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Union, NJ sees a nearly complete shift in its racial and ethnic makeup
Newark Star-Ledger ^ | 2012 | Stephen Stirling

Posted on 01/19/2020 10:40:12 AM PST by GuavaCheesePuff

UNION TOWNSHIP — Theodore Jakubowski has seen this before.

The 64-year-old man saw it as a child growing up in Union Township, as Italian, Irish and Polish families came to his community in droves after World War II and learned to live together despite their differences.

And now things are changing again in Union, and in few places in New Jersey is that change happening as quickly or as completely as it is here in this town of 56,600.

(Excerpt) Read more at nj.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Mexico; US: Arizona; US: California; US: Florida; US: New Jersey; US: New Mexico; US: New York; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: arizona; california; demographics; florida; mexico; newjersey; newmexico; newyork; nj; texas; union; uniontownship
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1 posted on 01/19/2020 10:40:12 AM PST by GuavaCheesePuff
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To: GuavaCheesePuff

Most with low level education and skills. Not much good to NJ but easy to rule over for the leftists.


2 posted on 01/19/2020 10:49:30 AM PST by Beowulf9
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To: Beowulf9

That is the end of Union, NJ.


3 posted on 01/19/2020 10:53:09 AM PST by Parley Baer
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To: GuavaCheesePuff
Union’s crime rate in 2010 was about half that of nearby communities like Elizabeth, Irvington and Newark. The average property tax bill in 2011 was about $7,600, several thousand less than neighboring towns like Westfield, Summit and Scotch Plains.

So, not as horrible as nearby towns.

4 posted on 01/19/2020 10:53:11 AM PST by palmer (Democracy Dies Six Ways to Sunday)
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To: GuavaCheesePuff

if he is 64 he was born in 1955 10 years after WW2 - how could he see the changes that occured at that time.


5 posted on 01/19/2020 10:53:45 AM PST by Jolla
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Shush - this is all about explaining how immigration from Germany and Italy is exactly the same as immigration from Africa, India and Asia.


6 posted on 01/19/2020 10:55:02 AM PST by Skywise
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To: GuavaCheesePuff

It would be interesting to see the amount of aid going to this town now as compared to fifty years ago.

I was taught by my Dad that America is “The Melting Pot”.

I applaud those who come here legally because they love our Constitution and American culture.

I find it disheartening to read in this article that the Filipino members of this community raised money to send back to the Philippines.

They couldn’t help out their fellow Americans?


7 posted on 01/19/2020 11:00:23 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Jolla

And probably wasn’t aware of such things until the early 1960’s when he started attending school.


8 posted on 01/19/2020 11:01:11 AM PST by Zuriel (Acts 2:38,39....Do you believe it?)
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To: Skywise

Yep. “Ignore what you are seeing! Listen to what we say. This is good. Diversity is our strength. ALL IS WELL!”


9 posted on 01/19/2020 11:02:53 AM PST by KyCats
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To: GuavaCheesePuff

The article is misdirection. Even though economic and social norms are important they pale in comparison to the cultural difference between Muslim and Christians. With population growth tending to be mainly in Muslim dominated countries. With Christians having smaller families a natural vacuum is created.

In reality it is far less culturally impacting that much of the population shift in the United States is coming from non Muslim countries.


10 posted on 01/19/2020 11:08:31 AM PST by MagillaX
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To: Parley Baer

It is a symptom of the end of NEW JERSEY; many of these are the “replacement Americans” trafficked here to replace the Americans dying off or fleeing. Both NJ and neighboring NY are having a very difficult time retaining young Americans. There are high costs combined with a McJobs economy, as many of the employers have fled the high costs.

Remaining private-sector employers find it easier to hire imported Asian scabs for white-collar, and the bloated public sector is primarily affirmative-action token hiring.

As families move from high-cost areas to lower-cost ones within the state, the costs rise with the school population - the primary driver of our high property taxes. American homeowners see no reason to pay for all the foreign students, so they pack up and leave.


11 posted on 01/19/2020 11:10:19 AM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: Beowulf9
Read the article. Looks like many of the folks moving there are no dummies.

What is needed is an active Republican group to welcome them and properly educate them.

12 posted on 01/19/2020 11:10:45 AM PST by Mogger
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To: MagillaX

The Americans disappearing from these areas are often post-Christian pagans; that is why American families are becoming a rarity. My town (about a dozen miles north of Union NJ) put up a “bark park” for the ageing childless Americans a few years back; a little further south they had built a new soccer field for the children of the “replacement Americans”.


13 posted on 01/19/2020 11:13:13 AM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: GuavaCheesePuff

Obviously, there have been a large number of real estate transactions in Union City and each of those had a buyer and seller or a lessor and lessee.

Each party has been a willing participant in these real estate transactions.

The economics is blind to demographics.


14 posted on 01/19/2020 11:17:45 AM PST by Meatspace
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To: Meatspace

This is not about Union City (in my county); it is about Union Township (in Union County).


15 posted on 01/19/2020 11:21:04 AM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: Parley Baer

Another sewer like Newark, in the making.


16 posted on 01/19/2020 11:21:44 AM PST by carriage_hill (A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit.)
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To: palmer

Westfield, Summit and Scotch Plains.

These are all high end towns - snooty rich liberals …...


17 posted on 01/19/2020 11:39:40 AM PST by njslim
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To: kearnyirish2

That’s for the correction.


18 posted on 01/19/2020 11:42:27 AM PST by Meatspace
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To: GuavaCheesePuff

America is game of survival. Newcomers need skills to find a job AND place to raise family. Selection of a safe place for a relatively long time is key, because housing is still big saving vehicle for working people. You got to know your surrounding and how likely it changes over time


19 posted on 01/19/2020 11:48:00 AM PST by Lee25
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No problem; Union City has a LOT more foreigners than Union Township - over 75% Hispanic.


20 posted on 01/19/2020 11:48:13 AM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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