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  • Report: Why We Fear White ‘Backlash’ Against ‘Latinization of U.S.’

    The United States, according to a study of the growing Hispanic immigrant population, is on the brink of “Latinization,” and 29 percent of the U.S. population will be Latino by 2050.

    The immigration analysis by two California experts, published in the journal “Ethnicities, notes that the “browning of America” that will occur will have dramatic politically ramifications.

    “By the sheer force of numbers, the kinds of adults that Latino students become will dramatically shape the future history of this country, as the former white majority becomes a minority population, at least in terms of number,” the authors of the study note.

    “Latinos have become more than an electoral voting bloc, emerging as strategic actors in major processes of democratic social transformation,” they said.

    Big states such as California and Florida are home to most Hispanics, but the number of Mexicans that have populated Georgia, Kentucky, South Carolina, North Carolina and Arkansas has recently surged by 300 percent.

    The authors warned that that whites will likely “backlash” try to hang on to power.

    “In fact, the current struggle that persists in Arizona may well be a bellwether for the potential backlash that is bound to ensue in others parts of the nation, as the White Anglo-Saxon Protestant population no longer enjoys the political security associated with their past majority status,” said the authors.

    “Over the past four decades, Latinos in the United States have emerged as strategic actors in this process of socio economic transformation. This so-called Latinization of the United States comes at a time of increasing social polarization and class inequalities. These forces assert themselves economically, demographically, culturally and politically in the workplaces and in Latino everyday life,” the said.


    Alicia Powe

    Staff Writer

    Alicia Powe is a staff writer for Daily Surge. She worked in the War Room of the Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee and served as a White House Intern during the George W. Bush administration. Alicia has written for numerous outlets, including Human Events, Media Research Center and Townhall.com.

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