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17-10-2016, 09:43 AM
The Changing socio-political makeup of the USA
A short video by The Atlantic magazine on what has happened and what is happening here in the US with regards to religion and politics.

http://www.theatlantic.com/video/index/5...istianity/

One comment that stood out for me was when the narrator says, and I’m paraphrasing, white Christian evangelicals need to take a seat at the table without feeling that they own the table. At 45% of the population they are no longer the majority and the new generations are now less than a third of this group.

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17-10-2016, 09:50 AM (This post was last modified: 17-10-2016 10:06 AM by Gloucester.)
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(17-10-2016 09:43 AM)Full Circle Wrote:  A short video by The Atlantic magazine on what has happened and what is happening here in the US with regards to religion and politics.

http://www.theatlantic.com/video/index/5...istianity/

One comment that stood out for me was when the narrator says, and I’m paraphrasing, white Christian evangelicals need to take a seat at the table without feeling that they own the table. At 45% of the population they are no longer the majority and the new generations are now less than a third of this group.

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Thanks for the link FC.

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17-10-2016, 11:06 AM
RE: The Changing socio-political makeup of the USA
(17-10-2016 09:43 AM)Full Circle Wrote:  A short video by The Atlantic magazine on what has happened and what is happening here in the US with regards to religion and politics.

http://www.theatlantic.com/video/index/5...istianity/

One comment that stood out for me was when the narrator says, and I’m paraphrasing, white Christian evangelicals need to take a seat at the table without feeling that they own the table. At 45% of the population they are no longer the majority and the new generations are now less than a third of this group.

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Good video!

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17-10-2016, 11:47 AM
RE: The Changing socio-political makeup of the USA
(17-10-2016 09:43 AM)Full Circle Wrote:  A short video by The Atlantic magazine on what has happened and what is happening here in the US with regards to religion and politics.

http://www.theatlantic.com/video/index/5...istianity/

One comment that stood out for me was when the narrator says, and I’m paraphrasing, white Christian evangelicals need to take a seat at the table without feeling that they own the table. At 45% of the population they are no longer the majority and the new generations are now less than a third of this group.

May you live in interesting times ~ Chinese proverb

That's why you hear these rumblings of "white genocide". Dodgy

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17-10-2016, 11:53 AM
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(17-10-2016 11:47 AM)GenesisNemesis Wrote:  
(17-10-2016 09:43 AM)Full Circle Wrote:  A short video by The Atlantic magazine on what has happened and what is happening here in the US with regards to religion and politics.

http://www.theatlantic.com/video/index/5...istianity/

One comment that stood out for me was when the narrator says, and I’m paraphrasing, white Christian evangelicals need to take a seat at the table without feeling that they own the table. At 45% of the population they are no longer the majority and the new generations are now less than a third of this group.

May you live in interesting times ~ Chinese proverb

That's why you hear these rumblings of "white genocide". Dodgy


Interesting you should bring that term up. Derek Black is one of the people that popularised it however after attending a Liberal College he had a radical change of heart. Interesting story.

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17-10-2016, 01:28 PM
RE: The Changing socio-political makeup of the USA
Tangentially related is this graph. I think that this has some bearing on why the population centers are voting one way while the rural areas are voting another.

[Image: nne-GROWTH-charts-01.0.jpg]

"In the economic boom of the 1990s, most of the job gains came in less populated areas — like outer-ring suburbs and smaller cities. This seemed to make perfect sense because big cities were already densely populated, leaving little room for further development. But as this chart from the Economic Innovation Group shows, the current economic recovery has turned this logic on its head, with the biggest cities enjoying the strongest job gains.”


*There are 26 other charts that are quite interesting here.
http://www.vox.com/new-money/2016/10/10/...ng-economy

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17-10-2016, 01:33 PM
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(17-10-2016 11:53 AM)Revenant77x Wrote:  Interesting you should bring that term up. Derek Black is one of the people that popularised it however after attending a Liberal College he had a radical change of heart. Interesting story.

Indeed, I had never heard of him.
The irony of his last name struck me as apropos.

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17-10-2016, 01:35 PM
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(17-10-2016 09:50 AM)Gloucester Wrote:  [ Thought "May you live in interesting times" was actually a curse!]

Seems to fit with three weeks before the election.

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