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Gibson: “Make more babies” because in “Twenty-five years … the majority of the population is Hispanic” July 16, 2006

Posted by C.A.R.D in Babies, Children, Citizens Against Racism and Discrimination, Fox, Fox News, Hispanic, Hispanic-American, John Gibson, La Raza, Latino, MEChA, Mexican, Mexico, minorities, Racism, Racist, White.
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Is this comment that was made by John Gibson of Fox News’ The Big Story racist? Or is he right that Hispanic-American advocacy groups are set on “retaking old Mexico territories … by pure birth rate.” (Link).

Summary: On The Big Story, John Gibson urged viewers to “[d]o your duty. Make more babies,” because he had found out, from a recently released report, that nearly half of all children under the age of five in the United States are minorities. Gibson added: “You know what that means? Twenty-five years and the majority of the population is Hispanic.” Gibson later repeated: “To put it bluntly, we need more babies.”

On the May 11 edition of Fox News’ The Big Story, host John Gibson advised viewers during the “My Word” segment of his program to “[d]o your duty. Make more babies.” He then cited a May 10 article, which reported that nearly half of all children under the age of five in the United States are minorities. Gibson added: “By far, the greatest number [of children under five] are Hispanic. You know what that means? Twenty-five years and the majority of the population is Hispanic.” Gibson later claimed: “To put it bluntly, we need more babies.” Then, referring to Russia’s projected decline in population, Gibson claimed: “So far, we are doing our part here in America but Hispanics can’t carry the whole load. The rest of you, get busy. Make babies, or put another way — a slogan for our times: ‘procreation not recreation’.”

As The Washington Post reported, the U.S. Census Bureau recently released population estimates that found that nearly half (45 percent) of U.S. children under five are racial or ethnic minorities, and that “the percentage is increasing mainly because the Hispanic population is growing so rapidly.” The U.S. Census notes that, “[e]stimates usually are for the present and the past, while projections are estimates of the population for future dates.” The U.S. Census last released its population projection in March 2004 and found that, by the year 2030, Hispanics will account for roughly 20 percent of the total population in the United States. The U.S. Census also projected that Hispanics will make up 24 percent of the nation’s population by 2050. The two-year old projection has not been updated to take into account the new data on the race and ethnicity of children under five.

Gibson also noted that Europe is “not having enough babies to sustain their population,” adding that “[c]onsequently, they are inviting in more and more immigrants every year to take care of things and those immigrants are having way more babies than the native population, hence ‘Eurabia’.”

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