Carlson: “You are whiter than I am”
Fox News’ Tucker Carlson asked Univision anchor Jorge Ramos what he meant in his recent statement that America is “our country, not theirs.”
CARLSON: So at an event several weeks ago in February you said this, and I wanted to ask you about it, and I’m quoting you, “I’m a proud Latino immigrant here in the United States. You know exactly what is going on here in the US. There are many people who do not want us to be here and who want to create a wall in order to separate us. But you know what, this is also our country. Let me repeat this, our country, not theirs, it’s our country.” Who’s the us, and who’s the they? Whose country is it?
RAMOS: This is our country, it is yours, it is mine and it is ours. The interesting this is with the Trump administration and many people who support Donald Trump they think it is their country, that it is a white country and they are absolutely wrong. This is not a white country, this is not their country, it is ours, and that is precisely what I’m saying. Look in 2044, the white population will become a minority, it will be a minority/majority country, that is precisely what I’m saying. Latinos, Asians, African-Americans, whites, it is our country Tucker.
“Let me just point out that you are white, obviously, you are whiter than I am. You’ve got blue eyes. I don’t know exactly what you mean by white or Latino,” said Carlson.
Ramos had no answer and simply repeated his previous argument before claiming that anyone born in a Latino country is Latino even if their ethnicity is European.
Ramos is a blue-eyed light-skinned Mexican-European. Although his ancestry is not known, a picture of Ramos’ sister suggests that Ramos may indeed be more white than Tucker Carlson.
It seems odd that Ramos is salivating over the day when whites will become a majority given that he is white himself.
Demographics projections show that white people are dying faster than they are being born and will become a minority within 30 years.
Whites account for 62 per cent of the population but 78 per cent of deaths. White children under the age of 5 are already a minority in the United States.
Social Media quickly got involved in the discussion.
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The Fox News host also argued that it’s not bigoted to be concerned about changes in a country’s demographics.
Ramos countered that Americans have a duty to be tolerant of immigrants.
“If things radically change in your country it’s OK for you to say, ‘What is this?’ And maybe I don’t want to live in a country that looks nothing like the country I grew up in” Carlson said. “Is that bigoted?” he asked.