THE RACE CARD. It's worth linking to some recent Media Matters items on Bill O'Reilly and John Gibson who, rather than adopting the Robert Samuelson bad statistics approach to immigration restrictionism, have left the racism pretty close to the surface of their thinking about the issue. And, one has to concede that O�Reilly and Gibson are correct -- unless you massively reduce immigration off its current trends, America's future is going to have a much smaller proportion of white Anglos, sort of like the present-day Texas or California. What's so terrible about this I couldn't quite say, but maybe the anti-immigration folks on the right would care to elaborate and we could have a serious discussion about what's really bothering them here.

--Matthew Yglesias

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