Skip to comments.Study: More than one in five children in U.S. are Latino
Posted on 05/28/2009 1:22:55 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
More than one in five of all children in the United States are Hispanic a significant jump from 29 years ago when only about 9 percent of children were Latino, according to a Pew Hispanic report released today.
The study, called "Latino Children: A majority are U.S.-Born offspring of Immigrants," states that more than half of the nation's 16 million Latino children are now "second generation," which means they are the U.S.-born children of at least one foreign-born parent. In California the number of second generation Latino children is 62 percent.
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“Just because someone has a hispanic surname (or brown skin for that matter) does not automatically classify that individual as liberal, anti-american, pro-illegal immigration, nor necessarily strong identity with hispanic ethnicity.”
We’re not talking about an ‘individual’. LaRaza and it’s minions care nothing about the ‘individual’. And they have the power, certainly not those few good “hispanic” Americans who can see the insanity of a mass amnesty. They care about turning this country into a 3rd world socialist nightmare like they left. This is proven with their voting habits and pressure to never speak against any Latino, like the current SCOTUS nominee because of one thing...race. We bled and suffered for 200 years in this country to end racism and these ‘individuals’ are insisting on dragging us back.
The millions of them in the streets DEMANDING and protesting over the last few years proves the majority of ‘hispanics’ indeed are liberal, anti-american, pro-illegal immigration.
If Mexico's economy improves significantly, we could start seeing "reverse immigration" as many Hispanics would make the decision to move back to their beloved homeland.
“Hey, it’s the Anglos fault for not having more children”.
...overall, white folks average 1.7 children. Muslims are at 8.1! How’s that for a stat? Unfortunately “the future belongs to the” Muslims.
“Because at the time they immigrated, or their ancestors immigrated,
there was an expectation of melting into our pot,
not making us comply with their culture and language.
Been to a home depot lately?
Does yours have the Spanish first or second on the sign?”
My grandfather immigrated here from Cuba over 80 years ago. My father married a black woman (who is part black, cherokee, and white). I married a Vietnamese (who speaks no Vietnamese and I never learned spanish), my brother married an ethnic German (both of them speak fluent German). We each (my brother and I) have two children and they are hard to peg. I would say we “melted into the pot.”
No one in our immediate or distant family agrees with a mandatory bilingual America.
In Michigan we still speak English in Home Depots.
Cruz is my last name.
“The future belongs to the fertile.
The may be fertile, but they wont be free.
Liberty dies with America.”
California is the canary in the coal mine. By 2050, the US will resemble CA demographically. One-third of Californians are Hispanic and one in four is foreign born. Milton Friedman said, You cannot simultaneously have free immigration and a welfare state. CA is the example of what happens when that occurs.
“Too many of the “free” geniuses in this country traded their freedom for license. This is the sad result.”
Yes, that is the sad result. But we can’t pretend that when traditional America is swallowed up by demographics that things will be like they always were. Central and South America are awash in corruption, poverty, violence and oppression and that tsunammi is about to wash over our country.
Our children or grandchildren will not live in an America we recognize. We need to realize this and plan accordingly.
LOL - Cheers!
Children may be children, but culture isn't culture.
I agree with you completely.
This is the real immigration problem. When we had nearly unchecked immigration during the first 30 or so years of last century, the country wasn't a welfare state. The immigrants worked or they starved - most worked, but admittedly some turned to crime. All in all, that immigration boom was a benefit to the country.
Plus, there was a large "salt water guillotine" (as George Will puts it) that forced the Italians, the French, The Polish, the Irish etc. etc to assimilate. Now, with the acceptance of the Spanish language, the ubiquity of Spanish entertainment options and cheap and abundant travel back to their home country, the Latinos even in the second generation are not assimilating.
Although I'm not entirely pleased with some of the racial overtones of this debate, it's silly to think that the flood of immigrants under current conditions won't cause lasting harm to the Republic.
LOL. Yeah, right and pigs will fly when they have wings.
I agree, but you will be amazed how fast that 1 in 5 becomes 1 in 2. It won’t be 2050. It will be more like 2025.
“The millions of them in the streets DEMANDING and protesting over the last few years proves the majority of hispanics indeed are liberal, anti-american, pro-illegal immigration.”
Millions of whites are also liberal anti-american, and pro-illegal immigration. How do you think Obama got elected.
I agree most posts on Freerepublic, I donate on a small amount on a monthly basis. I just do not like to be labeled and targeted because of my name or my appearence. I have a hard enough time argueing with socialist idiots at work.
I know what you say is true. I myself went to No Hollywood High in the seventies, had friends who were Mexican and even Arabic but spoke English and were Americans first.
It only took a few years after that for things to take a dive in the wrong direction.
The only problems I had with school were flat out lazy teachers. Class time was mostly reading but not because they were busy teaching ESL, they were just uninvolved and could care less, with the exception of few of course.
To top it off, I think it was on Drudge, but this new nominee is possibly a MENCHA member...wonderful, huh?
I grew up in an immigrant neighborhood and am married to an immigrant. My grandmother was an immigrant. The problem is that the numbers today are so large, we can’t assimilate them. And since they are mostly Hispanic, a critical mass is being reached where the immigrants are demanding that we accommodate our culture, language, etc. to their’s instead of the other way around. And there is also the political dimension since 87% of the 1.2 million legal immigrants who enter annually are minorities, as defined by the USG. Immigrants and minorities vote predominantly Democrat.
It would probably be more accurate for you to say you couldn't care less, meaning that your current level of caring on the matter is at zero. Saying you could care less doesn't give any indication as to your current level of caring, other than it's not at zero.
“I just do not like to be labeled and targeted because of my name or my appearence. I have a hard enough time argueing with socialist idiots at work.”
Who did that? Mass legal and illegal immigration from south of the border is what I was attacking. If that isn’t what you promote, then why do you feel you were attacked? I get attacked every day over my name, race, political opinions. Every single day. That’s the nature of American politics, and unfortunately many new immigrants, mostly Latino want that discussion stopped when it comes to them.
If someone attacked you over your name, they’re an idiot.
Yes, she’s a real jewel.
I guess people get to be my age 58, and often think the nation is going to hell in a hand basket. I do think my generation has more reasons to think that way than those before it though.
You wouldn’t recognize the San Fernando valley these days.
Van Nuys boulevard looks like it was uprooted and planted just outside Tijuana. At Roscoe and Van Nuy’s boulevard, I was actually warned to stay out of the area at night because I’m White, and the gang activity is heavy.
It’s really sad. We go from American Graffiti to this in thirty years.
The Irish culture and the American culture are very similar cultures. The Mexican/Hispanic culture and the American culture are very dissimilar cultures.
Is there an age limitation to emmigrate to New Zealand?
Just like yankees moving down south.
One of the truest and saddest comments in quite some time.
The entire mess, of course, was brought to us by our corrupt corps of elite politician in Washington.
I got on an elevator the other day with three Indians(dot not feathers), 2 Chinese and 2 Mexicans and wondered to myself how soon before American white and black people are a minority in our own country.
Well, at least George W. Bush is happy.
He did more then the Dims to help them.
We just don’t want the bad guys here.
Too bad all those “Latinos” aren’t voting Republican.
Most Latinos are not lazy. Go FREE ENTERPRISE, young feller!
Years ago, there was a Sci-Fi series about a man from the future sent back to find a mad scientist of some crap. In the future, the world (North America) was dominated by Mexicans (Hispanics for you PC culturally significant appeasers). In ‘his’ world, he was the minority. Their (the Mexicans’) term for white people was ‘Blanco’. Seems like this is coming true sooner than one might think.
Wow, that's like 40%!
Damn, I bet you work for the gubmint, doncha?
It goes beyond this too unfortunately. The “fight culture” that is being sold to our kids today, is very destructive. There have been movies out that glamorize beating others to a pulp. You’re not a real man if you can’t take getting beat to a pulp yourself.
I saw a report the other night, that clubs are having serious problems with groups fighting outside on the way in. And once inside, it’s still a problem.
This stuff is being programmed into our kids.
While Brad Pitt goes on his merry way to making more tens of millions for his next flick, young kids are being killed and seriously injured as a result of his participation in “Fight Club”. He’s not the only one of course. There are other examples out there too.
Then we have our elected officials trying to destroy this nation from the top down too.
“Is there an age limitation to emmigrate to New Zealand?”
Not sure. But they do require you to have about $100,000 in a verifiable bank account before you can emigrate.
Yes, how'd you guess? I process your tax refunds.
If they assimilate, it won’t be a problem. So far, there is evidence that they likely will.
Why do you think so many Mexicans come here in the first place? If Mexico offered Mexicans everything they desired, good jobs with good pay, good schools, good medical care, high standard of living, etc., why would they pack up everything and move to another country which offered them the same things. Most first generation Mexicans who are living here still have family and friends back in Mexico. I'm sure many of these Mexicans would seriously consider moving back to their ancestor's homeland, assuming the United States and Mexicio both offered them opportunities, benefits, and lifestyles of equal comparison.
“Is there an age limitation to emmigrate to New Zealand?
Not sure. But they do require you to have about $100,000 in a verifiable bank account before you can emigrate.”
There wouldn’t be any coincidence in this article and a liberal Latina nominee being nominated to the Supreme Court???
No I am sure this is just coincidence....
Good one fella! (or if female, fellette) Just a bit of good natured ribbing. I’d have taken it personally, but I vowed this year to OWE Unka Sam just under the penalty limit so he can’t take the float on my cash.....
Okay, where do I fit in in this racial cornucopia? I am half Japanese and half Irish./Just Asking - seoul62.....
Pretty much I guess, then on the other hand......
Not to split hairs, but American Graffiti came out over 35 years ago (1973). Yes, time does move that quickly.
We all know how well that worked in South Africa....just sayin...
The evidence I’ve seen suggests that your story is not that unusual and that in about three generations, Hispanic people assimilate. It’s why some Hispanics have to take Spanish classes to learn Spanish. And one can look at the show Dora the Explorer two ways. Yes, it has a Hispanic lead with overtly brown eyes and they use some Spanish words and have some characters that speak Spanish but the reality is that most of the show is in English, Dora speaks unaccented English, and she’s essentially assimilated.
I was going to respond by saying that the American Graffiti type atmosphere continued to exist along Van Nuys Boulevard up until the mid 1980s, at least the middle class apple pie America part of it. I think that might be stretching it a bit. It probably did last up until about 1980, but like you say, that is splitting hairs.
I grew up in the Valley and know first hand what you mean. I see neighborhoods that I grew up in that now look like third world hell holes....just one of many reasons I moved but unfortunately it isn't much better here.
I dunno, I don't have the answers but something has to give soon, it's gonna be an interesting ride to say the least :(
The South Africa situation was a lot like the Vietnam and Cambodia situations. The left got their way and things caved in afterward. There! Fixed.
I hear ya...
So, when do we get tired of being Mexico’s maternity ward and put a stop to it?
I have to disagree. There may be evidence that they'll eventually assimilate, but there's also ample evidence that they aren't and that they won't.
We didn't print government forms, including ballots in Italian, French, Polish, Hungarian etc, during the last great immigration boom. If you can't read English when you vote, no problem, someone will give you a Spanish-language ballot and directions. That's a future recipe for disaster.
Plus, none of those immigrants had a plethora of native-language entertainment options. Currently, there are two massive Spanish language national networks, that have beaten NBC in weekly ratings this last year. That's in addition to smaller, regional Spanish-language networks in CA and FL as well as every English-Language network simulcasting Spanish language audio for all their programs.
We seriously risk the Balkinization of several parts of this country. The Hispanics may end up assimilating, but I'd hardly call it likely at this point.
And in case anyone cares, my daughters have blonde hair and blue eyes and qualify, through my wife’s side, to be in the Daughters of the American Revolution. My grandfather, originally from Scotland, entered the United States illegally from Canada to secure a job and then entered again legally (and he traveled with other people who did the same thing) and stayed. My grandfather loved America, though, and always said that if he loved Scotland, he would have stayed there. I wish more Hispanic immigrants had that perspective.
I was stationed at Camp Pendleton the first time in early 1982. I wasn't back again until late 1998. I couldn't believe the difference in just those 16(ish) years. Basing my judgment on purely anecdotal evidence, I'd estimate that the Hispanic population at least tripled.