Say it ain’t so

Nooo, not you too, Argentina!

From Disgrasian

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From this source comes their excuse:

The photo was published – without provoking controversy –
in the Argentine sports newspaper Ole on Aug 5, to accompany a preview
of the team’s first match of the tournament against Canada. It was
taken more than a week before adverts featuring the Spanish men’s and
women’s basketball teams in similar poses sparked international
criticism.

The image shows players Maria Potassa, Eva Gonzalez,
Fabiana Vallejos and Andrea Ojeda smiling broadly as they pull back the
skin on the side of their eyes, in a crude impersonation of Chinese
people. There is no suggestion that the four footballers intended to
cause offence.

more idiocy – here and here

White Americans no longer a majority by 2042

From the Associated Press

WASHINGTON – White people
will no longer make up a majority of Americans by 2042, according to
new government projections. That’s eight years sooner than previous
estimates, made in 2004.

The nation has been growing more diverse for decades, but the process has sped up through immigration and higher birth rates among minority residents, especially Hispanics.

By 2050, whites will make up 46 percent of the population and blacks
will make up 15 percent, a relatively small increase from today.
Hispanics, who make up about 15 percent of the population today, will
account for 30 percent in 2050, according to the new projections.
                        

Asians, which make up about 5 percent of the population, are projected to increase to 9 percent by 2050.

Read the article here