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Is Demography Destiny?

Doug3370 Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 10:59 AM
Sowell's article is well reasoned and sensible. Also, mostly wrong. Sigh. When facts "don't speak for themselves", a degree of sophistication and perspective is needed from the listener when the facts are being explained. The schools that most minorities attend are not delivering any practice in thinking along those lines---no sophistication, no perspective. Adults who emerge from that school system reading at the 7th grade level, which is the typical result, are not going to stick around to listen to talk about how a high minimum wage undercuts their long term chances. Demography, coupled to dysfunctional, Democrat-run schools that serve up what passes for an education these days, does add up to destiny.
johnm h Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 11:13 AM
The next democrat candidate won't be black and he wont be hispanic, he or she w'll be establishment democrat. The states have it within their power to change the educational system. All they need is to stop accepting Federal funding and mandates, adopt school choice. States can also change welfare in all its forms. We can't change things from Washington. The democrats and the far left took over schools, foundations, the media and carefully and systematically built the foundation of their victory. Now we have to do the same or it's all over.
OBAMA-DRAMA Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 11:02 AM
50% of blacks do not graduate from HS. Of those that do 80% are of but 8th grade proficiency. The few that excel are the exceptional... with high IQ. Even among these most upon entering collage require remedial education. Of blacks in college but 1/4th graduate... with 80% being in the bottom half of their graduating class (a dirty fact... and .... well concealed little secret)

Some media pundits see in the growing proportion of non-white groups in the population a growing opposition to the Republican Party that will sooner or later make it virtually impossible for Republicans to win presidential elections or even to control either house of Congress. But is demography destiny?

Conventional wisdom in the Republican establishment is that what the GOP needs to do, in order to win black votes or Hispanic votes, is to craft policies specifically targeting these groups. In other words, Republicans need to become more like Democrats.

Whether in a racial context or in other contexts, the...