Jorge Ramos, the Spanish-language news anchor and Mexican born anti-immigration reform activist, said white Americans will soon be the minority during a heated exchange on Wednesday during Fox News’ Tucker Carlson show (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQRvW5PzcU8).
Carlson, who challenged the anti-Trump host of Univision on his comments that America “belongs” to Hispanics, confronted Ramos on his stance that Whites will soon be the nation’s minority.
TUCKER 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?”
JORGE 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..”
Things quickly took a turn for the worst, however, when Carlson pointed out that, at least physically, Ramos appeared to be mostly white.
“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.
A visibly angered Ramos refused to acknowledge Carlson’s comments but instead pointed to statistics published by the U.S. Census Bureau that suggests that Caucasians in the U.S. are dying off faster than they are being born (https://www.census.gov/population/projections/data/national/2014/summarytables.html).
“I’m not exactly sure what that word means,” Carlson countered back. “So Latinos seem to encompass German-Guatemalans, Italian-Argentines, and Afro-Cubans, and non-Spanish speaking Peruvians,” Carlson said, adding “and blue-eyed rich Mexicans like you.”
Undeterred, Ramos returned to his original argument. “This is not a white country. This is not their country. It is ours,” he said.
According to the report, Caucasian children under the age of 5 are already a minority in the United States and, if current trends continue, will become a minority within 30 years. Currently, whites account for 62 per cent of the U.S. population but 78 per cent of all deaths.