Sunday, September 17, 2017

Vox Popoli: The replacement chronicles

This is an interesting paper chronicling the ethnic cleansing of Miami, as seen from the perspective of the black-run Miami Times from 1960 to 1985, as a million immigrants poured into Miami-Dade County, which in 1960 had a population of 935,047. As the author notes:

Four themes developed through the Times's editorials. The first was governmental favoritism towards Hispanics. The second was alarm because of the sudden and seemingly endless growth in population, with its attendant problems. The third was acknowledgment of the Cubans' growing economic and political power and the need to reckon with it. The fourth referred to underlying common interests tempered by local political rivalry.

Hispanics now make up 65 percent of the population of the county, with more than half of them being Cuban. 52% of the county residents were born outside the United States, while 72% of the population speaks a language other than English as their primary language.