Importing Anti-Semitism, Cont`d;


In April of 2001, I
wrote a VDARE article entitled "Importing
Anti-Semitism?
" Well, it`s time to lose the question
mark. In surprisingly frank language, Abe Foxman`s
Anti-Defamation League reports:

One of the most
important findings of [the Anti-Defamation League`s]
2002 Survey of Anti-Semitism in America concerns
Hispanic Americans, one of the most significant and
fastest growing segments of the American population,
in which the poll found an extraordinary gap between
those born in the United States and those born abroad.
The survey revealed that while 44% of foreign-born
Hispanics hold hardcore anti-Semitic beliefs, 20% of
Hispanic Americans born in the U.S. fall into the same
category.


Anti-Defamation League, June 11, 2002

The survey consists
of eleven statements uncomplimentary toward Jews. (You
can find them listed on p. 6 of

this Adobe Acrobat PDF file
.) Anyone who agrees with
at least six statements is labeled "most anti-Semitic."
As a former marketing researcher, I found the
construction of the survey somewhat tendentious.
Unsurprisingly, it`s designed to elicit high
anti-Semitism scores. (It`s important to note that
even the "most anti-Semitic" aren`t all that
anti-Semitic by

historical
or global standards. For example, more of these
supposed "hardcore" anti-Semites sympathize with
Israel
rather than with the Jewish State`s
Arab enemies!) Nonetheless, it`s a useful
comparative instrument.

The survey found the
following percentages who were "strongly anti-Semitic"
(with their ratio to non-Hispanic whites).

Non-Hispanic whites –
12% – 1.00 ratio
American-born
Hispanics – 20% – 1.67 ratio
African-Americans –
35% – 2.92 ratio
Foreign-born
Hispanics – 44% – 3.67 ratio

The ADL`s

in-depth analysis
(PDF file) reported: 


For example, over half
of foreign-born Hispanics (55%) agree with the assertion
that "Jews don`t care what happens to anyone but their
own kind," compared to 26% of Hispanics born in the U.S.


Forty-four percent of
Hispanics born outside of the U.S. agree with the
assertion that "Jews were responsible for the death of
Christ," compared to 26% of those born in the U.S.


Forty-six percent agree
with the statement that Jews are "more willing than
others to use shady practices to get what they want,"
compared to 22% of those born in the U.S.


Finally, over half (52%)
of foreign-born Hispanics believe Jews have too much
power in the business world, compared to 26% of
Hispanics born in the U.S.

Clearly, on a per capita
basis, Muslim immigrants are more of a
threat to Jewish interests than are Hispanic
immigrants. But Hispanics vastly outnumber Muslims. Nor
are Hispanics as likely to remain virulent in their
attitudes toward Jews as the later generations
assimilate into American life. But doesn`t that
suggest an immigration timeout would be appropriate,
both to reduce the number of anti-Semites we import, and
to allow later generations to
assimilate faster?


[Steve Sailer [email
him] is founder of the Human Biodiversity Institute and


movie critic
for


The American Conservative
.
His website


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July 11, 2002