Roger Schlafly, a son of Eagle Forum founder Phyllis Schlafly who has repeatedly taken to the organization’s blog to lament the increasing population of racial minorities in the U.S., yesterday took issue with a William H. Frey article in Newsweek celebrating America’s growing racial diversity.
“Tell that to the people of Ferguson Missouri,” Schlafly wrote in response to Frey’s assertion that minority groups can bring “manpower and brain power” to “otherwise stagnating city and suburban housing markets.”
Schlafly also criticized America’s “immigration policy that appears designed to repopulate the country with non-whites,” adding that he can’t think of any examples where racial diversity has helped the country.
Claim that USA needs to be saved by non-whites
Newsweek magazine has an article on America’s Getting Less White, and That Will Save It:
America reached an important milestone in 2011. That occurred when, for the first time in the history of the country, more minority babies than white babies were born in a year.
Soon, most children will be racial minorities: Hispanics, blacks, Asians, and other nonwhite races. And, in about three decades, whites will constitute a minority of all Americans (see chart, below).
What will be different going forward is the sheer size of the minority population in the United States. It is arriving “just in time” as the aging white population begins to decline, bringing with it needed manpower and brain power and taking up residence in otherwise stagnating city and suburban housing markets.
Tell that to the people of Ferguson Missouri.
Okay, maybe that is a bad example. But what are the good examples? The article does not provide any. The comments are overwhelmingly skeptical, to put it mildly.
We do have an immigration policy that appears designed to repopulate the country with non-whites. Do our political leaders really believe that this is necessary in order that the whites be saved by the non-whites? If so, I would like to see an explanation of how that is going to work.