I’ve ready pointed out that studies prove increased diversity creates distrust and destroys social cohesion as well as setting the stage for inter-ethnic violence. A few months ago, a new study came out showing that contact with increasing racial diversity awakened and hardened racial group identity in a majority of white Americans.
The U.S. Census Bureau projects that racial minority groups will make up a majority of the U.S. national population in 2042, effectively creating a so-called majority-minority nation. In four experiments, we explored how salience of such racial demographic shifts affects White Americans’ political-party leanings and expressed political ideology. Study 1 revealed that making California’s majority-minority shift salient led politically unaffiliated White Americans to lean more toward the Republican Party and express greater political conservatism. Studies 2, 3a, and 3b revealed that making the changing national racial demographics salient led White Americans (regardless of political affiliation) to endorse conservative policy positions more strongly. Moreover, the results implicate group-status threat as the mechanism underlying these effects. Taken together, this work suggests that the increasing diversity of the nation may engender a widening partisan divide.
The implicitly white backlash against the first African-style government in the U.S. is just the start. Diversity is fundamentally self-defeating because the more of it you get, the greater the strength of group identities destructive to egalitarian diversity become, and the less likely people are to believe the lies used to promote it. The multiracial experiment in America has only been as successful as it has thus far because the majority of whites were willing to play ball as long as it didn’t directly affect them. But as this study shows, once whites lose the ability to outvote other groups, control their communities, and retain a fair share of the pie, this acquiescence ends. Proponents of diversity, amnesty, and open borders are making a mistake in drawing extrapolations into the future based on previous years when whites were a super-majority. The closer and closer we get to a racial plurality in this country, the less and less of a linear progression race relations will become.