The map at the top of the post is showing how many people are “of color” in America and where they are living. It is part of a series of maps which show the increase in the numbers and distribution of these said “people of color”.
It shows how, perhaps, non whites will be the majority in the United States by 2030. Naturally this has been blown up by various sites, and some newspapers like the British Daily Mail that really ought to know better. All are basically reworking the old “yellow peril” nonsense of yesteryear, purporting directly or just subtly to show how the white man is being bred out of “his” country. Now you see, I don’t think it shows anything of the kind. What it shows is something really very healthy in America. The falling away of racial hypocrisy.
It is called “America’s Tomorrow” from PolicyLink on Vimeo and if you click on the link here it will take you to all the maps.
America had, even when I was a boy, an appalling attitude to black people and arguably an even worse one to those who were of mixed race. Despite laws being in place which said all people are born equal, black people and those “of color” could not use the same restaurants, drink from the same taps, eat at the same restaurants or sit at the front of a bus. America still practised apartheid every bit as rabid and vile as South Africa. As for job opportunities forget it.
The map here shows the states that would not sanction mixed race marriages, which they called “miscegenation” well into the sixties. The last seventeen states (yes 17!) only relenting after being dragged kicking and screaming into the nineteenth century by Loving v Virginia 388 US1 1967. You can bet those states would do their level best to arrange statistics of mixed race peoples as advantageously as possible. Check those seventeen from this map to the top map.
Gray No Laws against mixed marriages.
Green Repealed before 1887
Yellow Repealed 1948 through 1967
Red Repealed 12 June 1967
How did you know if you were black? Well the slightest hint of a heavy tan, or curly hair was best avoided. Hair strengtheners and skin whitening creams were there for those that needed it. The “one drop rule” reigned supreme. This loathsome doctrine ascribed a black outcome to any person who had down to one sixteenth black ancestry, condemning them to sit at the back of the bus of life forever. Worst of all this rule was never some hangover of a benighted past, but was a product of the enlightened twentieth century……
Please read the first comment to this post over@ Talkandpolitics….
It is the prime example of problems we still have even with a ‘black’ mixed race President……
There are places that are not safe to go to ALL places, black, white and yellow….
Why point out just the black ones?
I touched on this briefly after the Egyptians sent Mubarak packing….
The truth is no matter how much the media hypes it up…
The United States is just a bystander in the Middle East and North Africa….
The Saudi’s know that…
They have watched American President’s come and go….
The fact is …
There is no peace ….
By Bush II beating up Iraq and Saddam Hussein …
He upset a natural balance in the region….
Most people forget that the US had been working WITH Iraq to keep their eight war going on….
Iran had no time to mess with other countries in the region with Saddam constantly probing the Iranian’s militarily….
After Iraq ceased to be a fighting force…..
Iran looked around the region and began to export instability and influence….
Then the Egyptian political thing happened and the ‘democracy’ was off to the races….
That movement was strong but not channeled…
It struck out across the Middle East and North Africa and probably scared the shit out of ever ruler….
And the Iranians of course saw a means to spread their brand like all political systems do….
America with its hands full in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and relief work in Japan has been ineffective in dealing with Iran….
Several infantile attempts at over throwing the Political system in that country have resulted in crushing lock downs on its young people….
All this while that countries leader’s pursue the ‘Nuclear Option’…..
Which the west and Israeli’s have been force to attack with computer viruses instead of direct action…
No wonder the Saudi’s have decided to combat eth influence of Iran on it’s own….
The United States constantly has this internal argument in the media on WHEN will we leave the region with our Armies , Navies and Aircraft…..
So they have stuck out on their own …
Which of course in the right thing for them to do…
It’s their butts that are on the line…..
And we shouldn’t be so worried at the linked piece below declares…
It’s about time someone else is leading the band…
We American’s are tired….
Saudi Arabia is rallying Muslim nations across the Middle East and Asia to join an informal Arab alliance against Iran, in a move some U.S. officials worry could draw other troubled nations into the sectarian tensions gripping the Arab world.
Saudi officials have approached Pakistan, Malaysia, Indonesia and Central Asian states to lend diplomatic support—and potentially military assistance in some cases—to help stifle a majority Shiite revolt in Sunni-led Bahrain, a conflict that has become a symbol of Arab defiance against Iran.
Saudi Arabia’s efforts, though against a common enemy, signal increasing friction with the Obama administration. Its invitation to Pakistan in particular could complicate U.S. security goals in South Asia. The push also complicates U.S. efforts to guide popular uprisings in the Middle East toward a peaceful and democratic conclusion.
The chief of the Saudi National Security Council, Prince Bandar bin Sultan al Saud, asked Pakistan’s powerful generals in March to lend support for the operation in Bahrain, according to Pakistani, U.S. and Saudi officials briefed on the meetings.
Prince Bandar—who was the Saudi ambassador to Washington for more than two decades—told the Pakistani generals that the U.S. shouldn’t be counted on to restore stability across the Middle East or protect Pakistan’s interests in South Asia, these officials say.
U.S. officials working with Saudi Arabia acknowledged in recent days Riyadh’s frustration with Washington’s policies but believe the relationship can be stabilized. “They are not happy with us, and are really nervous about Iran,” said an American official. “But I don’t think they are going to go too far.”
A week after the news broke of the American raid that killed Osama bin Laden, bettors at Intrade, a political futures market, are barely any more likely to think that Barack Obama will win re-election.
As of this writing, Mr. Obama’s Democrats are given a 60.3 percent chance of winning next year’s presidential election. By contrast, the day before Bin Laden was killed, the market’s estimation of the Democrats’ chances had been 59.7 percent. That’s less than a full percentage point worth of improvement. Is this the appropriate reaction?
The “bounce” in Mr. Obama’s approval ratings has been fairly small — probably about 5 or 6 percentage points on average, although with some variability from survey to survey. I had been expecting a somewhat larger reaction.
At the same time, as I’ve repeatedly advised, the bounce is not necessarily the right lens through which to perceive the long-run electoral impact of the news.
The attraction of bounces is that they seem easy to quantify. Mr. Obama’s approval rating in the Gallup tracking poll improved from 46 percent before the Bin Laden announcement to a peak of 52 percent, before ticking down to 51 percent, where it remains now. There have been a few other things going on — the release of Mr. Obama’s long-form birth certificate, the tornadoes in Alabama, various economic reports, and so forth. But the Bin Laden coverage (rightly) has dominated the news, and there’s no doubt that most of the movement in Mr. Obama’s polling is attributable to it.
As time passes, however, the bounce will become blurrier, for two reasons. First, its magnitude will become smaller. And second, other events will intervene, and will either favorably or unfavorably affect Mr. Obama’s numbers.
Perhaps if we were able to control for all the other factors, the bounce would look something like this……
The economy grows when the government spends money — period. Infrastructure projects are good for short term employment and the long term health of our nation’s transportation system. Republicans find deficits only when Democrats are in the White House. How many hot checks did GWB write throughout his long, long eight years in the White House — for wars of choice and unfunded medicare beneftis (just to mention a few) without a peep from the Republicans here.
It is tough to hold sensible political discussions with folks who believe “everyone in Cambridge hates the cops” or who say things like “politics ain’t fair.” In fact, it is impossible. Actually that may be one of the reason why we have the current crop of insane folks running the House of Representatives. People are just too myopic to see that forest as they look for those radioactive grains of sand in the desert, and would rather vote their sillly prejudices than vote for the greater good (wouldn’t want to give the other guy an advantage — especially the black boy in the White House). If the Speaker wants to play chicken with the world economy in an attempt to get back the White House when a worldwide recession starts –then so be it.
The US is still in limbo on what the government there wants in troop strength….
Seems things are a bit sideways on the domestic front…
Remember those stories about the Iraqi’s not wanting US troops there?
Forget about that….
Although Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has been seen as leaving the door open to some continued U.S. support, he has also asserted that Iraq no longer needs military help from the Americans. Any decision to extend the U.S. troop presence into 2012 would need approval from the Iraqi parliament. Compounding the problem is a wave of assassinations of government officials and threats by extremists of further violence should Iraqi leaders vote to extend the U.S. military presence.
“There is no certain time or certain date to decide on the U.S. military, and we will not be in a hurry to take a decision,” Osama al-Nujaifi, the speaker of parliament, said in an interview.
A growing chorus of military strategists in Washington would like a deal allowing at least some continued U.S. military presence in Iraq. Amid the broad unrest across the Middle East, they say, a U.S. foothold in Iraq is critical to help ensure stability in that country and to keep Iran and other potential aggressors in check…..
Is anyone surprised about this?
News coming shortly……..
The President is preparing to announce that the #1 Wanted Person for the US is dead and confirmed….
Ok….I’m going to keep Updating this post….
The Media is off the hook……
(Agence France-Presse — Getty Images)
Osama bin Laden has been killed, a United States official said Sunday night. President Obama is expected to make an announcement on Sunday night, almost 10 years after the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon……
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11:02 PM…They are shouting USA…USA…USA! @ The Phillies/Mets game….
11:03 PM US Military will go heighten alert…. (Bravo Force Alert Level)
11:04 PM The action was taken by US assets….(CIA on the ground now reported)
11:04 PM Action was taken in Islamabad, Pakistan (Mansion)….(Note… This is further trouble for US/Pakistan relations )
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