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American Renaissance April 2007. Hispanic Consciousness, Part I; Men of the West, Stand and Fight!; Return to Halifax; O Tempora, O Mores!; Letters from Readers
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American Renaissance - 1 - April 2007
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There is not a truth existing which I fear or would wish unknown to the whole world.— 
Thomas Jefferson
Vol. 18 No. 4April 2007
Hispanic Consciousness, Part I
American Renaissance
Hispanics are loyal to raceand homeland, not America.
by Jared Taylor
T
raditionally, whenAmericans thoughtof race, they thoughtof the often painful historyof relations between blacksand whites. This view is outof date; the United Statesnow has several racial faultlines rather than just one.The scarcely-noticed hand-ful of Hispanics present inthe 1950s has become thelargest racial minority in thecountry.Like blacks, many His- panics have identities—ra-cial, ethnic, or national— that prevent full or even pri-mary identification as Ame-ricans. Immigrants fromMexico, who account for two thirds of all Hispanics, are especiallyambivalent and often even hostile to-wards the United States. It is part of their national culture to see the United Statesas an imperialist power that humiliatedand dismembered Mexico after theMexican-American War of 1846 to1848. Many openly preach
reconquista
or reconquest—at least culturally, and perhaps even politically—of those re-gions of the American Southwest thatwere once Mexican.There are already parts of the UnitedStates in which people live in exclusivelySpanish-speaking environments, wherethey have no need to be part of the larger culture. If Hispanic immigration, bothlegal and illegal, continues at its current pace, these areas will grow, and becomeincreasingly isolated and alien. At thesame time, through sheer force of num- bers, Hispanics are imposing their lan-guage, politics, and cultural preferenceson other Americans.Blacks have been part of the UnitedStates for hundreds of years. Broughtinvoluntarily, they have a historic andmoral claim on America. Hispanics,whose presence in large numbers is re-cent and unplanned, do not have thesame claims, but this has not preventedthem from making similar demands.They have been quick to assume themantle of victimhood, to attribute pov-erty or social failure to racism, and totake advantage of preference programsoriginally established for descendants of slaves. Even Hispanics who have justarrived in this country do not hesitate toaccept advantages in the name of “di-versity” or “equal opportunity” that aredenied to whites.Hispanics are therefore very muchlike blacks in their vivid sense of their own group interests, their tendency tosee the world in starkly racial/ethnicterms, and their reluctance to adopt the broader American identity whites think necessary for integra-tion and assimilation.This racial/ethnic iden-tity is kept fresh by thecontinuous arrival of new immigrants. How-ever, even if immigra-tion were to stop tomor-row, there are nowenough Hispanics—es- pecially Mexicans—tomaintain a particularist, parochial identity in-definitely. In the spaceof just a few decadesour country has estab-lished a second groupof Americans withmany of the most dis-turbing characteristicsof blacks: racially dis-tinct, with an inward-looking identity,suffering disproportionately from pov-erty, crime, illegitimacy and school fail-ure.
Who are the Hispanics?
In 2005, there were 42.7 million His- panics in the United States. They madeup 14.4 percent of a population that was66.9 percent white, 12.3 percent black,4.2 percent Asian, 1.4 percent Pacific Is-lander, and 0.8 percent American Indian.A large majority of Hispanics—66 percent—are of Mexican origin. No lessthan 20 percent of the population of Mexico now lives in the United States,and one out of every seven Mexicanworkers has migrated here. Many morewould like to come: According to a re-cent survey, almost half of all Mexicans
Hispanics are very muchlike blacks in their vividsense of their own groupinterests.
 
American Renaissance - 2 - April 2007
 Letters from Readers
Sir — I was intrigued by Mr. Le-grand’s article in the March issue aboutthe reaction to the inclusion of the mu-latto girl in the National Front campaign posters. I think the “purists” are missingthe point. There is a deeper politicalstrategy involved in the poster, namely:1. In politics, you have to campaignin the existing environment. You cannotcampaign in a make-believe world whereeveryone already shares your ideology.Thus, in an environment where being“racist” is a political disadvantage (andwhere the front has a reputation as a partyof grumpy old white guys) the NationalFront must find some way to blunt theopposition’s attack. If putting a mulattoin hip-huggers on a campaign poster helps achieve this objective—and, in the process, helps the front win votes fromyounger voters who might not otherwisesupport a “racist” party—that is smart politics.2. Nothing succeeds like success.Politics is about power, and the viabil-ity of any candidate or party depends onwhether the public thinks the candidateor party has a realistic chance of win-ning. As things now stand in France, thefront cannot win power because its voteis limited by the “racist” label. Fighting back against that label (as the mulatto poster girl seems intended to do) cancreate the impression that they are a se-rious threat. It’s “bandwagon” psychol-ogy, and will attract more voters.Rodney, Blake, New MexicoSir — Thank you for Mr. Legrand’sanalysis of campaign policy within theFrench National Front. For those of uswho care about the survival of the West,European politics are as vital to us asour own. It is extremely useful to knowwhat strategies our comrades are follow-ing, and AR is one of the few publica-tions that really cover that beat. Let’shave more articles about Europe.Sarah Wentworth, Richmond, Va.Sir — My name is Jackie Thornhill, Iam a 25-year-old woman from Halifax, NS. As a supporter of racial diversity,and as someone who considers your views extremely disturbing, I am writ-ing to share my displeasure with your activities in Halifax. I support freespeach, and do not condone the protest-ors who prevented you from speaking,or threats to your personal safety. I alsodo not support the decision of DalhousieUniversity to cancel the debate.What I can tell you, as someone whoattended Dr. Divine’s presentation, isthat it is grossly inaccurate and inappro- priate to call Dr. Divine a coward as youdid. It is troubling that you would usesuch language to describe a man who hascommitted his entire career to helpingcommunities thrive, and to positioninghimself as an advocate for those who areless privileged than you. I questionwhether you have the capacity as a hu-man being to see beyond the white, privi-leged academic discourse that appearsto have little relevance in terms of how people actually live their lives. Racialintegration does work in Halifax, and inCanada.Are you saying that Canadian societywould be better off were we to resort tothe segregation of races? Does this meanthat you actually believe that persons of color ought to be treated as less valuedthan white folk? I think you need to re-examine your knowledge of Canadianhistory and remember that Aboriginal persons were the first to inhabit this land,that white society has already evolvedfrom segregation because it is a primi-tive and extremely abhorrent way of life. I hope you remain in America, andstay out of Halifax. Our town does notneed your right-wing nonsense, and aswe embrace diversity, you can continueto spew hatred and misguided privilege.Mr. Taylor, you are a coward. You areso afraid of your own white privilege youcan’t bring yourself to see that we areall human, whatever color we are, andthat the freedom of persons of color tohave the same rights as white people isthe foundation of Canadian society.Jackie Thornhill, Halifax, CanadaSir — What motivated the mob thatthrew Mr. Taylor out of the meetingroom? No doubt it was the militant ide-ology of diversity, so ruthlessly enforcedin Canada that no one dares dissent. Butalso, were the demonstrators not suffer-ing from the mental strain of believingsomething that is manifestly untrue?In all the coverage of Mr. Taylor’svisit here,
no one
has ever listed thestrengths of diversity. Even the fanaticsmust have noticed this. Name Withheld, Halifax, CanadaSir — You are too kind in your Marchreview of the collection of Sam Francisessays published under the title,
Shots Fired 
. I was probably one of the first to buy a copy and was very disappointed by editor Peter Gemma’s choices. Heobviously went out of his way to avoidrace thus, in my view, betraying thememory of Sam Francis. There is noquestion that Dr. Francis was a brilliantman who wrote insightfully on manysubjects. However, there is also no ques-tion that the subject dearest to his heartwas white, Western civilization, and theagony of our dispossession.At the same time, some of the essaysMr. Gemma included were relics fromthe archives that should have stayedthere. The longest chapter in the whole book—42 pages—is a 20-year-old pam- phlet about churches giving “sanctuary”to illegal immigrants. We have wholecities now doing the same thing. Of thethousands of pages Dr. Francis wrote,there is better material than that—evenfor someone who wants to avoid race.Alan Porter, Long Beach, Cal.
 
American Renaissance - 3 - April 2007
American Renaissance is published monthly by the New Century Foundation. NCF is governed by section501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code; contributionsto it are tax deductible.Subscriptions to American Renaissance are $28.00 per year. First-class postage isan additional $8.00. Subscriptions to Canada (first class) are $40.00. Subscriptionsoutside Canada and the U.S. (air mail) are $40.00. Back issues are $3.00 each. Foreignsubscribers should send U.S. dollars or equivalent in convertible bank notes.Please make checks payable to: American Renaissance, P.O. Box 527, Oakton, VA22124. ISSN No. 1086-9905, Telephone: (703) 716-0900, Facsimile: (703) 716-0932,Web Page Address: www.AmRen.com
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American Renaissance
Jared Taylor, Editor Stephen Webster, Assistant Editor Ronald N. Neff, Web Site Editor 
said that they would move to the UnitedStates if they had the chance.The 33 percent of Hispanics who arenot from Mexico have mainly the fol-lowing origins: 17 percent Latin Ameri-can, nine percent Puerto Rican, and four  percent Cuban. The characteristics of these populations are often quite differ-ent, with Cuban immigrants generallymore economically successful than thosefrom Mexico, Central America, or Puerto Rico.Between 2000 and 2005, the Hispanic population increased at an annual rateof 3.7 percent, no less than 14 times thegrowth rate for whites, and more thanthree times the black rate. This increasewas due both to high birthrates and toimmigration of about 800,000 Hispan-ics every year. Much of this immigra-tion was illegal. The best estimates arethat Hispanics account for 78 percent— and Mexicans for 56 percent—of theroughly 11 million illegal immigrants inthe United States.When they become US citizens, His- panics remain emotionally attached totheir countries of origin. In a poll taken by the Pew Hispanic Center only a fewmonths after the Sept. 11 attacks, at atime when most Americans were feel-ing deeply patriotic, only 33 percent of citizens of Hispanic origin consideredthemselves first or only American. Forty-four percent still described themselvesas their original, pre-immigration nation-ality (Mexican, Salvadoran, etc.), andanother 22 percent considered them-selves first or only “Latino or Hispanic.”It is likely that U.S. citizens of Mexicanorigin have an even weaker Americanidentity than other Hispanics becausethey are surrounded by compatriots andtheir country of origin is so close. Whencitizens and non-citizens of Mexicanorigin are taken together, 55 percentconsider themselves Mexican, 25 per-cent Latino or Hispanic, and only 18 percent American. For non-Hispanics, itis unsettling to learn that that so manyfellow Americans do not feel a primaryloyalty to the United States.Most Americans believe that a will-ingness to learn English is a prerequi-site to assimilation and full participationin American life, but this does not ap- pear to be a high priority for many His- panics. According to a 2006 poll con-ducted by
 Investor’s Business Daily
,only 19 percent of Hispanics spokemostly or only English at home. Eighty-one percent spoke only or mostly Span-ish. Even Hispanics who are comfort-able in both languages maintain a strong preference for Spanish; according to a poll by P.C. Koch, nearly 90 percent of  bilingual Hispanics get their news ex-clusively from Spanish-languagesources.A Yankelovich survey in 2000 foundthat 69 percent of Hispanics said Span-ish was more important to them than itwas five years ago. In 1997 that figurewas 63 percent. During the same periodthe percentage of Hispanics who ex- pressed a desire to fit into American so-ciety dropped from 72 to 64 percent.In 2003, 44 percent of Hispanics didnot speak and read English well enoughto perform routine tasks, up from 35 percent in 1992. English illiteracy there-fore increased for Hispanics during thedecade, whereas it declined for everyother major population group. Fifty-three percent of working-age residentsin Los Angeles County have troublereading street signs or filling out job ap- plications in English.Just how firmly rooted the Spanishlanguage has become in parts of Americawas clear when 200 students demon-strated in front of Miami Senior High inMiami, Florida. They were protesting theFlorida Comprehensive Assessment Test(FCAT), which is the official state teststudents must pass to get a high schooldiploma. Their complaint? They had totake the test in English. “We are a His- panic-based society,” explained Gerrter Martin, who had failed the test twice.“My dreams are over,” said JessicaDuran, who had also failed. State Rep.Ralph Arza promised to introduce leg-islation to offer the FCAT in Spanish.Hispanic resentment should not besurprising. “In Miami there is no pres-sure to be American,” explained Cuban- born Lisandra Perez, head of the CubanResearch Institute at Florida Interna-tional University. “Our parents had tohassle with Anglo society, but we don’t;this is our city,” explained one US-bornCuban. In Miami, this attitude is com-mon. “They’re outsiders,” said one suc-cessful Hispanic of non-Hispanics.“Here we are members of the power structure,” boasted another. For peoplelike this, a requirement that high schoolgraduates be able to speak English is analien and incomprehensible imposition.The sentiment that Hispanics need nolonger adjust to the United States—thatthe United States will adjust to them— is not limited to cities like Miami andLos Angeles where Hispanics have been present for decades. Salt Lake City,Utah, is hardly a traditional Hispanicstronghold, but it saw its Hispanic popu-lation increase 138 percent during the1990s, from 84,597 to 201,559. Earlyimmigrants tried to learn English andAmerican ways but once there wereenough Hispanics to create a parallelsociety, many gave up the effort. AsArchie Archuleta, a city employee who
Hispanic radio host in Allentown, Pennsylva-nia, of all places. ‘You have the power. She isyour voice.’

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