But they are hard workers!

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    So I pick up my paper to see that 51% of all Hispanic births take place out of wedlock? Why? Here are some more facts:

    INCOME AND WEALTH

    Per capita income of Hispanics is one half that of non-Hispanic whites, and household net worth is less than one tenth.
    Fifty percent of Hispanic households use some form of welfare, the highest rate of any major population group.

    CRIME

    Hispanics are 3.3 times more likely to be in prison than whites; they are 4.2 times more likely to be in prison for murder, and 5.8 times more likely to be in prison for felony drug crimes.
    Young Hispanics are 19 times more likely than young whites (and slightly more likely than young blacks) to be in youth gangs.

    EDUCATION

    Hispanics drop out of high school at three times the white rate and twice the black rate.
    Even third-generation Hispanics drop out of school at a higher rate than blacks and are less likely to be college graduates.
    From 1992 to 2003, Hispanic illiteracy in English rose from 35 percent to 44 percent.
    The average Hispanic 12th-grader reads and does math at the level of the average white 8th-grader.

    FAMILIES AND HEALTH

    At 43 percent, the Hispanic illegitimacy rate is twice the white rate, and Hispanic women have abortions at 2.7 times the white rate.
    Hispanics are three times more likely than whites not to have medical insurance, and die from AIDS and tuberculosis at three times the white rate.
    In California, the cost of free medical care for illegal aliens forced 60 hospitals to close between 1993 and 2003.

    ATTITUDES

    Only 33 percent of citizens of Hispanic origin consider themselves “Americans” first. The rest consider themselves either “Hispanic/Latino” or their former nationality first.


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    Yeah, well...

    Can't hardly imagine why Hispanic is NOW an ethnicity,

    and all Latinos are NOW considered 'white'

    which used to mean, caucasian.

    You?
     
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    Oh, wow.

    BEFORE you call me "racist?"

    I'm TEXICAN.
     
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    A link would be helpful here.
    But how do they rate against others of the same socio economic level? I would bet considerably better. And compare Hispanics of the second and third generation with those who have just moved here and there will be marked improvement in all categories.
    Was that a racist screed? Hmm. Could be.
     
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    You Flippin' RACIST!!!

    :rofl:

    You're right. As they integrate, they become Americans, just like any other ethnicity.

    I'm not real sure why we allow this double ...

    nationality, I suppose ...

    in Texas.

    Most of us are Texicans. We either ARE hispanic,

    or we have hispanic folks in our families.

    We KNOW where they came from. They're US.

    Interesting fact: Texas is still considered a Republic, and could secede from The Union, and we're fairly self-sufficient. OUR power gird? Is US. Our national grocery store? Is our fav, and super walmart can go to hell. OUR healthcare? With the best uni's and the Best doctors, we're pretty much assured The Best care.

    We're only a state, but our loyalty runs deep enough for us ALL to be willing to fight for what's "ours," and, what a shock, even the illegals that reside here would do THAT, for all of us.

    "They" aren't the enemy. What they're running from, IS.

    Erm...

    What was the question, again? :rofl:

     
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    They should break down the "hispanic" category.
     
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    If they would, we would find that there are 'hispanics' and then there are 'hispanics'.....when this term was penned, it had to be one of the most stupidist of labels - bar none!
     

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