“It`s basically over for Anglos” in Texas. Or Have They Not Yet Begun To Fight?

I`ve rarely seen so much email traffic as on this Houston Chronicle blog item Texas demographer: `It`s basically over for Anglos` (Posted by Gary Scharrer at February 24, 2011 04:16 PM ).

Two of every three Texas children are now non-Anglo and the trend line will become even more pronounced in the future, said [Steve] Murdock, former U.S. Census Bureau director and now director of the Hobby Center for the Study of Texas at Rice University.

Today`s Texas population can be divided into two groups, he said. One is an old and aging Anglo and the other is young and minority. Between 2000 and 2040, the state`s public school enrollment will see a 15 percent decline in Anglo children while Hispanic children will make up a 213 percent increase, he said.

This is one of these stories whose sudden explosiveness puzzles people who work in the field. (See ex-Texan Brenda Walker`s comments here). The demographic shift has long been obvious to anyone who cared to look—but, of course, no-one does care to look, certainly not the conservative Establishment. I expect there will be a similar explosion when it`s reported, probably later this year, that a majority of births in the U.S. are non-white.

It`s not clear from the Houston Chronicle report, but of course what is driving this demographic shift is immigration, both legal and illegal. Murdock says that “about 6 percent of the state`s population is not documented” a.k.a. illegal, which means that at least 6 percent of births in Texas, probably significantly more, would not contribute to American displacement if the GOP simply closed the birthright citizenship loophole. Plus, of course, the border could be sealed, the illegal population eliminated through enforcement, and a moratorium imposed on legal immigration. It`s not rocket science.

Additionally, there are technical reasons to suppose Texas Anglo dominance may last a lot longer than people think. And the national impact of Texas Mexifying could be cushioned by artful partition–what we at VDARE.com call Sailermandering. States are going to want to break up under the impact of immigration—southern Arizona`s Democrats are the latest example. (Could Baja Arizona be 51st state in US?, by Rhonda Bodfield and Andrea Kelly, Arizona Daily Star, February 24, 2011).

Nevertheless, the wages of Bushism are very bad for Texas. Significantly, although Murdock was speaking to something called the [Texas] House Mexican American Legislative Caucus, which is now doubt happily planning redecoration for a wide range of government offices, he was frankly pessimistic about the effects of this transformation:

The state`s future looks bleak assuming the current trend line does not change because education and income levels for Hispanics lag considerably behind Anglos, he said.

Unless the trend line changes, 30 percent of the state`s labor force will not have even a high school diploma by 2040, he said. And the average household income will be about $6,500 lower than it was in 2000. That figure is not inflation adjusted so it will be worse than what it sounds.

“It`s a terrible situation that you are in. I am worried,” Murdock said.

No nonsense here about the ameliorative power of American education! Murdock`s assumption that trends continue, and that unskilled immigrants will tend to have unskilled children, is an implicit endorsement of Professor Richard Lynn`s national IQ thesis. I eschewed IQ arguments in Alien Nation–I figured I`d made enough enemies–but I did say (p.56) that if similar suggestions in The Bell Curve were right, America`s post-1965 immigration disaster would be even more disastrous than I had demonstrated. Murdock obviously agrees.

Curiously, another powerful news item on Texas seemed to excite much less e-interest. I can`t do better than quote this excellent summary by William L. Houston on the Youth For Western Civilization website:

Don`t miss this wonderful new article in the Texas Tribune about the state of immigration reform in Texas.

I`ve long argued that Texas is a ripe target for restrictionists and rightwing activists who are interested in community organizing. I have been following the polling data out of the Lone Star State for more than a year now…

Among the results of the UT/TT poll:

- 53 percent of Texas voters would end birthright citizenship for illegal aliens. 37 percent oppose such changes. Interestingly enough, 63 percent of White Texans support ending birthright citizenship compared to 32 percent of Blacks and 34 percent of Hispanics.

- 69 percent of Texas voters oppose sanctuary cities. Only 17 percent of Texas voters support sanctuary cities. This includes a majority of White and Blacks in Texas and 42 percent of Hispanics.

- 87 percent of Texans support E-Verify. 70 percent “strongly favor” requiring employers to verify immigration status.

- 70 percent of Texans support requiring law enforcement officers to check the immigration status of people they suspect of being illegal aliens. Only 25 percent of Texas voters are opposed to an Arizona-style immigration law.

- 52 percent of Texans would prohibit businesses from soliciting day laborers at work sites.

- 59 percent of Texans want to get rid of the Texas DREAM Act. 27 percent want illegal aliens to receive in-state tuition in Texas.

- 54 percent of Texas voters oppose a “path to citizenship” for illegal aliens. This includes 41 percent who are “strongly opposed.” 31.4 percent of Whites, 48.5 percent of Blacks, and 61.3 percent of Hispanics support the “path to citizenship.”

I really wish the “all is lost” crowd (who are so common on the internet) would reflect upon the implication of these numbers. A clear majority of Texans can see through the media bias and dislike illegal immigration and are outright hostile to the Cheap Labor Lobby and its ACLU and La Raza allies.

This poll was also conducted by the Texas Tribune which means it is likely skewed a few points left of center.

(Links in original).

Anglos, to coin a phrase, have not yet begun to fight. They could. But will they in time?

I increasingly feel it hardly matters. This is all going to end in tears anyway. To adapt another phrase, the historic American nation (= Anglos) will fight on the beaches, or it will fight in the hills. Even outnumbered, Anglos in Texas and America would be a formidable force—one which probably could not be contained within the current political framework.

“It`s Basically Over For Anglos” In Texas. Or Have They Not Yet Begun To Fight?

I`ve rarely seen so much email
traffic as on this Houston Chronicle blog item

Texas demographer: `It`s basically over for Anglos`

[Posted by Gary Scharrer at February 24, 2011 04:16 PM].

"Two of every three Texas children are now non-Anglo and the trend line
will become even more pronounced in the future, said
[Steve] Murdock, former U.S. Census Bureau director and
now director of the Hobby Center for the Study of Texas
at Rice University.

Today`s Texas population can be divided into two groups, he said. One is
an old and aging Anglo and the other is young and
minority. Between 2000 and 2040, the state`s public
school enrollment will see a 15 percent decline in Anglo
children while Hispanic children will make up a 213
percent increase, he said."

This is one of these stories whose
sudden explosiveness puzzles people who work in the
field. (See ex-Texan
Brenda
Walker
`s comments

here
). The demographic shift has long been

obvious
to anyone who cared to look—but, of course,
no-one does care to look, certainly

not the conservative Establishment
. I expect there
will be a similar explosion when it`s reported,

probably later this year
, that a majority of births
in the U.S. are non-white.

It`s not clear from the Houston
Chronicle
report, but of course what is driving this
demographic shift is immigration, both legal and
illegal. Murdock says that “about 6 percent of the
state`s population is

not documented”
a.k.a. illegal, which means that
at least 6 percent of births in Texas, probably
significantly more, would

not contribute to American displacement
if the GOP
simply

closed the birthright citizenship loophole
. Plus, of
course, the border could be sealed, the illegal
population

eliminated through enforcement
, and a

moratorium
imposed on legal immigration. It`s not
rocket science.

Additionally, there are

technical reasons
to suppose Texas Anglo dominance
may last a lot longer than people think. And the
national impact of Texas Mexifying could be cushioned by
artful partition–what we at VDARE.com call Sailermandering.
States are going to want to break up under the impact of
immigration—southern Arizona`s Democrats are the latest
example. [Could
Baja Arizona be 51st state in US?
, by Rhonda
Bodfield and Andrea Kelly, Arizona Daily Star,
February 24, 2011].

Nevertheless, the wages of

Bushism
are very bad for Texas. Significantly,
although Murdock was speaking to something called the
[Texas] House Mexican American Legislative Caucus, which
is no doubt happily planning redecoration for a wide
range of government offices, he was frankly pessimistic
about the effects of this transformation:

"The state`s future looks bleak assuming the current trend line does not
change because education and income levels for Hispanics
lag considerably behind Anglos, he said.

“Unless the trend line changes, 30 percent of the state`s labor force
will not have even a high school diploma by 2040, he
said. And the average household income will be about
$6,500 lower than it was in 2000. That figure is not
inflation adjusted so it will be worse than what it
sounds.

“It`s a terrible situation that you are in. I am worried,” Murdock
said."

No nonsense here about the

ameliorative power of American education
! Murdock`s
assumption that trends continue, and that unskilled
immigrants will tend to have unskilled children, is an
implicit endorsement of

Professor Richard Lynn`s national IQ thesis
. I
eschewed IQ arguments in
Alien
Nation
–I figured I`d

made enough enemies
–but I did say (p.56) that if
similar suggestions in

The Bell Curve
were right, America`s post-1965
immigration disaster would be even more disastrous than
I had demonstrated. Murdock obviously agrees.

Curiously, another powerful news
item on Texas seemed to excite much less e-interest. I
can`t do better than quote

this excellent summary
by

William L. Houston
on the
Youth For Western
Civilization
website:

"Don`t miss this
wonderful new article
in the Texas Tribune about the
state of immigration reform in Texas.

I`ve long
argued
that Texas is a ripe target for
restrictionists and rightwing activists who are
interested in community organizing. I have been
following the polling data out of the Lone Star State
for more than a year now…

Among the results of the UT/TT poll:

- 53 percent of Texas voters would end birthright citizenship for
illegal aliens. 37 percent oppose such changes.
Interestingly enough, 63 percent of White Texans support
ending birthright citizenship compared to 32 percent of
Blacks and 34 percent of Hispanics.

- 69 percent of Texas voters oppose sanctuary cities. Only 17 percent of
Texas voters support sanctuary cities. This includes a
majority of White and Blacks in Texas and 42 percent of
Hispanics.

- 87 percent of Texans support E-Verify. 70 percent “strongly favor”
requiring employers to verify immigration status.

- 70 percent of Texans support requiring law enforcement officers to
check the immigration status of people they suspect of
being illegal aliens. Only 25 percent of Texas voters
are opposed to an Arizona-style immigration law.

- 52 percent of Texans would prohibit businesses from soliciting day
laborers at work sites.

- 59 percent of Texans want to get rid of the Texas DREAM Act. 27
percent want illegal aliens to receive in-state tuition
in Texas.

- 54 percent of Texas voters oppose a “path to citizenship” for illegal
aliens. This includes 41 percent who are “strongly
opposed.” 31.4 percent of Whites, 48.5 percent of
Blacks, and 61.3 percent of Hispanics support the “path
to citizenship.”

I really wish the “all is lost” crowd (who are so common on the
internet) would reflect upon the implication of these
numbers. A clear majority of Texans can see through the
media bias and dislike illegal immigration and are
outright hostile to the Cheap Labor Lobby and its ACLU
and La Raza allies.

This poll was also conducted by the Texas Tribune which means it is
likely skewed a few points left of center."

[Links in
original].

Anglos, to coin a phrase,

have not yet begun to fight
. They could. But will
they in time?

I increasingly feel it hardly
matters. This is all going to
end in
tears
anyway.

To adapt

another phrase
, the historic American nation (=
Anglos) will
fight on the beaches
, or it will fight in the hills.
Even outnumbered, Anglos in Texas and America would be a
formidable force—one which

probably could not be contained
within the current
political framework.


Peter Brimelow
(email him) is editor of


VDARE.COM
and author of the much-denounced
 Alien Nation: Common Sense About America`s Immigration Disaster,

(Random House –
1995) and


The Worm in the Apple
(HarperCollins – 2003)