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  •  NM isn't really that white (1+ / 0-)
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    plf515

    A lot of those "whites" are Hispanic. it's really a majority-minority state.  But yet only a tiny smattering of black population at 2.5%; Native American much more significant at 10.1%.  White persons, not Hispanic, are only 40.2% of the population.

    "Taxes are for the little people." Leona Helmsley (before she went to jail for taking that attitude a bit too far)

    by Land of Enchantment on Sat Nov 10, 2012 at 12:16:09 PM PST

    •  Yeah, the census does things oddly (2+ / 0-)
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      Land of Enchantment, Chitown Kev

      whereby you can be both White and Hispanic or Black and Hispanic.

      I didn't see tables for White (nonhispanic), Black (nonhispanic), Hispanic (any race), Asian, other by state.  They are probably there someplace.

      •  other factors to correlate against race? (2+ / 0-)
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        plf515, SoCalSal

        education level.

        how many generations the family has lived in the same geographical area.

        income.

        occupation.

        extent to which the respondent identifies with his/her ancestry.

        parents' parenting style.

        Or to put it another way --- What are the attributes of those in that racial category who did not vote for Romney?  Want more democrats?  Maybe all you gotta do is get those crackers to move to another state, or improve K-12 education, or raise the minimum wage.  My theory is that right-wing thinking correlates strongly with authoritarian parenting, and in particular, corporal punishment.   So high-quality early childhood education is the key.

        Disclosure:  I'm a cracker myself.

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