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U.S. schools to have non-white majority

27 Aug

An interesting development.

White pupils in state schools in the United States are set to be in the minority for the first time when schools return for the new term.

According to official forecasts, enrolments for the 2014-15 school year will mark the threshold when ethnic minorities become the majority.

This demographic shift has been driven by rising numbers of Hispanic pupils.

Figures are gathered by the US Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics.

It records the number of pupils in the state school system across the United States – and it publishes forecasts of enrolments in the years ahead.

The figures show a steady decline in the numbers of white pupils since the mid-1990s and a broadly stable number of black pupils, but a sharply rising number of pupils identified as Hispanic.

The school figures show the number of Hispanic pupils has more than doubled over the past two decades and is projected to continue rising in the next decade.

[…]

the Pew Research Center, which analyses public policy and social trends, has highlighted how there is a very different pattern in private schools, with a high proportion of white pupils. About one in 10 pupils attends a private school.

White flight!

But who can blame them?

Why anyone who can afford otherwise would want to keep their kids in public schools today, is beyond me…

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16 Comments

Posted by on August 27, 2014 in America, race

 

16 responses to “U.S. schools to have non-white majority

  1. Whah?

    August 27, 2014 at 9:49 am

    So is this going to be enough for the trendy?

     
  2. Will S.

    August 27, 2014 at 10:22 am

    Who knows; they probably wish more whites would send their kids to public schools so they can better indoctrinate them.

     
  3. feeriker

    August 27, 2014 at 3:03 pm

    Why anyone who can afford otherwise would want to keep their kids inpublic schools today, is beyond me…

    The answer, in one word: laziness.

    Homeschooling one’s children is not a mind-rending, soul-crushing endeavor. I know this from personal experience, my wife and I both having done it (with our daughter when she was in high school, and with our grandson).

    Does homeschooling take patience and effort? Of course it does, but being a parent takes patience, effort, and at least a little more maturity than your child(ren). Unfortunately, all three of these things have been at a premium in most of the last couple of generations of adults.

    Does homeschooling your children require an advanced degree, or any post-secondary education? No, it absolutely does not (in fact, I could probably make a convincing argument that such indoctrination actually hinders successful homeschooling). My wife, who had nothing but a high school diploma, had my grandson reading at a second grade level, as well as doing simple second grade arithmetic, before he was even of age to start kindergarten (my daughter, in her “infinite wisdom,” then enrolled him in public school, which then proceeded to annihilate all the progress he had made, this travesty only eventually being reversed by pulling him out of public school after one year).

    Bottom line: most parents, even those who consider themselves “Christians,” place other priorities much higher than the education and wellbeing of their children, loath as they are to admit it (and enraged as they become when confronted with this unpleasant reality).

     
  4. Peter Blood

    August 27, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    The homeschooling ranks are also white-dominated.

     
  5. Peter Blood

    August 27, 2014 at 4:17 pm

    Public school is just part of The System (aka The Synagogue).

     
  6. sfcton

    August 27, 2014 at 6:20 pm

    Saying not home schooling kids is a matter of being lazy is a gross simplification of life. Maybe that is so for the UMC but it is less so for many others.

     
  7. Will S.

    August 27, 2014 at 6:50 pm

    @ feeriker: I think you’re pretty much right. I feel a bit uncomfortable pointing fingers, as a bachelor myself, but I have seen many families successfully home school, and I really do think any family can do it, if they desire to do so. Just a matter of priorities…

    @ PB: Yes, they are. Because white parents are more often still together, and care more…

    Indeed, public school is part of the system, which is why I think people should eschew it…

    @ sfcton: I suppose it depends, but I really think any family can do it, if they truly desire to do so.

     
  8. Eric

    August 27, 2014 at 8:18 pm

    Will:
    Actually the 2010 US Census showed that for the first time, children born to all-white couples fell to under 50% of the total. I don’t think it’s so much White Flight as it is:

    1. Latina girls tend to marry early and have children;

    2. Islamic girls tend to marry early and have children;

    3. Asian girls tend to marry early and have children:

    4. Black girls don’t tend to marriage so much; but they have kids early and often;

    5. White American girls ride the Cock Carousel and rack up preferred-customer coupons from Planned Parenthood and rarely think of having kids until menopause.

    That doesn’t leave much room for doubt about where White Flight is REALLY occurring: a lot of white men who want kids marry someone from groups 1-4 and have mixed-race offspring.

     
    • Will S.

      August 27, 2014 at 9:05 pm

      Good point, Eric.

      Indeed, the shrinking of the white population and expansion of the rest can indeed be traced largely back to the differences in approaches to family formation of the various races / ethnicities / religious groups…

       
  9. sfcton

    August 27, 2014 at 9:57 pm

    The median two family income for my county is 43k a year…… Don’t see where they have much room for a lot of things

     
    • Will S.

      August 27, 2014 at 10:04 pm

      That’s pretty low, certainly.

       
  10. alcestiseshtemoa

    August 28, 2014 at 8:50 pm

    Hispanic is an inaccurate term in terms of ethnicity. The more correct one would be “Mestizo” (half white/half Amerindian), especially if they’re Spanish-speakers.

     
    • Will S.

      August 28, 2014 at 11:27 pm

      Yeah, that’s always been a very elastic term, seeing as it encompasses mestizo Mexicans to Indio Central Americans to mulatto Dominican Republicans to white Argentineans…

      It’s as absurd as thinking an Algerian Berber has anything other than religion and language in common with a Lebanese Arab, or a mulatto Sudanese… Different Arabs have different regional cuisines, cultures, etc. But Arab is still the best term to describe them all…

      And Hispanic is probably the best umbrella term; Latino still doesn’t tell much (what about Filipinos; are they not kinda Latino / Hispanic, despite their Asian-ness and non-Spanish speaking, given their Spanish names, their culture, their Catholicism?).

       
  11. sfcton

    August 30, 2014 at 6:52 pm

    When I was a kid, Mexicnas and what not would throw down hard if you implied they were not White. Then came the racial spoil system and now they don’t want to be White. Fine by me

     
    • Will S.

      August 31, 2014 at 1:38 am

      Well, people will do what suits them.

       

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