ebrown p wrote:
Foofie... you are full of crap.
We now have Hispanics in Congress, in the Administration and on the Supreme court. Hispanics are an important part of the electorate courted by both parties. Hispanics are also a increasingly important part of the Business world and the Hispanic American demographic is heavily marketed to.
The National Council of La Raza
is an American institution (built by and for Americans). It has a fairly moderate stance on topics from Education to Healthcare and is run by well-educated, respectable (English-Speaking) Americans. It often has a prominent voice in Congress.
This "they don't assimilate" crap was said about the Italians and Irish as far back as the 1920s and 1930s.
Your posts are out and out bigoted. I am not saying that about any other post on this thread.
You misquoted me; I said, "...cannot assume they have the same WILLINGNESS to ASSIMILATE into the U.S.A. " Why should anyone who does not live with Hispanics know their WILLINGNESS TO ASSIMILATE. One can only judge from the observation that they choose to speak Spanish amongst each other, celebrate holidays from another country that are not religious (Cinco de Mayo), and do not seem to be progressing in school, to the same degree, as other immigrant ethnic groups that ARE CURRENTLY IN THE SAME SCHOOL SYSTEM (e.g. Asians, Russians, Arabs). So, I am not a bigot, as much as an observer of the current state of immigrants progress, including their children in school.
May I remind you that you made the analogy using the "Jew banker" to make a point. Show me one Jewish owned U.S. bank, and then compare it to the other 95 %, or greater, of WASP owned banks, before you call me a bigot.
Also, Irish have been assimilated since the 1800's, if not before. By 1900 they ran Tammany Hall in NYC. First generation Italians born here spoke English amongst each other. They used Italian to speak to parents or grandparents.
The fact that I do not pander to the sensitivities of those that are less competent in the upward mobility competition, amongst different groups enmasse, does not make me a bigot. The truth may be offensive or hurtful to admit that while there are Hispanics that have advanced in American society, there is a large contingent that seem to be assimilating with their brakes on, when it comes to upward mobility and getting an education beyond high school (and then it is often the females that go to college). You explain, please. I only read statistics.
Also, please explain why 65% of Stuyvesant High School students in Manhattan (for gifted students) are Asian. And 10% of NYC is Asian. Remember Kennedy allowed more Asian immigration to the U.S. only in his Presidency. So, why are Asians already in schools for the gifted, and in so many good universities? I will repeat: all ethnic groups are not equal. That is not a bigoted statement.