Archive for August, 2021

Is America Systemically Racist?

Sunday, August 15th, 2021

In other words (from the dictionary), does America have policies, practices, or sets of beliefs that have been established as normative or customary such that it favors whites while discriminating against or harming minorities, ultimately serving to preserve the social status, economic advantage, or political power of whites?

We have the largest legal immigrant population anywhere, with 40 million citizens born outside the country. 19% of the world’s immigrants live her, and they make up 13% of our population. Since 1965, our legal immigrant population has quadrupled. That is true of no other country.

Minorities around the world are spending their time and resources; taking risks; and, taking a chance with dislocation to seek a visa; become a naturalized citizen; and, apply as refugees or asylees. Hispanics, Asians, Africans, Russians, and Europeans come in unparalleled numbers. The top origin countries from when they come are (in order): Mexico, China, India, the Philippines, and El Salvador. 28% are from Asia, and many more are from Europe, Central and South America, the Middle East, and North and Sub-Saharan Africa.

38% of the 50,000 visas granted in one recent year went to African-born immigrants, which is the most numerous sub-group since 2013. 55% of those coming from Africa are sponsored by an American family or related to an American citizen, so we are encouraging them to seek U.S. citizenship (not discouraging it). 75% of all “out-migration” from Africa to America has occurred since 1990 – not before: not in the 1600s; and, not by slavery or by force. This migrations is about rights, opportunities, education, employment, and security – the American Dream!

Once here, immigrants do not pick states by politics, which they would if they feared discrimination. The top four destinations are Florida, Texas, New York, and California: two Republican states; and, two Democrat states.

African immigrants tend to settle in cities, but over time they migrate to the suburbs for income growth, upward mobility, and aspirations. This shows acceptance of races (by all races).

Two-thirds of Americans are content with the current inflow volume of legal immigrants, or happy to see more. The Washington Post has reported that those who grew up in America are more likely to be more tolerant of foreign-born neighbors than those in other countries.

As of 2021, eight of the richest Black billionaires are American, and 25% of all American millionaires are Black, Hispanic, or Asian. Again, America is the only nation of which that is true.

Black Americans own nearly 125,000 American businesses.

About 40% of the American (voluntary) military is non-white. This says something about both opportunity and patriotism.

We have had a non-white president; vice-president; National Security Advisor; Chairman of the joint Chiefs of Staff, multiple Secretaries of State; and, a Secretary of Defense, as well as countless cabinet members, senators and congressmen.

Los Angeles police are 70% minority; Chicago 65%; and, Houston 61%. Note that “70% minority” is an oxymoron.

Non-whites didn’t attain their opportunities and dignitary status by themselves. Whites fought side-by-side with them to ensure their civil rights. Even in the Civil War, 360,000 Union men (almost all white) died to defeat the Confederacy and end slavery.

How many minorities migrate to communist China, autocratic Russia, or theocratic Iran, and assimilate into those societies? How many are welcomed by fellow citizens; hired; promoted; admired, or married? How many get rich; invite families, rise in the military; dominate police forces; lead cabinet agencies, advise presidents, or become presidents?

Sources include the Amac magazine.

The True Infant Mortality Rate

Friday, August 13th, 2021

I recently perused the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) statistics on life expectancy in the U.S., and I was surprised to see that a baby born today is likely to live for only 77.8 years (75.1 for males; and, 80.5 for females). I thought (that with all the medical advances) it would have been higher. However, the Bible is exactly right where, in Psalm 90:10, it says, “As for the days of our life, they contain seventy years, or if due to strength, eighty years.”

Then I happened to notice another statistic: the infant mortality rate. In the U.S., there are 5.0 infant deaths per 1,000 live births. That means that in the latest reporting year, we had 18,026 infant deaths per 3,605,201 live births.

But wait: We also had 619,591 abortion deaths (which the CDC does not count). When we add these the 18,036 that they do count, we get 637,617 infant deaths per 3,605,201 live births. That computes to a true infant mortality rate of 176.8 infant deaths per 1,000 live births.

It’s hard to believe, but abortion multiplies the reported infant morality rate (of 5.0 infant deaths per 1,000 live births) by 35 times (to 176.8 infant deaths per 1,000 live births).