If a study came out revealing that Hispanics in the U.S on average recycle less than White people, it would be labeled as a “Hate Fact” by so-called “environmentalists” who are pro open borders/amnesty.Those for whom recycling is not an option where they live are excluded, as are ethnic categories for which sample sizes were smaller than 80:
|12. Native American||50.8|
|13. "American" only||48.2|
To some extent this could be a measure of the percentage of people clever and socially aware enough to give the 'correct' answer. That said, this suggests, unsurprisingly, that Sun people care less about environmental stewardship than Ice people do. Taking a look at the curb lines in a black neighborhood or seeing the kinds of vehicles first-generation Mexican immigrants buy when they make it in the US (they aren't purchasing Priuses) renders this result pretty predictable. Feather Indians, despite their one-with-nature stereotype, don't care much either. Lump all these NAMs in with the wrongest kind of white people.
Environmentalists who do not take a restrictionist line on immigration are unserious at best. Not only do immigrants and their descendants from the third-world emit a lot more carbon and consume a lot more stuff in the developed world than they would otherwise do so back in their ancestral homelands, they don't care about environmental concerns as much as their new neighbors of European descent tend to. Open borders not only leads to more environmental degradation, but also to less political concern about said environmental degradation.
GSS variables used: RECYCLE(1-2)(3-4), ETHNIC(N)(5,16,20,31,40)
* "Asian" is an amalgamation of five categories: Chinese, Japanese, Filipino, Indian (dot), and "other Asian"