Diversity sets NM apart

Diversity sets NM apart

There are 98 comments on the Farmington Daily Times story from Mar 27, 2011, titled Diversity sets NM apart. In it, Farmington Daily Times reports that:

New Mexico is the most racially diverse state in the continental United States, according to Census Bureau figures.

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Robert Martinez Aztec

Albuquerque, NM

#1 Mar 27, 2011
I think that the New Mexico and federal goverment should add Hispanic to the census and all documents. I am not a other race or white, I am and always will be proud of my hispanic heritage and want to be counted as one, on all documents in all branches of the goverment
Statistics

Rio Rancho, NM

#3 Mar 27, 2011
Forget about race, here are The Farmington Metro Area Labor Statistics:
San Juan County lost 823 more Jobs in January bringing the total number of employed down to 50,496; only 38.8% of the total census population now have Jobs -

Another 436 people dropped completely out of the workforce in January loosing their extended unemployment benefits altogether - and the DT claims more and more people are moving to San Juan County, hardly the case, I would say.
FailingToUnderst and

Rio Rancho, NM

#4 Mar 27, 2011
A large majority of Hispanic and Latino Americans have Spanish ancestry, most are not of direct (non–Latin American) Spanish descent; many are not primarily of Spanish descent; and some are not of Spanish descent at all. People whose ancestors or who themselves arrived in the United States directly from Spain are a tiny minority of the Hispanic or Latino population, and there are Hispanic/Latino Americans who are primarily or entirely of European ancestries other than Spanish (e.g. Italian, German, Polish, Portuguese), and of Middle Eastern (e.g. Lebanese), Black, Amerindian/Native American, or East Asian/South Asian ancestries;
bottom ash

Albuquerque, NM

#5 Mar 27, 2011
Statistics wrote:
Forget about race, here are The Farmington Metro Area Labor Statistics:
San Juan County lost 823 more Jobs in January bringing the total number of employed down to 50,496; only 38.8% of the total census population now have Jobs -
Another 436 people dropped completely out of the workforce in January loosing their extended unemployment benefits altogether - and the DT claims more and more people are moving to San Juan County, hardly the case, I would say.
Mexicans are taking the jobs. Go to Olive Garden, all the cooks and food preps are mostly Mexicans. Go to Golden Corral, the same thing is going on. Go to the elementary schools, the kitchen workers are mostly Mexicans. They're already taking over the scaffold jobs at PNM. Some Company from Denver, sends Mexicans to PNM, and build the boiler scaffolds, this company don't use local workers, they pay them to drive from Denver, to come to work here. Some can't even talk English. Mexicans are selling Tamales, out of their cars. Six for a Six Dollars. Chicken or Pork meat. They are everywhere. But I like their curled up Bright Orange Boots. Their Lay Potato Chip Cowboy Hats, are a trip. These Mexicans love Farmington.
Humm

United States

#6 Mar 27, 2011
We are ALL HUMANS!!! I am getting sick of all this racial crap! So what if our skin is different! We are all humans! DT is doing enought instigations and provoking more BS out od ignorant people. We are in America, FREEDOM! Let us be who we are! So what if there's this many of whatever race here and there..

I'm glad to see this hasn't turned HATEBLOG once again.
Jon

Tucson, AZ

#7 Mar 27, 2011
Humm wrote:
We are ALL HUMANS!!! I am getting sick of all this racial crap! So what if our skin is different! We are all humans! DT is doing enought instigations and provoking more BS out od ignorant people. We are in America, FREEDOM! Let us be who we are! So what if there's this many of whatever race here and there..
I'm glad to see this hasn't turned HATEBLOG once again.
It is not just the DT. Without race, Barrack Obama (Racial-monger) would not have coasted into the Presidential power and influence....

"In his speech, Sen. Obama credited the civil rights movement for the progress we have made in overcoming racism. "But race is an issue that I believe this nation cannot afford to ignore right now," he said, citing segregated, inferior schools that continue to exist 50 years after Brown v. Board of Education. Barrack OBama's historic speech on racism, May 2008

NATIONAL LAWYERS GUILD WELCOMES DISCUSSION OF RACISM OCCASIONED BY SENATOR BARACK OBAMA'S HISTORIC SPEECH

For Immediate Release, March 24, 2008

Since: Sep 08

Albuquerque, NM

#8 Mar 27, 2011
The census racial/ethnicity questions were absolutely horrible and miserably failed any sociological or anthropological criteria. As is the conflating of race, nationality, heritage, &/or ethnicity.

Regardless, Non-Hispanic Anglos are now the minority-majority and it scares the hell out of them!

But as one of those Non-Hispanic Anglos and not enough of any other heritage to be a self identified 'hyphenated' American, I am delighted my son was able to grow up in the diverse environment of New Mexico. It has made him a more rounded individual with greater empathy and tolerance.
Stay

Santa Fe, NM

#9 Mar 27, 2011
Jon wrote:
<quoted text>
It is not just the DT. Without race, Barrack Obama (Racial-monger) would not have coasted into the Presidential power and influence....
"
outta here you dumb liar. He won despite racists like you.
GetAClue

United States

#11 Mar 27, 2011
White guilt got him elected. Now, there is no more guilt. He is just another puppet of the puppet masters.
The

Santa Fe, NM

#12 Mar 27, 2011
Arky Spammer is an idiot. The president was the better candidate and beat the other guy and his clueless running mate. Remember?
GetAClue wrote:
White guilt got him elected. Now, there is no more guilt. He is just another puppet of the puppet masters.
grecianformula2

Albuquerque, NM

#13 Mar 27, 2011
It is fashionable in the 2011's to be hateful and bigoted. It's cool to be racist. Dumb is in. Read the blogs and they are filled, albeit with persons using multiple aliases, with vitrioloic comments. Nasty racism now hides under the cloak of religion in many cases. Welcome to the new century. Ignorant hatred is in!!!

“always confused has sank”

Since: Mar 11

United States

#14 Mar 27, 2011
oh yay, great! new mexicans have DIVERSITY !!!
it still feels like the 1950's here.
GetAClue

United States

#15 Mar 27, 2011
Nasty racism now hides under the cloak of Liberalism
Only

Santa Fe, NM

#16 Mar 27, 2011
GetAClue wrote:
Nasty racism now hides under the cloak of Liberalism
in bizarro world.
Brittanicus

La Quinta, CA

#17 Mar 27, 2011
The US 2010 census projection of our population grew from 282 million in 2000 to 309 million in 2010, a net increase of 27 million residents in a decade. The Pew Research Center study has calculated the total to the U.S. population of 438 million by 2050. That's if there are no policy changes, an increase of 129 million over the 2010 population, which means more oil, energy and water sources.Not to mention the lose of farmland for homes. Any prudent person analyzing this data would recognize their are well over 11. million illegal aliens in this country; more like 20 million plus? Our country has been lied to by Leftist groups, who want all borders open as a free society.

We must organize with everybody who have the same opinions as the TEA PARTY on halting illegal immigration. We just cannot afford to support the world anymore. The only people who will gain advantage from out-of-control illegal immigrant occupation, is business of every type. Millions more customers bring enormous profits and wealth to the owners, who the majority don't live in congested neighborhoods. Only the relentless Tea Party politicians can save America from overpopulation?

That fact is we could accomplishes huge savings if illegal aliens and instant citizenship offspring were cut-off from all welfare benefits and States such as the Sanctuary State of California, would not be crippled by a 26 billion dollar deficit, partially caused by education, health care and the overcrowded jail and prisons from the settlement of illegal foreigners. Our cities infrastructure are crumbling, including highways, bridges, tunnels, with the constant effect of overcrowding. Beneath the ground is a 50 year of danger of leaking sewerage pipes, electric wiring and water supplies.They are not the only State burdened by massive loses to their general funds, being siphoned off by illegal immigrant entitlements.

Consider a future if we don't seal our borders, enforce immigration laws by using ATTRITION as the main deterrent. Make our politicians enact E-Verify as a permanent law to reduce the illegal influx of foreigners. Mandate the use of Secure Communities for every police force throughout America, backed by the federal 287 (g) policies to fingerprint and identify every individual in (ICE) databases, so that all criminals can be handed over to the Immigration and Customs Service for deportation. Further our chances of ignorant businesses hiring cheap labor, when our own citizens-residents cannot get jobs, by joining the Tea PARTY. They will stop the Tax and Spend Liberals, reduce government, return jobs to bona fide Americans and halt the illegal immigration invasion, that is overwhelming every community and bringing even more poverty to America.

Attention: General Electric paid no taxes whatsoever last year. The Tax code needs to be reinvented, so everybody pays their fair share. In the last election the State Attorneys of New Mexico, New York, Texas and New Jersey stated illegal aliens voted in the prior election. My opinion is these people are compromising the vote in California and Nevada as well, because of the massive populations of foreign nationals.
Jackson64

Florence, AL

#18 Mar 27, 2011
So what, New Mexico is still a equivalent to 3rd world country, thanks in large part to the natives and the mexican decendants,plus white trash
Jon

Tucson, AZ

#19 Mar 27, 2011
Jackson64 wrote:
So what, New Mexico is still a equivalent to 3rd world country, thanks in large part to the natives and the mexican decendants,plus white trash
...interesting the New Mexico State Flag using the Pueblo Indian Zia Symbol (one of the original inhabitants to the State along with 19 Pueblos of New Mexico.

Based on your statement, your better judgement are the Texas Gulf Coast Oil Workers and their families, i.e. Rednecks, and the New Mexican Spaniards and the on-going influx of illegal Aliens and their children (thanks in large part to ex-Governor Richardson).
implications

Pagosa Springs, CO

#20 Mar 27, 2011
So why do we keep trying force the educational standards of the "standard" populations into a state with so much diversity ? Wake up New Mexico. Build upon this magnificent diversity and quit trying to fit in with the rest of the country.
razmataz

Tijeras, NM

#21 Mar 27, 2011
Brittanicus wrote:
The US 2010 census ...309 million in 2010,... by joining the Tea PARTY.'' because of the massive populations of foreign nationals.
Didn't understand a word you said, cept join the Tea Party. Sorry, but I like my cofee dark strong and bitter...with a little bit of sugar...just like my women!*LoL*
Impartial

Albuquerque, NM

#22 Mar 27, 2011
I am still trying to find out where the enchanted part is in the land of enchantment.

There in nothing pretty about this state, give it 10 years and it will be the land of little mexico. We need to stop letting children born here be citizens, and we HAVE to deport illegals.
Our own citizens are hungry, can afford housing, can't find a job that pays more than 7.00 and hour because there are so many illegals here that will take those jobs employers have no incentive to raise wages.
Has any of you with a family tried to live on 280.00 a week before taxes?
Things have to change in this state and this country and politicians(which are all now becoming hispanics)have got to stop kissing ass for hispanic votes and do what is right for this country.
Do you think this country is going to prosper with uneducated hispanics being the majority and running it?
Hell no, we are going to end up with the drug lords running it just like they do in Mexico.
Wake up and actually see what is happening here in this country.
I don't care what party the first candidate running on a ticket to remove hispanics from this country is, that will be the person to get my vote.

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