Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Some People of Color Are White?
This story has two messages. The first is that immigration is wonderful for everyine ... the uS, the immigrants. Hiow much richer we all are ebcause of immigration. I would even argue this is true if some of these folks decide to return to their himeland. Unlike previous generations of immigrants Indians, Chinese and yes Israelis have good homelands to return to. But look what they bring home! The best f American society, our tradition of opportunity. How better to build a peaceful world?
The other message ought to alos be happy. The term "people of color" should be abandonded. The term victimizes the melanotic without recognizing the great aspect of our society to do EXACTLY what the term deinie. Carribeans, Indian, do well here. So do Koreans and, I would bet, soon we will all admire the success of Ethiopian Americans. The emssage os that lack of suv=ccess due to skin color, due to racial prejudice is far overblown. The term vctimizeds hiapsanics and blacks.
The term demonizes "white" folks. The term belongs in the Index Pronibitorum with Nigger, Kike, and H9nkey.
Indians are most affluent and best educated in Silicon Valley- Hindustan Times: "Indians in Santa Clara County, home of the Silicon Valley, have the highest median household income, own the most valuable homes, and are the best educated, according to a latest Census report. The report provides a snapshot of Santa Clara County, one of the only two counties in the country, shows that Indians have median income of $116,240, which is about 44 per cent above the county's median of about $81,000, said the San Jose Mercury News. The report profiled the four largest immigrant communities -- Indians, Mexicans, Chinese and Vietnamese. It found that although three-quarters of the Indian population was born abroad, they own the most valuable home of about median home price of $860,000, compared with the county's price of $743,000. More than four in five Indian adults have at least a bachelors' degree and Indians are most likely to be white-collar professionals, with about 80 per cent engaged in management, professional and related occupations. Kailash Joshi, a prominent Indian entrepreneur in Silicon Valley, told the Mercury News that he believes Indians flourish in the US not just because of their commitment to education, but because their native country prepared them for America's ethnic, linguistic and religious diversity, and its aggressive market economy."
Posted by SM Schwartz at 8:03 AM