The data on white anxiety over Hispan...

The data on white anxiety over Hispanic immigration

There are 36 comments on the The Washington Post story from Aug 14, 2014, titled The data on white anxiety over Hispanic immigration. In it, The Washington Post reports that:

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Monty Anaconda

Schertz, TX

#1 Aug 14, 2014
Do you mean ILLEGAL immigration, or immigration in accordance with US laws? Illegal immigrants should be detained, tried, found guilty and then dropped back into their own country through either catapult or airdrop with no parachute.
WHY THE HELL---

Anchorage, AK

#2 Aug 14, 2014
From the article:

"“Americans think of immigration in an ethnically specific way at this point,” Nicholas Valentino, a political scientist at the University of Michigan who studied the impact of news coverage on immigration attitudes, said in an interview.“They think of immigrants as Latino. Latinos trigger an anxiety in some Americans that other ethnic groups simply do not trigger. It changes both attitudes and behaviors on immigration policy.”

We have more anxiety over some immigrant groups

Valentino’s view is backed up by a study he conducted with Michigan colleague Ted Brader and Elizabeth Suhay (now of American University) using a high-quality national survey in 2003*. White participants in the study read mock Associated Press news stories about increasing immigration. Half of respondents were randomly assigned to read a positive-themed story (“Immigration heartens governors”) and half negative (“Immigration concerns governors”)."

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"Americans think of immigration in an ethnically specific way"? Really? Then why not use Americans and not just white Americans.

This is a vacuous *study* and tells us nothing without using equal sets of black people—and other racial minorities—to present to them the same information, then measure and record their proclivities. If that data indicated similar results across the spectrum, then it has less to do with skin color of the test subjects, and more to do with bias as it relates to perceived threats from black criminals. That would be more trustworthy data, instead of singling out “whitey”.
WHY THE HELL---

Anchorage, AK

#3 Aug 14, 2014
correction__

"... perceived threats from Hispanics. That would be more trustworthy..."
OnlyPatchWork

Carmel, NY

#4 Aug 14, 2014
We are slowly losing our nation, and our race from Hispanic immigration?

Anxiety, or reality?

“My Commander-in-Chi ef!”

Since: Jun 07

Obama got Osama!

#5 Aug 14, 2014
After decades of racist right-wingers “feeling” as though they are superior, and that all other minority groups are second class citizens… it is a thing of beauty to see their anxiety build to the inevitability of the minority becoming the majority and the racist bigots go from feeling powerful to powerless…

I LOVE IT, LOL!

“Club Fed or Camp Cupcake?”

Since: Oct 10

White-Collar Minimum-Security

#6 Aug 14, 2014
Puerto Rico's Population Plummets as Residents Move to U.S. Mainland
http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/national-in...
Puerto Rico's economic crisis has forced residents to leave the troubled island for greener pastures in the U.S. mainland in numbers unseen since the Great Migration after World War II.
OnlyPatchWork

Carmel, NY

#7 Aug 14, 2014
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
After decades of racist right-wingers “feeling” as though they are superior, and that all other minority groups are second class citizens… it is a thing of beauty to see their anxiety build to the inevitability of the minority becoming the majority and the racist bigots go from feeling powerful to powerless…
I LOVE IT, LOL!
Why do you gloat at the minority status of your own race?

Unless you are non European, or suffer from some masochistic mental disorder?

The U.S.A will be just like Mexico, poor, violent, and with a minority white European elite, ruling over the majority brown Mestizos.

“My Commander-in-Chi ef!”

Since: Jun 07

Obama got Osama!

#8 Aug 14, 2014
OnlyPatchWork wrote:
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Why do you gloat at the minority status of your own race?
My “gloating” isn’t about “my own race minority status”… the gloating, if you perceive it as gloating is about the racist right-wingers suffering through the reality that they can no longer think that they are better than others or that they will forever run things. Soon the very people who they discriminated against with such hate and bigotry will be in charge. And what goes around comes around… what you put out will come back…

I can’t wait, LOL!
OnlyPatchWork wrote:
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The U.S.A will be just like Mexico, poor, violent, and with a minority white European elite, ruling over the majority brown Mestizos.
Your racism has you believing that even in a minority status, the racist right-wingers will run things while the “Brown” people bring them their food… keep hope alive you little bigoted idiot.
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OnlyPatchWork

Carmel, NY

#10 Aug 14, 2014
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
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My “gloating” isn’t about “my own race minority status”… the gloating, if you perceive it as gloating is about the racist right-wingers suffering through the reality that they can no longer think that they are better than others or that they will forever run things. Soon the very people who they discriminated against with such hate and bigotry will be in charge. And what goes around comes around… what you put out will come back…
I can’t wait, LOL!
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Your racism has you believing that even in a minority status, the racist right-wingers will run things while the “Brown” people bring them their food… keep hope alive you little bigoted idiot.
Why do you want to destroy America, and white Europeans, are you a sociopath?

Mexicans are probably more racist, than European Americans, haven't you heard about how they target African Americans in racist murders in California?

Not to mention, a lot of Mexicans hate America, that includes white America at it's core.

Why do you hate America, particularly white Americans so much? Sociopath much?
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OnlyPatchWork

Carmel, NY

#12 Aug 14, 2014
Juan wrote:
Immigration is what makes America great. I have been able to support my family both here and in Mexico.
European immigrants made America great, like Nikola Tesla, Igor Sikorsky, Neils Bohr, Albert Einstein,Enrico Fermi, Henryk Magnuski, and Werhner Von Braun, ect.

What have Mexicans contributed to America, besides fried butter, fried cola, low riders, numerous illegal immigrant moochers, and numerous gangs?
sandy1

New City, NY

#13 Aug 14, 2014
OnlyPatchWork wrote:
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European immigrants made America great, like Nikola Tesla, Igor Sikorsky, Neils Bohr, Albert Einstein,Enrico Fermi, Henryk Magnuski, and Werhner Von Braun, ect.
What have Mexicans contributed to America, besides fried butter, fried cola, low riders, numerous illegal immigrant moochers, and numerous gangs?
This new batch of diseased parasites have been kind enough to contribute TB,scabies,chicken pox,lice,etc. How thoughtful!
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Nope

Mcallen, TX

#15 Aug 15, 2014
Funny how Russians are "white" and Mexicans are "non-white" when both countries are decidedly mixed societies.
Nope

Mcallen, TX

#16 Aug 15, 2014
OnlyPatchWork wrote:
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European immigrants made America great, like Nikola Tesla, Igor Sikorsky, Neils Bohr, Albert Einstein,Enrico Fermi, Henryk Magnuski, and Werhner Von Braun, ect.
What have Mexicans contributed to America, besides fried butter, fried cola, low riders, numerous illegal immigrant moochers, and numerous gangs?
Most of those people were exiles (or in the case of Von Braun, "trophies") from fascist or communist regimes.
There is a huge difference between this type of immigration and immigration that stems from sheer poverty.

Note that Hispanics who arrive as exiles, to escape bad regimes, like Cubans, tend to be much more productive,
Dee Dee Dee

Emmaus, PA

#17 Aug 15, 2014
Nope wrote:
Funny how Russians are "white" and Mexicans are "non-white" when both countries are decidedly mixed societies.
Funny how Mexicans were "white" until a decade ago when they discovered the advantages of being considered "non-white" by the U.S. government.
OnlyPatchWork

Carmel, NY

#18 Aug 15, 2014
Nope wrote:
Funny how Russians are "white" and Mexicans are "non-white" when both countries are decidedly mixed societies.
Most Russians are white, while most Mexicans are Mestizo.

In fact, ethnic Russians are one of the most European people of all by DNA.
OnlyPatchWork

Carmel, NY

#19 Aug 15, 2014
Nope wrote:
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Most of those people were exiles (or in the case of Von Braun, "trophies") from fascist or communist regimes.
There is a huge difference between this type of immigration and immigration that stems from sheer poverty.
Note that Hispanics who arrive as exiles, to escape bad regimes, like Cubans, tend to be much more productive,
Cuban Americans, have an income below the national average.

Where the notable Cuban Americans who have invented great things, or contributed greatly to science?

Surprise, surprise, the most notable Cuban American, Carlos Finlay is of Scottish, and French ethnic heritage.
ima-Ilis Myka Ashanti

El Paso, TX

#20 Aug 16, 2014
Juan wrote:
Immigration is what makes America great. I have been able to support my family both here and in Mexico.
LIAR ! you don't support any anchors here in the US, me and the rest of us citizens are supporting your anchor you abandoned ! If I had my way I'd let your kid starve to death as you did to him.
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“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#22 Aug 17, 2014
OnlyPatchWork wrote:
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Why do you want to destroy America, and white Europeans, are you a sociopath?
Mexicans are probably more racist, than European Americans, haven't you heard about how they target African Americans in racist murders in California?
Not to mention, a lot of Mexicans hate America, that includes white America at it's core.
Why do you hate America, particularly white Americans so much? Sociopath much?
Pat shouldn't have called you a bigoted idiot. I wanted to be first.
the Light

El Paso, TX

#23 Aug 17, 2014
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
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My “gloating” isn’t about “my own race minority status”… the gloating, if you perceive it as gloating is about the racist right-wingers suffering through the reality that they can no longer think that they are better than others or that they will forever run things. Soon the very people who they discriminated against with such hate and bigotry will be in charge. And what goes around comes around… what you put out will come back…
I can’t wait, LOL!
<quoted text>
Your racism has you believing that even in a minority status, the racist right-wingers will run things while the “Brown” people bring them their food… keep hope alive you little bigoted idiot.
I do not think I/m better......I know I am. We will prevail!!!!
OnlyPatchWork

Carmel, NY

#24 Aug 17, 2014
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>Pat shouldn't have called you a bigoted idiot. I wanted to be first.
It is funny, that you can't refute me, so you just mouth off.

It is funny, that African Americans are so mouthy, and so are many left wingers who aren't African Americans.

It is like left wingers, are Africans with different skin colors, no wonder why you see them as your brothers. LMFAO

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