[Ads-l] Diverse = not white

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Thu Sep 6 09:52:39 EDT 2018


Cf., e.g., my post of May 17, 2017:

> "Being a member of a minority ethnic group":

_The Young and the Restless_ (CBS-TV) (today): [To Julie Chen;] You faced
head-on challenges for being diverse and a female.

On Thu, Sep 6, 2018 at 9:31 AM David Wilton <dave at wilton.net> wrote:

> On yesterday’s NPR Politics Podcast reporter Asma Khalid said that Ayanna
> Pressley’s “district is not nearly as diverse as the district where
> Ocasio-Cortez won” (11 min, 20 sec). It seems that Khalid is using
> “diverse” to mean less white rather than, to use M-W’s definition,
> “composed of distinct or unlike elements or qualities.”
>
> The two districts both have a varied ethnic breakdown, but if anything,
> Ocasio-Cortez’s NY-14 district is less varied than Pressley’s MA-7. The
> NY-14 is heavily Hispanic, just 0.2% shy of a Hispanic majority. No ethnic
> group in the MA-7 has numbers than high, but it does have a plurality of
> whites at 34%.
>
> According to Wikipedia, Ocasio-Cortez’s NY-14 is:
> 50%  Hispanic
> 18%  White
> 16%  Asian
> 11%  Black
> 4%   Other
>
> Pressley’s MA-7 is:
> 34%  White
> 27%  Black
> 22%  Hispanic
> 11%  Asian
> 8%   Other
>
> (Numbers don’t add to 100 due to rounding.)
>
> “Midterm Update: Ayanna Pressley’s Upset Victory Shows Power of Women of
> Color.” NPR Politics Podcast, 5 September 2018.
> https://www.npr.org/2018/09/05/644917928/midterm-update-ayanna-pressleys-upset-victory-shows-power-of-women-of-color.
>
>
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Massachusetts%27s_7th_congressional_district
>
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York%27s_14th_congressional_district
>
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