Then today perusing the web I found this article from the Wall Street Journal, the tabloid equivalent to the 1%. Nothing says pandering more with better vocabulary and higher level writing style then the bat signal articles the WSJ puts out under the guise of news. Yes there are still, I have been told, some real Journalists left at this icon of Wall Street business news under the Murdoch banner but I think they are largely locked in a battle of wits - they are losing.
Today's bat signal also explains the histrionics around immigration law and add gay marriage, voting rights and anything that might have Poors doing something that the Rich's don't want them to do without their permission.
And to think all the fuss surrounding Paula Deen's use of the "n" word and her loss of endorsements, work, etc. I have to laugh as I suspect it is something that crosses the lips of many members of the White Establishment at their private clubs and gatherings. Recall the infamous 47% remark made by Mitt Romney at a fund raiser? Perhaps that word is only whispered or there is another euphemism, oh that is right "urban" is the most recent that comes to mind to refer to those whom are "not white."
Now the article I believe is supposedly a note that its time to WAKE UP WHITE PEOPLE but in reality what it has done is sent them into a proverbial tizzy by ensuring that women starting having those babies. Caring for them, educating them or helping their families eat or live in affordable housing and clean communities really not the problem.. big FU there.
My favorite comment comes at the end... BOTTOMS UP I say.
More White Americans Dying than Being Born
By: Neil Shah
More white Americans are dying than being born for the first time in modern history—suggesting minorities and newcomers will play an important role in fueling the population growth America's recovering economy needs to thrive.
The number of non-Hispanic white Americans who died in the year ended June 2012 exceeded the number who were born during that period by about 12,400, the first "natural decrease" for this group. That's according to a U.S. Census Bureau report released Thursday and an analysis of separate data from the National Center for Health Statistics by demographer Kenneth Johnson at the University of New Hampshire. The white population edged up in absolute terms last year thanks to immigration, Census figures show.
The growth rate of America's white population has been slowing for years, but demographers had expected white births to continue exceeding deaths for some time. Census researchers had projected the "natural decrease," or white Americans' deaths exceeding births, would begin around 2020 and the overall white population would start falling outright several years later.
The findings illustrate how rapidly the U.S. is becoming more diverse and how much of the nation's population growth is likely to be driven by minorities and new immigrants in the years ahead.
The recent trends are partly due to the nation's weak economic recovery, which has encouraged many young women to delay having children—a trend that demographers say could now reverse. Fertility rates dropped to low levels during the Great Depression and the 1970s malaise before rising again, according to Mark Mather of the Population Reference Bureau.
But the Census numbers underscore a more powerful, long-term demographic shift. As the nation's white population ages, there are fewer white women of childbearing age—a trend unlikely to change—and that results in fewer white children. At the same time, young adults, whether white, black or Hispanic, are having fewer children. America's replacement level—how many children it takes to keep population constant as people die—is about 2.1 births per woman. The fertility rate of U.S. women is about 1.9 births.
That means U.S. population growth will depend significantly on immigration. There are now 14 states where the majority of children under 5 are nonwhite, Mr. Frey said; in 2000, only five states, including the District of Columbia, had "minority majority" toddler populations.
The U.S. population is "browning from the bottom up," Mr. Frey said.