Wednesday, June 20, 2018

The Future Belongs to Those Who Reproduce (The Handmaid's Tale!)

Or so I remind my students.  06/20/18 New York Times:
WASHINGTON — Deaths now outnumber births among white people in more than half the states in the country, demographers have found, signaling what could be a faster-than-expected transition to a future in which whites are no longer a majority of the American population.
The Census Bureau has projected that whites could drop below 50 percent of the population around 2045, a relatively slow-moving change that has been years in the making. But a new report this week found that whites are dying faster than they are being born now in 26 states, up from 17 just two years earlier, and demographers say that shift might come even sooner.
White progressives see this as a good thing, because the darker the skin, in the progressive mindset, the easier it is to appeal to envy. I am not so sure this really makes that much of a difference, except that progressivism is mostly a white person's ideology (perhaps from growing up economically privileged).  My wife and I stopped at two because we lived in California and two was about what could be supported properly on a software engineer's salary.

I am reading Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale at the moment.  Where that fertility crisis was pollution-induced, this one is by choice.

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