U.S. Census Bureau Presents Diversity Propaganda As Impartial Information


Census Bureau
may look like the gold standard of
government bean-counters, immersed as it is in the
logic of numbers
. But the agency also has a
propaganda wing tucked among the spreadsheets, pimping
the idea that

and its

massive population growth
promises a fine future for
the country

It`s bad enough when institutions from

La Raza
the Department of
and Human Services
push the agenda of a


Hispanic America.
Concerned citizens would prefer
that the Census let the numbers stand on their own.

But no such luck.

In some instances, the statistics are
presented in ways that are outright misleading and slant

values that many citizens reject
, for example social
engineering that promotes


radical population growth

The home of diversity promotion on the
Census.gov website
is located on the


But the multicultural sweet spot is
found in the

Facts for Features
collection. Here many items are
timed for calendar events of various seriousness, e.g.

Irish-American Heritage
Month in March,

Back To School
in the fall—and even
Americans Week
(Sept 21-27)!

What`s objectionable in these
statistics-filled lists is the relentlessly positive
view of
continuing growth

never-ending diversity.
The Census must assume that
its audience is mostly

MainStream Media
hacks, looking to pad their
open-borders fluff with a few facts.

The Census` bias is unmistakable.

For example, the

Irish education
numbers are given alongside useful
comparisons that indicate the

Irish place in American society
. But there is no
such baseline provided for the

Hispanic Heritage Month
edition. Thus:

  • 31%—Percentage of people of

    Irish ancestry
    25 or older, who had a bachelor`s degree or more
    In addition, 91 percent of
    Irish-Americans in this age group had at least a

    high school diploma
    For the nation as a whole, the corresponding rates
    were 27 percent and 84 percent.


  • 60%
    The percentage of Hispanics 25 and older who had at least a high school
    education in 2007.


  • 13%—The percentage of
    the Hispanic population 25 and older with a
    bachelor`s degree or higher in 2007.

The Census is too politically
correct to show what is common knowledge: that

Hispanic culture,
and particularly

, is education-averse.

of Hispanic high school students drop out,
compared to a graduation rate for American whites of

some 81%

Worse, even fourth-generation
Mexican-Americans have not assimilated to US standards
of learning. Only

9.6 percent achieve a post-high-school degree
compared with 45.1 percent of Americans as a whole.

By leaving out important points of
comparison, the reader might incorrectly think that
Hispanics are performing satisfactorily.

But the facts don`t support that. In
fact, 27 percent of adult Americans have attained a

bachelor`s degree
—twice the Hispanic rate—according
to the Census

Another Census technique is to present alarming
information about rapid cultural change without a
timeline. The reader then has no idea how monumental a
transformation is being engineered.

Thus the

Hispanic Heritage
section on the Spanish language
consists of several statistics about who speaks what
language and where it is spoken. But it contains no
reference to explain the rate of that change or the
cost of teaching English

Hispanic children
, assuming that goal is

still accepted as desirable

For example:

  • 34 million—the number of

    residents 5 and older who

    speak Spanish

    at home.

    Spanish speakers

    constitute 12 percent of U.S.


  • 29 percent—the number of

    5 and older
    who speak Spanish at home, which leads all states.
    (The percentage for

    is not significantly different from that of New Mexico, however.) This compares with the
    national average of 12 percent.

And crucially:

  • 78
    percent—Hispanics five and older who speak Spanish
    at home.

The Census takes the same happy-face
attitude toward extreme population growth, even though
the harm to our

has been obvious for some time.

Since when was "crowded" a
desirable attribute? But when the official Census clock
clicked over to 300 million residents in the United States
October 17, 2006

agency employees gathered
and applauded the event.

Some numerical milestones are better than others. We
genuinely welcome our 21st birthday. But as the years
pass over decades, we are not so overjoyed.

Similarly, the glow of population
growth has faded. Even some MSM pundits noticed that the

300 million milestone
was not entirely positive

The Census often presents jaw-drop statistics of
immoderate population growth in separate bits, while
some raw numbers and changes in significant percentages
that would make the information more meaningful are
noted separately.

Here`s more from the Hispanic Heritage selection,
where explosive population growth is obliquely hinted:  

  • 45.5 million—the estimated Hispanic population of the United States
    as of July 1, 2007, making people of Hispanic origin
    the nation`s largest ethnic or race minority.
    Hispanics constituted 15 percent of the nation`s
    total population.


  • 3.3
    percent–increase in the Hispanic population between July 1, 2006, and July 1, 2007, making
    Hispanics the fastest-growing minority group.


  • 132.8
    million—the projected Hispanic population of the United States
    July 1, 2050
    . According to this
    projection, Hispanics will constitute 30 percent of
    the nation`s population by that date.

Would Census readers find it
interesting that the number of Hispanics projected to
reside in
in 2050—133 million—equals the

entire population of the United States in 1941
There`s no hint of what a radical transformation is
underway. Concerned citizens are only offered breezy,
disconnected factoids from their government

In addition, there is nothing in the

Hispanic Heritage
fact sheet that is remotely
pessimistic.  If
it is unpleasant, it`s omitted. Glaring examples include
the high rates of

, school failure,

criminal gang activity
and the many millions of
lawbreaking illegal aliens who came from
south of the border.

The Census does make somewhat of an exception to its
upbeat tone about Hispanics when it reports poverty.

  • 21.5 percent—the

    poverty rate
    Hispanics in 2007, up from 20.6 percent from 2006.

But by comparison—which the Census
Bureau does not provide—only

12.5 percent of Americans
as a whole lived in
poverty in 2007, and only 8.2 percent of non-Hispanic
Whites. Don`t those figures make the Hispanic numbers
more meaningful?

Imagine if the Census Bureau could
repackage its presentation to reflect America`s real needs and spent less
time issuing
Chamber of
-like press releases.

The Census has a wealth of useful facts, like the
poverty statistics I just cited. But it prefers to crank
out saccharine cheerfulness instead of neutral

Is it too much to ask that the Census present its
knowledge in a meaningful context?

Americans have a right to expect the
Census Bureau to be more than a

the Census Bureau.)

Brenda Walker (email
her) lives in Northern California and publishes two websites,


. She fears that the Census
Bureau is turning into a den of xenophiliacs, (persons
with an uncontrollable enthusiasm for foreigners).