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Wed Sep 9, 2020, 12:43 AM

One of the Myths that Fuels White Angst (and thus Support for Trump)...

...is the idea that white people will lose their majority status in America between 2040 and 2050, largely due to the hispanic population increase. That assumes though that hispanics don't melt, and will stay a distinct race.

I am half hispanic, my mom is a light skinned latina. I know many people who are technically hispanic or half hispanic and don't look nor act like it. An aunt of mine living in the U.S. is white enough to easily blend in with the white population, and one of her daughters passes easily as white (and had children with a white man, all three of them are pretty much white) and her other daughter has a boyfriend from Sweden. My partner is half hispanic, and looks white. Three old friends of mine are half hispanic and look white. Many hispanic people have children with white people, and much of the time their children look white.

I've also met many people in California that have darker skin/ look ethnic, but if you only heard their voice, you would think they were white.

This idea that minorities will drown out the european white culture in America is a myth that needs to have holes poked in it.

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DSandra Sep 9 OP
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Thirties Child Sep 9 #3
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Response to DSandra (Original post)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 12:51 AM

1. I think it will do away with the "European white culture" and that's a good thing. What the

Trump cult is afraid of is payback. So naturally, they are tearing down everything that might protect them from that. But hopefully Trump is enough of a lesson to enough people and we can restore and strengthen what he has trashed.

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Response to brewens (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 12:53 AM

2. Their fear of retribution implies guilt, thus they implicitly believe that they are guilty...

Much like a criminal who's scared of anything because he's afraid of being caught.

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Response to DSandra (Original post)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 06:02 AM

3. Color can go both ways.

As you said, Hispanic and half Hispanic look white. My granddaughters, with a Polish father with olive skin and dark hair and eyes, and a Northern European mother, a strawberry blonde with hazel eyes and fair skin, have decidedly different coloring. One is dark enough that when she's in Mexico she's taken as a native. The other is a redhead with fair skin and dark brown eyes.

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Response to DSandra (Original post)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 06:13 AM

4. How can one argue that there is no such thing as White Privilege and be in fear of losing majority

White status?

If there's no such thing as White privilege, then losing majority status should not be a big deal. Right?

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