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Is Demography Destiny?

GRusling Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 9:08 AM
There's a great example of racial harmony between Hispanics and Anglos for everyone to point to. Look at Texas, where the Hispanic community is large and growing (nearing a majority), yet Republican politicians continue to gain ground with every election. Every single statewide office is held by a Republican. There are still a few enclaves where Democrats hold all offices but since 1994, they've become fewer and fewer. No State has a bigger problem with "illegal immigration" because no other State has anywhere near the miles of border Texas has to secure, yet we advance by making "ALL PEOPLE" the same in our society. We REALLY don't care what a person's skin color is, and the result is self-evident...
wtmoore1 Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 9:27 AM
How is the success of Republican politicians in Texas a "great example of racial harmony"? If these same minorities voted for white Democrats, would that not be an example of racial harmony? I'm confused...

In reality, you seem to just blindly accept that Democrats push this racial divide because it benefits them, and that Republicans are somehow devoted to true "equality." Putting aside for a second that your quote of "ALL PEOPLE" ignores the obvious truth that it only referred to "men," and only white men who owned property at that, it seems like you are equating towing the Republican line with being a well-behaved minority who is in harmony with white people.

Booker T. Washington would be proud right now. Though Dubois might not be...

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...