[Ads-l] Diverse = not white

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Thu Jan 3 13:45:20 EST 2019


CNN:

"Beto is not diverse or female."

JL

On Thu, Sep 6, 2018 at 5:24 PM Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
wrote:

> Maybe I didn't, wiseguy.  Julie guest-starred in that episode.
>
> JL
>
> On Thu, Sep 6, 2018 at 10:33 AM Dan Goncharoff <thegonch at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> 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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