I love it when reporters reproduce stereotypes, don’t you?
Will the older generation pay for educating a younger generation that looks less like itself? And while the young population is a potential engine of growth for the economy, will it be a burden if it does not have access to adequate education?
I’m just surprised that they didn’t include a picture of an older, portly, white man sitting in a leather armchair, holding a cigar and haw-hawing about the time when Odysseus went to…
The relative increase in the growth rate among non-whites does not mean these young people “do not have access to adequate education.” Yes, race and social class are historically linked in this country — but they don’t have to be. My magnet public high school, far south of the Mason-Dixon line, had been predominantly non-white for years. Going to college actually felt like a step down in diversity. Perpetuating the Hispanic laborer stereotype — especially in major news media — only reinforces it.
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