Utah has a long history of embracing minorities but let them come legally.
I have mixed feelings about many of the changes that are happening. I remember
wen you could tell when you were leaving Salt Lake City and you knew when you
were entering Murray. I also remember all the fine orchards from Orem to
Mapelton, all of which is under black top now. West Valley city sits on to of
what was beautiful farmland in 1950. The changes that apparently were
"inevitable" are not necessarily improvements in quality of life. I
miss it, and I imagine the commenters are right about the changes that will come
in the near future but I would take the farms and the orchards over West Valley
City and present day Orem any day.
Demographics are like ocean tides - predictable and inevitable.
Sounds like we are going to be like California in a few years. Sad.
I don't care if America or Utah is more white, or less white, or what our
racial makeup is, that doesn't matter to me... as long as we are unified.
It's the Division and Contention that's causing our problems, not the
color of anybody's skin.If we could get rid of the efforts to
build Division and Contention (based on race, political ideology, religious
beliefs, etc)... it wouldn't matter what color anybody's skin was.
We would all just get along.Even if we were all one race... we would
still have a lot of the contention and division we have. So racial purity is
not the answer. Neither is political-purity (if we could just get rid of all
these Conservatives America would be just fine, etc)...We need to
work on unity and tolerance IMO. Regardless of the demographics.Be
more tolerant of people, even if they aren't like you, not your skin color,
not your politcal party, not your religion, etc)Tolerance is the
answer, not purity, or insisting everybody be like you or agree with you or
else...Shaming people for not agreeing with you, or being like you
is not the answer. Tolerance is.
@Flipphone - , 00RE: "The LDS Church has and still has a strangle hold
on state but slowly, very slowly that strangle hold has began to lose ever so
slightly"...---While I don't agree the LDS Church is
strangling the State (I actually think the Church works to make the State a
better place to live, But I may be biased). But many outsiders comment on how
nice the people are here, and how clean and safe the feel when visiting here.
So maybe the Church isn't the problem.Don't know how the
topic became mormon-bashing, but seems to fit some people's agenda. But it
really isn't the topic here. The topic is Diversity. And the LDS Church
is all for diversity. Google "Diversity and Unity in The
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints"...Also Google
"Unity in Diversity - LDS.org"...Church leaders have made
many strong stands in favor of diversity and support immigration in Utah.
Don't know why they are being vilified by some as the source of the
problem, but it seems par for the course with some people.
The LDS Church has and still has a strangle hold on state but slowly, very
slowly that strangle hold has began to lose ever so slightly and I think that
is do to diversification and that is a good thing.
If you want to see the future of Utah just come visit Granger High School.
America and Utah are a melting pot and the days of perceiving itself as a
"white" majority are quickly coming to an end. The younger generations
have torn down the all white, christian walls that have so divided our nation.
Multi race families are now the norm, christianity is no longer the preferred
religion, heterosexuality is no longer the only "acceptable"
predisposition, and equal right for all regardless of gender, race,
socioeconomic status has finally matured. This is all part of the grand
experiment of America and we are heading in the right direction.
I don't know why journalists always associate illegal immigration and
"Minorities".Our immigrant population includes all races and
nationalities. You don't have to be a racial minority to immigrate to
Utah.The immigrant population is more diverse than the current
population. But I don't see why some people always spin immigration into
a racial thing. It's not about race.I just think if people
want to join us... they should want to obey our laws too. That includes our
Immigration laws. They are laws. They are there. Don't know why some
people insist they aren't valid or should not be seen as "real
laws". They are real laws, just as real as any other laws passed by
Congress and enforced by the Executive Branch.Don't know why
some Presidents have chosen to not enforce them. Usually if a President
decides to override Congress... they freak out. I assure you they would freak
out if Trump just arbitrarily decided he would not enforce the laws passed by
Congress.For some reason when it's Immigration... people think
it's OK to pretend there is no law, or not enforce our laws.Don't know why our immigration laws are seen as optional, and violating
them is OK.
@Misseleer71RE: "In 50 years the Utah and SL valley conglomerate may
be extinct and gone and repurposed back to a really little town where Mormons
now own the public buildings"...---Really?That's your fear? Mormons owning the public buildings?Not
that I think that's a likely scenario, but... what difference does it make
what church the owner of a building goes to?Please explain why
that's such a big problem (the religion of the owner of a building).===RE: "What Herbert desultory in Utah will be
ultimately revitalize the valley into something more manageable than this
eyesore we call a state now in distress because Herbert left no room for
sustainable land for growing food and farming"...---Don't
know what Herbert has to do with our State's allocation of land for
farming. But there's plenty of land available in our State. Drive from
Tremonton to St George, or better yet, get off I-15 and drive across the State
on rural roads... You will see lots of land available.Are you
talking about in downtown SLC? Herbert has nothing to do with how that land
is allocated. Talk to your city leaders. The State doesn't mandate how
land in SLC will be allocated or used.
Diversity is our strength! Because nothing makes me feel stronger
than trying to deal with people who have completely different moral values than
I do, don't speak the same language, and have completely different customs
and no knowledge of my old traditions. So, I don't know exactly why,
but I just feel stronger.
With White people accounting for approximately eight percent of the world's
population, this report shouldn't be a surprise to anyone. Especially
given our relatively open borders and irrational immigration policies. Take
into account the low birth rate of White people in the US and other areas,
compared to other racial groups, it would be extremely odd if it were anything
other than higher than projected here.
In 50 years the Utah and SL valley conglomerate may be extinct and gone and
repurposed back to a really little town where Mormons now own the public
buildings.What Herbert desultory in Utah will be ultimately
revitalize the valley into something more manageable than this eyesore we call a
state now in distress because Herbert left no room for sustainable land for
growing food and farming.