Pugnacious pundit Ann Coulter is in the news again, talking about her latest book Adios, America!: The Left’s Plan to Turn Our Country Into a Third World Hellhole. As some might guess, its theme is that our current immigration regime — 85 percent of our immigrants hail from the Third World and Asia — is creating a historically unprecedented demographic upheaval that is changing the face of America. And Coulter, not one to shy away from controversy, has described this change as the “browning of America.”
As left-wing Daily Beast writer Lloyd Grove opines, this is “language that many doubtless will find hair-raising if not downright offensive.” Yet as he also points out, it’s merely a phrase Coulter “adopted as a negative after seeing it bandied favorably on MSNBC.” And, of course, the leftist media would never use such language unfavorably.
Except, there’s this story: The New York Times recently reported on what it calls the “gentrification” of the Mission District neighborhood in San Francisco (shown in part). Once a mostly Hispanic area, primarily white dotcommers — Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg among them — are buying real estate, moving in, and raising property values. Nonetheless, as American Thinker writes, “Nowhere in this article did the Times ever use the word ‘diversity.’ This is puzzling, because in every other article where they talk about adding more Blacks or Hispanics to a white population, they always celebrate that as the merits of diversity.” But then there’s what the Times does do: It describes the Mission’s demographic change as the “bleaching out” of “the Latino culture that drew them [the dotcommers]” to the district.
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