[Ads-l] Diverse = not white

Dan Goncharoff thegonch at GMAIL.COM
Thu Sep 6 10:33:12 EDT 2018


Julie Chen is on The Talk, which comes on at 2pm on the East Coast. The
Young and the Restless is on 12:30-1:30. The Bold and the Beautiful fills
the gap. Maybe you fell asleep during your soap opera?

On Thu, Sep 6, 2018, 9:53 AM Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
wrote:

> 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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