Sunday, November 14, 2010

Still Considered a Minority?

I'll both enjoy and be disgusted by the contortions of logic that will justify calling white students "majority" and Hispanic students "minority":

Latinos now make up a majority of California's public school students, cracking the 50 percent barrier for the first time in the state's history, according to data released Friday by the state Department of Education.

Almost 50.4 percent of the state's students in the 2009-10 school year identified themselves as Hispanic or Latino, up 1.36 percent from the previous year.

In comparison, 27 percent of California's 6.2 million students identified themselves as white, 9 percent as Asian and 7 percent as black. Students calling themselves Filipino, Pacific Islander, Native American or other total almost 7 percent.


PeggyU said...

I am just curious - How does the makeup of the student population compare to the population of California as a whole? How many students are children of citizens, and how many are children of illegal immigrants? Do Hispanics/Latinos constitute more than half of the general population as well? I also thought the black population was larger there.

Anonymous said...

There is a long history of scholarships restricted to various minority groups. Will there now be white-only scholarships, matching the current black-only, hispanic-only, etc-only ones?

Oh wait - that would be racist. Sorry poor white minority kid, you're on your own.

N Lopez said...

Looks like my last name's coming in handy for a while..

Darren said...

I wrote a post about you and your last name a long time ago: link