Thursday, May 17, 2007

Racial Generation Gap

Reports Sam Roberts in the NY Times... New Demographic Racial Gap Emerges. Quoting Mark Mather of the Population Reference Bureau,
There’s a fairly large homogenous population 60 and older that may not be sympathetic to the needs of a diverse youthful population,” Dr. Mather said.
But older generations might not ignore the younger generations altogether since:
...older voters may be persuaded that their pensions and other benefits depend on the income and taxes generated by a better-educated work force.
They' will pay for, or agree to tax others to pay for, just the sort of education they deem fit, as long as it generates revenue for their retirement...

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