevalent around here, that all Republicans are evil, rich, businessmen +++++++ Republicans have lost the rich businessmen and the educucated class through their zenophobic, racist, anti-intellectual rhetoric. From conservative columnist David Brooks: "The political effects of this trend have been obvious. Republicans have alienated the highly educated regions — Silicon Valley, northern Virginia, the suburbs outside of New York, Philadelphia, Chicago and Raleigh-Durham. The West Coast and the Northeast are mostly gone. The Republicans have alienated whole professions. Lawyers now donate to the Democratic Party over the Republican Party at 4-to-1 rates. With doctors, it’s 2-to-1. With tech executives, it’s 5-to-1. With investment bankers, it’s 2-to-1. It took talent for Republicans to lose the banking community." So, who's left? Look no further than the folks posting here today. Sort of reinforces the trends cited above. The evil part rings true though!

ferrislives 4 years, 9 months ago

LarryNative (anonymous) says… "Thank god. Now I will be a minority and get free hand outs."

Sorry Larry, TomShewmon beat you to that original though at 6:37 a.m.

ivalueamerica 4 years, 9 months ago

I do not pray for the end of white, black, brown, yellow or any race.

I pray for the end of racists.

I love threads like this, as they raise their ugly heads to be counted.

They are the cancer of this country and I will rejoice when the Diablo calls them home.

Corey Williams 4 years, 9 months ago

75x55 (anonymous) says…

"Sorry dude - "Americans", as in the evil United States of America (or even their colonist forebearers) were extremely late to 'the trade', and were always a small percentage of the market for Africa-direct importation."

So, we're not bad because we imported a smaller amount of slaves than everyone else, and for a shorter time period?

As Nancyboy would have said: "WOW!"

beatrice 4 years, 9 months ago

jay, puttin a smiley face on it does indeed make it better. It helped Tom recognize that I was just a funnin.

On a philosophical aside, is it even possible for a minority birth to outnumber any other? Doesn't it become the majority birth just by being?

jaywalker 4 years, 9 months ago

"So, we're not bad because we imported a smaller amount of slaves than everyone else, and for a shorter time period?'

Is that what he said? Let me read it again.........

Uh...nope. And like a few have already referenced here, YOU can feel free to use the inclusive "we", but neither I nor any of my family had anything to do with any of it, and I'm fairly certain you didn't either, so.....

Every race has suffered bondage at some point in history. Cavemen were the "industry initiators" and it moved on throughout history. 75's point was that in the broad scheme of things, early America's role in slavery was minute compared to the period and what transpired around the globe. He never said nor inferred that it wasn't a "bad" practice, only tried to offer some perspective which is obviously very difficult for some to grasp.

Leslie Swearingen 4 years, 9 months ago

You don't fall in love with a color, a nationality or a culture. You fall in love with a person. You carry a child for nine months in your body and that child is a part of you for all eternity and that love is yours for all eternity. That is all that matters.

jaywalker 4 years, 9 months ago

"America's role in slavery is NOT minute when used in reference as to why there are black people in America."

That's swell, Jesse, 'cept your version of 'reference' was not broached. And comparing two things that are an inevitable result of one another is a pointless exercise. Slavery in America is not minute in reference to how blacks came to be in America? Oof.

"America can only blame America for there being slaves brought to/sold/used in America."

Double oof. That's a really, really bad sentence. Not 100%, but I believe you used 'America' in the 1st person, the 3rd person, and then as an indirect object?

kimmydarling 4 years, 9 months ago

sob won't someone PLEASE think of the white middle class people?! When oh WHEN will they have their day in the sun, free from harsh judgment due to the color of their skin and discrimination due to melanin levels.

Oh man, what sort of crazy world would America be if white people had more power than anyone else...wait....

Corey Williams 4 years, 9 months ago

jaywalker (anonymous) says…

"Is that what he said? Let me read it again.........

Uh...nope."

Let's see...the quote was: "Sorry dude - "Americans", as in the evil United States of America (or even their colonist forebearers) were extremely late to 'the trade', and were always a small percentage of the market for Africa-direct importation."

I said: "So, we're not bad because we imported a smaller amount of slaves than everyone else, and for a shorter time period?"

Let's see if anything matches up.

75x55 said "Americans...were always a small percentage of the market for Africa-direct importation." I said that we imported a smaller amount of slaves. Hmmm...smaller amount of slaves, smaller market for Africa-direct importation? Does that not match for you?

Let's continue.

75x55 said: ""Americans"... were extremely late to 'the trade'" I said: "...we imported for a shorter time period?" "Late to the trade." "Shorter time period."

Yeah, I guess if you're out trolling, then of course you wouldn't see the similarity. Oh well. Thanks DB

jaywalker 4 years, 9 months ago

Yo, Corey,

What didn't match up, brain trust, was the quote I cited:

"So, we're not bad because we imported a smaller amount of slaves than everyone else, and for a shorter time period?'

...particularly those first four words. See, when someone else responds and quotes ya, try to focus on THAT, not on everything else.

What a maroon.

Mel Briscoe 4 years, 9 months ago

sob won't someone PLEASE think of the white middle class people?! When oh WHEN will they have their day in the sun, free from harsh judgment due to the color of their skin and discrimination due to melanin levels.

Oh man, what sort of crazy world would America be if white people had more power than anyone else...wait...."

BEAUTIFUL post. love love love it!!

Mel Briscoe 4 years, 9 months ago

the funny thing is, black folk aren't the ethnic minority majority anymore. everyone knows that. its not the african-american population that is growing exponentially and the reason why white babies will not be numero uno in a few years. hell, if anything, you darned white folks are watering down black people's gene pool and they are getting further from their african ancestory just because there are so many folks like ME now. after a while, you won't be able to tell the difference between people who are of partial african descent, mexicans, pacific islanders, etc. but hey-- that's when we can really take over. most people will be different shades of brown and we will tie all you white folk up and make you pick cotton and tobacky out in the fields. yee haw! i get to own me a pink kunta kinte!!

rbwaa 4 years, 9 months ago

BubbaJones (anonymous) says… It is southern “cracker” culture and its cousin “Hip Hop” that is incompatible with mine. It is for violence, sloth and misogyny. I suspect many of you single mothers here have intimate knowledge of said culture. I will immigrate rather than have my children be absorbed into this dysfunctional culture. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ don't you mean emigrate which would make you an emigre' --- you might want to look it up in a dictionary ... all i can say is "bye-bye"

Jimbecile 4 years, 9 months ago

Band names? Does anyone remember "Kill Whitey" from Lawrence? They changed their name to Stick, but Kill Whitey was a million times better

Mel Briscoe 4 years, 9 months ago

i don't care if the black community claims me. i am very proud (if you couldn't already tell) of my mixed ancestory. i choose to classify myself as multiracial. i am equally proud of all 3 races that comprise my ancestory: one came here by choice, one was brought here and one was already here. i love that and wouldn't change it for anyone. if black folk want to claim me then so be it-- if not, oh well. i'm not going to lose any sleep over it. same w/ white folk and native americans. i am all 3. if you are still in that jim crow mindset then i guess you can call me a negro. i could care less what anyone else calls me. i know who and what i am and i have taught that to my children as well.

next question?...

Mel Briscoe 4 years, 9 months ago

i'm obnoxious?... so you're black now, right, because you are definitely the pot talkin' bout this kettle.

ferrislives 4 years, 9 months ago

For everyone obsessed with what America should and shouldn't have done during slavery days, get over it. Yes, America participated in the slave trade way back, and there were consequences to that. We can't go back in time, so why do you feel the need to keep repeating that we "shouldn't have brought them over in the first place". How about dealing with reality? Black people are here, and have been here longer than a lot of your own ancestors who immigrated after slavery was abolished!

If some of you don't want to mix with other races, that's up to you. But you should also understand that diseases specific to your race will only continue, while those diseases almost always go away with mixed kids. It's called evolution. Do you really think that there will be pure white people (if there is such a thing) in 200+ years? If so, I have some swamp land in Florida to sell you.

Mel Briscoe 4 years, 9 months ago

"It's called evolution. "

what he said. ;)

Mel Briscoe 4 years, 9 months ago

i don't think you fully understand jack squat. now what?

jaywalker 4 years, 9 months ago

Okay, Jesse, it was broached by others, but you seemed to be responding to what I posted in reference to 75, and that's what I was rebutting.

I'm sorry to hear that you were involved in the slave trade. Please don't include me in your "us", however. My ancestors didn't reach these shores until the start of the 20th century. And 'America' as an entity didn't do squat. Men did such things, they did them for money, they did them because it was an incredibly common way of 'doing business'. Not only that, but it seems too many people here are confused or uneducated as to the history of slavery in America. The practice was so common and accepted that even Native Americans held slaves. And it could be argued that race held little sway, at least early on, in whom was placed in bondage; Irish, Chinese, Italians, ........ all members of the slave class in this country.
Stating that slavery is the reason we have a population of black people in this country isn't some grand revelation; it's an elementary deduction a 5th grader could synthesize. I mean, saying this...:

" but America had a HUGE role in slavery when it relates to Mel's original post as to the reason black people are in America"

...is an exceptional waste of words. "Slavery brought blacks to America and that's why there are blacks in America."??? No freakin' shiitake mushrooms. Now please solve the riddle of 1 + 1.

ferrislives 4 years, 9 months ago

BubbaJones (anonymous) says… "I don’t think you fully understand evolution."

I'm sorry, I forgot that you likely believe in intelligent design, ironically enough "Bubba".

On the evolution question, I found a pretty good explanation through a post on Yahoo Answers. This is what the contributor said regarding two benefits of mixing races:

"1. Our immune systems rely on a large number of genes to function. Part of what makes them effective is when the two copies of each immune system gene are more different from each other and can therefore respond to a wider variety of pathogens. If a person has two parents from the same geographical area, then they are less likely to get copies of their immune system genes that are widely different. If, however, their parents are widely separated genetically and geographically, like say a Finn and a Samoan, then they are likely to get gene copies that are divergent. So, I expect that interracial people will have better immune system function in terms of combating pathogens because of the greater genetic diversity their immune systems are built from.

  1. Different racial populations have different endemic genetic diseases. For example, Africans and African Americans carry sickle cell anemia, Caucasians carry diseases like hemachromatosis and cystic fibrosis, Ashkenazi Jews carry Tay-Sachs, and so on. For the most part, these diseases are due to recessive mutant copies of genes . Thus, if a person has two mutant copies for the CFTR gene, they develop cystic fibrosis. But since these disease gene copies are often limited to specific races or geographical areas, if someone is bi-racial, then they are much less likely to carry two mutant versions of these disease genes.

So the second way in which I think people of mixed race will be healthier is that they will be much less likely to develop any genetic diseases."

Bubba (and others), ask any medical geneticist about it, and you will likely hear the same thing.

Mel Briscoe 4 years, 9 months ago

barry, i'm game. you suck. lol okay, your turn. ;P

Mel Briscoe 4 years, 9 months ago

  • copacetic diss'n

like i said in another thread, i apologize in advance for typos and such... running on limited sleep today.

carry on...

kimmydarling 4 years, 9 months ago

I don't really understand the sentiment that America will be no more if people of color become the population majority. Does it really matter? In fairness, it's sort of a shift back to the original basis of this hunk of rock we live on.

God forbid the brown people outnumber us poor pale white people. We might have to accept that in the end we're all just people and it doesn't matter a damn bit what shade our skin is so we need to start providing equal treatment to everyone

Alexander Neighbors 4 years, 9 months ago

Yes.... Black couples people have 3- 4 kids Mexican couples people have 7-9 kids White couples people have 1-2 kids

GO Minorities !! now if we could fix the problem with our prison systems consuming a majority of the minority people

Mel Briscoe 4 years, 9 months ago

what about white/black couples? white/latino couples? white/amerindian couples? white/asian couples? c'mon now... its 2010. we know that not all couples are comprised of people of the same race. factor them in as well.

Alexander Neighbors 4 years, 9 months ago

Canadians cant make up their minds. 90% of Columbians live in the woods so its hard ti statisticalize those people

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Mel Briscoe 4 years, 9 months ago

well, i'm looking at my watch.... do you think it'll be a matter of seconds or minutes til freash's "big booty" comment is deleted?......

ivalueamerica 4 years, 9 months ago

kimmydarling,

The sentiment is easy...they are racist and anything less than pureblood scares them.

Racist, however, fall in the same catagory as rapist, child molesters and terrorists as uncivil, worthless to society and traitors to America, man and God.

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Mel Briscoe 4 years, 9 months ago

okay..... what's up w/ these supposed verified users who have very trollish behaviors. yesterday it was that melissa person who totally pissed tom off (can't say that i blame him actually-- what she posted was foul) and now its this alexander dude. what gives, LJW?

Alexander Neighbors 4 years, 9 months ago

ivalueamerica, I would rather live next to an openly racist person than a convicted child molester.

ferrislives 4 years, 9 months ago

was_freashpowder2 (Alexander Neighbors) says…

"Yes.... Black couples people have 3- 4 kids Mexican couples people have 7-9 kids White couples people have 1-2 kids "

Wow was_freashpowder2, I didn't realize that Mormons and Catholics only have 1-2 kids per couple.

ferrislives 4 years, 9 months ago

was_freashpowder2 (Alexander Neighbors) says… "ivalueamerica, I would rather live next to an openly racist person than a convicted child molester."

So you're saying that you'd be fine with living next to yourself?

Alexander Neighbors 4 years, 9 months ago

Ferrislives, Yes I would be fine living next to my self I think I am an awesome person and if there were two of me and I lived next to my self it would be even Awesome-er !

ferrislives 4 years, 9 months ago

Haha. Racist or not, you are a funny one.

Alexander Neighbors 4 years, 9 months ago

you do know if there are more minorities soon the city of lawrence will be controlled by black a Latino people....... Don't let the good'Old boys find out about that !!

Mel Briscoe 4 years, 9 months ago

what percentage of larryville is black? about 2 percent? there are alot less black folk there (not including FT students at the university) than here in salina. and little ol' junction city has more black people than salina and lawrence combined.

jaywalker 4 years, 9 months ago

"You can't accept the good without the bad. Either you're an American or you're not."

Again, no freakin' kiddin'. Stating the extraordinarily obvious does not a solid point make. I can and have accepted the good and the bad that has transpired in this country, I'm just not foolish enough to take the blame for the actions of men who acted on their own, particularly when we're talking about what? Maybe 5% of the total population owned slaves? Sorry, I'm not walking around feeling guilty for what Phelps and his crew do, what white supremacists do, what nutballs like Roeder's killer does, or what any despicable human being does. It all makes me sick to my stomach, but I'm not taking the blame nor am I going to tie my country down with it. "America" didn't own slaves, Americans did. As have virtually every other nationality at some point. Brazil imported millions more slaves than the U.S., I'm betting nobody down there is still squawkin' about it. For the love of Pete, hardly anyone came to this country early on without being a slave in some form; most early settlers were indentured servants for the majority of their time here.

jaywalker 4 years, 9 months ago

"What's funny is watching you deny that you and your family were involved with the slave trade,"

Yeah, I can see how that would be a rib tickler. To someone with a demented mind. I'm not denying anything, moron, I'm stating as fact that my family wasn't in this country during the days of slavery.

"then you make the argument that it was so common back then (when your family wasn't involved with it)"

What? Because my family wasn't involved in it I really shouldn't know history? Brilliant synopsis.

" that perhaps we shouldn't give the practice the sort of moral outrage we apply to it today."

Never said we can't look back on history and be disappointed and disgusted with the actions of our forefathers. But "moral outrage" 150 years later? Yeah, might be about time to go ahead and move on.

As to your predictable return to your favorite pack of lies..........again, get a life, cop a clue, stop lying and take your meds. You gotta count on how many dozens of times you've posted that nonsense? SEEK HELP! Other than that I think you know what you can go do to yourself.

monkey_c 4 years, 9 months ago

I'm half of a white couple with four unbelievably arian babies....not that I'm down with the arian thing, I definately am not. Yet you wouldn't believe how often freaks comment on the over all arianness of my family. But my Mama always told me growing up that I should pair up with a black partner cuzzin she thought mixed folks were the most beautiful people in the world. She also believed if everyone would do that it would bring an end to racism. Now honeychild, just yesterday you were gonna give me fish sammich, now today I wonder if that's just bait and you're gonna tie me up and try to get me to pick cotton. But let me tell you it's be a waste of time because when it comes to manual labor I get really lazy really quickly. Are you familiar with the song I never picked cotton? It's a gem... I never picked cotton, like my mother did and my sister did and my brother did and my daddy died young...working in a coal mine.

monkey_c 4 years, 9 months ago

Coal miners were the unsung, unappreciated, abused white slaves of the industrial revolution.

ivalueamerica 4 years, 9 months ago

Alexander Neighbors,

I have no doubt that you would be very happy living next to a racist...your have made that abundantly clear.

It does not change my statement one bit.

monkey_c 4 years, 9 months ago

Cover an aryan in coal...you wouldn't know they were aryans at all. Personally I don't care for people pointing out that my family looks aryan because I don't like the connotation which are associated with that label. I far prefer people say we look very nordic, if they must comment on our uniformity at all. That is what catches people's attention, the uniformity, we are six people who look identical...just different sizes. We are tall and strong, I like that...but athletic? sure ok, sort of, but without being too generalizing I think 99.9% of africans would leave us in their dust in a foot race.

monkey_c 4 years, 9 months ago

Heck, speedy gonzalez could beat me in a foot race. Even if he only came up to my hip.

monkey_c 4 years, 9 months ago

"I don’t feel like they are at a genetic disadvantage from those of mixed race, perhaps a legal disadvantage." Prone to sunburns perhaps? That's a genetic disadvantage.

monkey_c 4 years, 9 months ago

One final note on Aryanness. If you have a family like mine, but don't like being constantly called aryan, don't drive a volkswagen. It only makes it worse. America without Americans would be one heck of a beautiful place. I wish I would have lived here before all the "Americans"(read: Europeans) arrived.

Corey Williams 4 years, 9 months ago

jaywalker (anonymous) says…

"...particularly those first four words. See, when someone else responds and quotes ya, try to focus on THAT, not on everything else.

What a maroon."

Try to focus on what? Only their first four words? Then why didn't you just quote those first four words? Why didn't you emphasize them in some way, like maybe taking them out of the original quote and quoting them on their own?

And calling me a "maroon" is really not necessary. But then again, when you play with infantile minds, you have to play by playground rules. Ok then, noted db, Back to your trolling.

Alexander Neighbors 4 years, 9 months ago

ivalueamerica I have no doubt that you would be very happy living next to a racist...your have made that abundantly clear.

yes I am glad you can read I see you are repeating what I said earlier I stated I would Rather live next to a Racist than a child molester. I have lived next to Racist before keep in mind I am 1/2 black.

monkey_c 4 years, 9 months ago

And don’t wear an SS uniform…..even as a joke. Even for brittish royalty it'll get ya in trouble.

ivalueamerica 4 years, 9 months ago

Alexander,

I will try to speak in more simple terms for you as your comprehension seems lacking.

I know YOU woul be happy living next to another racist.

I, on the other hand would not wish to live next to a racist nor child molester as they both are mentally ill and dangerous.

Alexander Neighbors 4 years, 9 months ago

If you dont want to live by racist you should probably move out of Kansas because I can tell you first hand there is alot of Racism in kansas.

ivalueamerica 4 years, 9 months ago

I am quite sure you know a great number of them, intimately. However, I would rather make them feel uncomfortable living next to me.

kenny_powers 4 years, 9 months ago

Well, if the Klan is going to survive, they're going to have to let in minorities and start celebrating Martin Luther King Day....oh wait, somebody just said they already celebrate that day. I guess those guys have more diversity than I thought.

Left_handed 4 years, 9 months ago

When whites finally become the minority will it then be acceptable to have "White Entertainment Television", "Ivory Magazine", "The National Association for the Advancement of White People" and "The White Congressional Caucus"???

Will the KKK then be protected the way that the Obama Justice Department protects ACORN and the Black Panthers?

We may be headed down a slippery slope here, kiddies.

ivalueamerica 4 years, 9 months ago

Barry,

yes, you have made it quite clear as long as you have been posting that you feel you have definitive proof that whites are far superior to non-whites.

Please refer to my previous statement about racism.

jimmyjms 4 years, 9 months ago

Gee, left-handed, I don't know.

Perhaps if whites end up enslaved for 400 years?

dumb dumb dumb.

drake 4 years, 9 months ago

Illegitimate births:

Blacks- 70% Latinos- 50% Whites- 26%

Mel Briscoe 4 years, 9 months ago

monkeyc-- sit down. drink some wine. put on some yanni, kenny g or enya. go to sleep. your mind is just a tad overactive today. ;P

notajayhawk 4 years, 9 months ago

"minorities are expected to become the U.S. majority over the next 40 years"

Am I the only one that finds that phrase to be grammatically awkward?

notajayhawk 4 years, 9 months ago

I wasn't referring to the projected outcome, but to the semantics. Technically, a minority doesn't become a majority, the items that make up that minority now make up the majority. If you have two apples and three oranges, apples are in the minority. If you add two apples, apples are the majority, the minority doesn't become the majority. Kind of like saying tomorrow becomes today after midnight.

In addition, you can't have several minorities become a majority. If you have two apples, two bananas, two lemons, and seven oranges, oranges are a majority. If you add one apple, one banana, and one lemon, oranges don't even become the minority, they're still a plurality, and none of the other fruits have become a majority.

Anyway, like I said, I just found the statement semantically inaccurate.

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