One of the underestimated benefits
of mass immigration, the
Open Borders Lobby likes to tell us, is that it
imparts a fascinating diversity to an otherwise drab,
boring, and tedious white Anglo-Saxon civilization.
You probably could not have fooled
William Shakespeare with that argument, but it seems
to work well enough on many Republicans.
In any case, aside from the
patronizing racism the argument conveys, it doesn`t seem
to be true. Almost every major conflict in the world
today, from the Middle East to the Caribbean, seems to
Thanks to mass immigration into
this country, we may soon enjoy the same kind of
A series in the Washington Times
last week about the impact of America`s newest—now
largest—minority group, namely Hispanics imported
because of immigration, suggested just that.
The main theme that reporter Steve
Miller perceived in the three long stories he wrote on
the subject was that neither Hispanics nor blacks are
very happy with each other.
[Washington Times Three
part series by Steve Miller: Part I
Welcome to the neighborhood, Part II:
Mutual mistrust, Part III:
In South Central Los Angeles, only
one of the many areas and regions Mr. Miller surveyed,
the predominant feeling among those few blacks who
remain in the neighborhood is that "They took our
homes and our schools," as one black resident
complained. "They," of course are the Hispanics who
have largely displaced the blacks in the area that was
the center of the 1992 "Rodney
Hispanics, for their part, are not
exactly shy about saying they`re glad the blacks are
"Two years ago, nobody could
walk around here and be safe," a Hispanic resident
told Mr. Miller. "It was half blacks. But then the
Spanish people moved in. Now it is safe."
Well, not entirely. Even though, as
Mr. Miller reports, during the last 10 years "much of
the black population died or left, sometimes headed for
Hispanic gangs moved in where black gangs had once
ruled. The same man who complained that blacks made the
area unsafe also told Mr. Miller about his children
telling him that "that black and Hispanic gangsters
were beating up the unaffiliated Hispanic kids…"
Today, Mr. Miller concludes,
"the new arrivals also carried a
crime wave of their own in the form of Mexican
street gangs, which still run rampant. The mix of
black and Hispanic gangs, each violently guarding
territory, continues to make South Central a war zone."
But it`s not just South Central
that`s a war zone as a result of mass immigration. The
war zone seems to extend all over the country,
especially where blacks and Hispanics confront each
In Memphis, Hispanic gangs moved in
when black gangs "overwhelmed" local immigrants.
"It`s really tough to convince Latinos that blacks
aren`t all bad," the "Hispanic
Outreach officer" of the local police force
says. "They will talk to [white officers] or
me, but they won`t even talk to a black officer."
David Cortez, a 22-year-old
immigrant who spent two years in jail for shooting a
black, told Mr. Miller, "Just give us three or four
years, and we`ll take over. There will be more of us."
Blacks at least, if not the Open
Borders lobby, know he`s
on to something.
As for blacks, they see no reason
to welcome a population that takes their jobs for
lower wages and competes with them for political
favors from largely white politicians. "Why should we
be in coalition with some group that wants to
outnumber us?" asks
Shannon Frank Reeves, head of the
Oakland, Calif., NAACP.
In Georgia black legislators
bill that made Hispanics an official "minority." One
lawmaker argued that since there was no history of
discrimination against Hispanics in the state, there was
no reason they should be eligible for
In Dallas, blacks defeated a plan
to give Hispanics a school district that would have
reduced the number of blacks on the board by one.
"They wanted to put more blacks with the Hispanics,"
says a black clergyman who opposed the plan. "Now why
would we let them do that?"
Mr. Miller recounts similar stories
of racial conflict all over the country from California
to North Carolina. Everywhere the lesson is obvious: If
gang warfare and
racially driven politics make the drab and dull
white civilization of
Jefferson more interesting, then mass immigration
that turns a homogeneous society into a multiracial one
makes a lot of sense.
Whatever their vices and virtues,
they understand the interests of their own groups and
work (and often fight, literally) to pursue them.
Whites don`t—which is why we have
mass immigration into this country at all.
CREATORS SYNDICATE, INC.
[Sam Francis [email
him] is a nationally syndicated columnist. A selection
of his columns,
America Extinguished: Mass Immigration And The
Disintegration Of American Culture, is now available
Americans For Immigration Control.]