Monday, November 08, 2010

Tim Wise, essayist, attacks "White Right" over midterm election; is he referring to 'demographic winter"?

I think this “Open Letter to the White Right, on the Occasion of Your Recent, Successful Temper Tantrum” by “antiracist essayist, author and educator” Tim Wise, posted Nov. 3, at this link does deserve a look.

It’s funny, and it reads like a tongue-lashing to the bubbas of the world.

But seriously, he’s obviously talking about the “demographic winter” argument (sometimes articulated by the religious right) in the US. It’s true, the white population is not having as many babies (this brings back the old argument about “the right babies” discussed here (Feb. 20, 2008, second part of posting)). But that’s more among the “blue family” population, higher educated with smaller families and parents being older when they have kids at all.

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