50 years.

I was thinking about the fact that in 50 years the number of “Hispanics” will surpass the number of “non-Hispanics” in America. While I honestly don’t feel that this will make all that much of a difference, I couldn’t help but wonder about the possibilities. Theoretically, could this help raise the level of equality of African Americans? After the 13th amendment passed, and slavery “officially” ended, there were a decent number of freedmen that migrated north. This migration helped raise the status of other minorities. Now, if Hispanics become the dominant group, isn’t it possible that blacks could also see a rise in equality due to the Hispanic threat? The current dominant group could try and play nice all of a sudden with the minority groups once their position is threatened. I don’t know. This thought hasn’t been completely fleshed out, just something that I thought. I personally don’t think that there will be a change of the status quo. Women outnumber man, and they still get discriminated against.

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One Response to 50 years.

  1. dcoleman03 says:

    It’s an interesting thought to consider but I agree, it doesn’t appear there will be a drastic change, especially not any time soon. Voting rates for Hispanics are way too low to begin with. I wouldn’t have thought African Americans would have increased equality, but possibly a slight increase in Hispanic political power. Perhaps with the increase of Hispanics will encourage more to step up in vote and increase political participation and representation in office. Once African Americans realize an increase in hispanic political representation they too may become encouraged to increase participation rates

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