Live Woke or Die: New Hampshire Too White
Live Woke or Die: New Hampshire Too White
Once upon a time, back in 1984, there was a Italian-American girl with a VERY Italian last name who moved to a small New Hampshire town. The crowd gathered around to see the new kid and find out what was up with her last name and asked the stereotypical question:
“Is your father in the mob?”
The young girl from New Jersey in this case was me. It wasn’t until later on in my college years that I realized my grandfather had ties to the mob back in the day so I told inquiring minds that day that we had no mob ties, that my last name was Italian…”like from Italy” and that was all. As a young teenage girl who was bullied quite a bit back in Dirty Jersey by girls who have probably become like Theresa Guidice on Real Housewives of New Jersey, I *may* have followed up the answer to their inquiry with a few expletives and a middle finger. After all, my attitude had to accompany my half-shaved head that was then purple, the tons of eyeliner on my eyelids and the safety pins I stuck in my earlobes in protest of wearing a school uniform for years.
Cut to 2018 and this from the New York Times:
New Hampshire, like its neighbors Vermont and Maine, is nearly all white. This has posed an array of problems for new arrivals, who often find themselves isolated and alone, without the comfort and support of a built-in community.
GASP! Say it isn’t so.
What I've learned from the MSM in the past week:
– Straws are bad
– Defending Trump's star makes you alt-right
– CNN is a victim
– It's normal to be a homeless savage
– New Hampshire is too white
— John Sartori (@Old_Brooklyn_41) July 29, 2018
— 🇺🇸The Real JSBach1801🇮🇱 (@JSBach1801) July 29, 2018
The State of New Hampshire, Economic Development Director, Will Arvelo and Paula Parnagian, the diversity and inclusion manager for Eversource, the energy company that provides power for New Hampshire homes, are both behind this initiative. More background:
New Hampshire, according to NYT, is 94% white, followed by Vermont and Maine live with the disease of being 95% white.
Don’t look now, but other states having similar workforce problems have business, and sometimes governments, looking beyond U.S. borders for workers. Without some sensible regulations as to who gets in, New Hampshire and the nation are going to face more of the problems that are troubling and dividing Europe.
New Hampshire is a welcoming state. Promoting that fact is fine. But businesses expecting to solve their hiring problems are better off looking for more local solutions, such as the focus on keeping young people here and addressing education costs. And they and the taxpayer had better keep an eye on where the money for these efforts is coming.-The New Hampshire Union Leader
The premise behind this argument for “more inclusion” stems from New Hampshire’s current demographics…but let’s break this down for a moment. My family and I left New Hampshire after three years. Our departure was over 21 years ago. Why? Besides the fact that my parents got tired of shoveling snow in the winter, the reason was purely an economic one. New Hampshire is truly a beautiful state. My parents fell in love with it on a vacation one year and they bought a modest single-wide trailer as a “vacation home” that we eventually came to live in after my parents had enough with commuting into New York City. I remember having some great times there on Lake Winnipesaukee in the summer and skiing in the White Mountains in the winter. It was a playground for us but there was no promise of growth. High school kids were dropping out of school on their 16th birthdays, the girls were subsequently getting pregnant because there was nothing else to do in our small town. I got a job at a local McDonald’s to get away from that noise, immersing myself in punk rock and crushing on rock stars, was active in band, drama, Ski Club and spent Saturday nights at the roller rink. The small town I (partially) grew up in had a prep school on the hill, a downtown area so small, you blink your eyes and you’re through it and a few quaint bed and breakfast establishments that catered to, no doubt, the affluent (white) families who sent their kids off to prep school and the (mostly white) city-dwellers who wanted a dose of peace and quiet from the daily hustle. For my family, it became increasingly difficult to partake of the playground when wages were so low and property taxes were so high. There was stagnation and yes, a bit of cronyism. Despite living in New Hampshire for some time and contributing to the local economy, we were still “outsiders” and we ARE white! What did we do? We chalked our experience up to not researching the economic climate enough and moved the heck on!
For the most part, I am willing to venture that New Hampshire is still highly dependent on seasonal tourism. The cottages on Lake Winnipesaukee close down for the winter and really, there’s not much of a reason to be hanging out on Weirs Beach in January. It’s butt-cold. The Gunstock ski jumps close down for the summer. Most locals hold different jobs in different seasons. A snow-plow operator in the winter may operate a fishing charter in the Lakes Region in the summer and may still barely make ends meet. Forced diversity doesn’t do much to remedy this dynamic which is the nature of living in northern New England. But, for some reason, The New York Times feels the need to push this agenda. The very WHITE New York Times, may I add. Perhaps we should run a breakdown of diversity and demographics of the individuals on their (highly-paid) editorial staff? Anyone? Anyone? Isn’t it so cute when large media organizations do this kind of thing?
So, cast aside the white, sharp cheddar cheese and hot apple pie because it looks like the state of New Hampshire had better make some change. Let’s start with the name of their most beloved mountain range, the White Mountains. And while they’re at it, they had better reconsider renaming the town of Whitefield. So racist. And…all of the white snow that accumulates on Mt. Washington in the cold winters with some of the most brutal conditions recorded on Earth? The SJW brainiacs had better rethink this, too.