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

The

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
America
`s

multiculturalization
and its

massive population growth
promises a fine future for
the country

It`s bad enough when institutions from

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

bilingual
and

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
toward

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

diversity
and

radical population growth
.

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

Newsroom
page.

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
 Single
Americans Week
(Sept 21-27)!

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

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
    education.
    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.


versus



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


and



  • 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

Mexican
, is education-averse.

Half
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
elsewhere.

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
to

Hispanic children
, assuming that goal is

still accepted as desirable
.

For example:


  • 34 million—the number of
    U.S.

    residents 5 and older who


    speak Spanish


    at home.

    Spanish speakers

    constitute 12 percent of w:st="on">U.S.
    residents.

     



  • 29 percent—the number of


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

    is not significantly different from that of w:st="on">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

ecosystem
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 w:st="on">United States
on
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
news.

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 year="2006" day="1" month="7" w:st="on">July 1, 2006, and year="2007" day="1" month="7" w:st="on">July 1, 2007, making
    Hispanics the fastest-growing minority group.

     



  • 132.8
    million—the projected Hispanic population of the w:st="on">United States
    on
    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
America
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
statistician.

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

incarceration
, 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
    among
    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 w:st="on">America`s real needs and spent less
time issuing
Chamber of
Commerce
-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
information.

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
diversity
propaganda
operation.


(Email
the Census Bureau.)

Brenda Walker (email
her) lives in w:st="on">Northern California and publishes two websites,

LimitsToGrowth.org
and

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