Since the right wingers here wish to deny the presence of substantial racism within modern conservatism - and since it is off-topic on the thread where the issue was raised - it seems worth creating a new thread for the issue.
Iâ€™ll begin with Laura Ingraham and her â€œdemographic changesâ€. Ingraham is not explicit about the demographic changes she means - itself a red flag. Why not be clear about what you are objecting to ? But it isnâ€™t hard to work out.
Ingrahamâ€™s presentation appeared on Fox News, undoubtedly a conservative source.
These demographic changes â€œwhich none of us ever voted for, and most of us donâ€™t likeâ€ are strongly related to immigration. She claims that â€œIn some parts of the country it does seem like the America we know and love doesnâ€™t exist anymore,â€
But what does she mean and what alternative was there to â€œfoistingâ€ these changes on the American people? Demographic changes are not generally under any string controls, being the outcome of many individual decisions.
Given the focus on illegal immigration and Trumpâ€™s wall - illustrated by video of people scaling walls or slipping under fences - it seems quite clear to me that she thinks that there are far too many Latinos in the country. And that is racism. And if she doesnâ€™t mean that then why doesnâ€™t she say what â€œmassive demographic changesâ€ she did mean ?
And I would like to see what she would have had the government do about it. The whole idea of controlling the numbers of any ethnic group seems to be racist in itself. Even racial quotas on immigration would be bad enough, and probably inadequate.