Thursday, August 11, 2005

I Feel the Need for an Outburst

I just need to get this out so I can let go of it.
I saw this article about Texas no longer having a non-Hispanic White majority population, and what this might mean to the world.
Well, for one thing I think we need to avoid terms like "majority-minority population." I'm pretty sure that if the majority of a population is now made up of minorities then it must follow that there is no majority population to speak of... a plurality perhaps, but no majority.
My objection is not only to the nonsense of a term like "majority-minority" but to the wrong-headed conclusions one might come to in thinking that way. If Jimmy Smits really did get elected President I doubt that it would be any worse than having George W. Bush in office.
Anglos are outnumbered. Deal with it.

2 Comments:

Blogger Tamar said...

This is great. For a long time now I have been so tired of the "majority/minority" way of speech. Minimizing entire peoples by calling them "minorities." It is such a dominant way of looking at stuff. And it has to be exhausting living always termed as a "minority."
When I lived in Zimbabwe, Anglos were always terrified of being outnumbered ...

oh "Anglos" - how do you say it, AQ?

"Deal with it!"

7:21 AM  
Blogger melinama said...

It's time for us all to learn Spanish. I'm working on it!

I'm here for the first time, via Ronni's blogroll.

5:03 PM  

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