Yet economic disparity is absolutely correlated with race. Running a regression and correlation analysis on data from the fifty states plus DC, I looked at each state's population of the four major ethnic/racial groups (non-Hispanic white, black, Hispanic, and Asian) and correlated it with the variable "Median income as a percentage of Mean income" which was computed by dividing each state's median income by its mean income. The larger the difference between the two, the greater the economic disparity in the state (think of how much Bill Gates moves the mean while doing no more for the median than Joe accountant in the state of Washington who makes $60,000 a year).
I found that significance factor was virtually zero for whites, blacks, and Asians (in other words, there is a 99.9999999% chance that the correlation between wealth disparity and race is not random). For Hispanics, the significance factor .067, meaning that there is a 6.7% chance that the relationship was due simply to chance. That is due to the substantial differences in the American Hispanic community (Cuban doctors in Florida vs Amerind fruit pickers in California).
The r-squared value for blacks is the highest, at .494. But the greatest correlations exist when non-Hispanic whites and Asians are combined into one group and blacks and Hispanics into another. The significance factor for both drops to virtually zero, throwing chance out the window. The r-squared value for whites/Asians is .44. For blacks/Hispanics it is .58. This means that 58% of the magnitude of wealth disparity can be explained by the percentage of blacks and Hispanics in a state. That's enormous, and though raw, it's a powerful argument against facile comparisons of this wave of immigration to the previous three that were from Europe. It was 44% for whites and Asians (the reason this correlation is more moderate is because whites represent 70% of the country and consequently are the most economically diverse subgroup). Other groupings showed no statistical significance.
As the country becomes progressively more Hispanic and black, wealth disparities are going to continue to grow. As the white/Asian group dwindles in relative size, numerical superiority is going to shift towards the poor end as the middle class dwindles. We are moving from a middle class to society to one of economic extremes. This is fertile ground for leftist populism and quasi-dictatorship. Check out the average net worth of millionaires by continent. The fattest are in Latin America followed by Africa. Do we want to become more like Latin America or Africa?
Think it's hyperbole? As Steve Sailer has chronicled, it's moving north. Far-left candidate Andres Obrador has a real shot at the Mexican Presidency in July. He will be even more harmful to the US than Vicente Fox has been, if that's possible (he has criticized Fox for not coming down hard enough against HR4437). Some putative conservatives want to throw caution to the wind and out-pander the left. Former RNC cacique Ed Gillespie admonished Republicans in the WSJ:
The Republican Party cannot become an anti-immigration party. Our majority already rests too heavily on white voters, given that current demographic voting percentages will not allow us to hold our majority in the future...
Hispanic voting percentages are increasingly decisive in swing states like New Mexico, Nevada, Florida, Colorado and Arkansas. Mishandling the immigration debate today could result in the Republican Party struggling in these states and others in the same way it does now in California.
Are you kidding me? All the states mentioned used to be Republican strongholds. The deluge from south of the border has turned the red purple, and more immigration is going to give it a blue hue. Prop 187's attempt to lessen the incentives for an illegal Hispanic underclass did not doom the Republican Party in California. It's failure to be implemented and built on doomed the GOP. Gillespie needs to be working to halt the influx from the south. The popular support is there.
It is self-immolation for the Republicans to turn their backs on white Americans and the middle class in general, as much as Gillespie laments the fact that the Republican Party has to rely on them. When I first learned about politics, I was attracted to the Republican Party because of their supposed core values: Small government, respect for tradition, rationality over emotion, critical thought over political correctness, individual responsibility over group obligation. In the Gillespie's Republican Party, I see none of these things. Democratic leaders, worthless as they are on the immigration issue, must be given credit for being wise enough not to moan about how they rely too heavily on blacks as they pursue of more Hispanic voters (when it is clear that blacks, like whites, want stricter immigration control).