Diverse Doesn't Count Unless It's Black
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Here's a Tweet about diversity:


Ian Sams,the Hillary employee who Tweeted it, has taken the original message down, but the point is that Hawaii actually is diverse—not only are whites a minority, as they always have been on the island, but there is no single racial majority at all.

Wikipedia gives the figures:

According to the 2010 United States Census, Hawaii had a population of 1,360,301. The state's population identified as 38.6% Asian; 24.7% White (22.7% Non-Hispanic White Alone); 23.6% from two or more races; 10.0% Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders; 8.9% Hispanics and Latinos of any race; 1.6% Black or African American; 1.2% from some other race; and 0.3% Native American and Alaska Native.

Hawaii has the highest percentage of Asian Americans and multiracial Americans and the lowest percentage of White Americans of any state. It is the only state where Asian Americans identify as the largest ethnic group.

They also say that "The multi-racial population" (a group of which President Obama can be said to be a member) "outnumbers the non-Hispanic white population by about 10,000 people."

So Hawaii is diverse, and it is majority non-white, but that's not the disaster that that is for Detroit because the majority isn't black.

John Derbyshire wrote almost 15 years ago that "there are actually only two races here: black, and nonblack." Plainly, this Hillary staffer thinks that diversity doesn't count unless it involves suffering.


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