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Texas has a large Mexican-American population

Posted by: Nikhil Jaikumar ( DSA, MA, USA ) on September 28, 1999 at 12:30:27:

In Reply to: Texan Science and Capitalism posted by Quincunx on September 27, 1999 at 19:00:23:

: Farinata: Texans with no political agendas? That's got to be a first...

: Qx: Texas is a bastion of extreme retrograde pro-capitalist bilge. I lived in Houston for a long time and believe me when I say that Texas is a right-wing hole (except for pockets like Austin). The State of Texas produces a lot of internal refugees (dare we admit it?) due to the nature of the police forces who have carved it up into a myriad of feudal territories. Any group of people claiming to be non-partisan scientists with 700 or so Texans in it is just trying to fool the public.

Woith all due respect, QX, I think that's an oversimplification. texas has a huge Mexican American population. many of these people suffer from poor education, exploitative work conditions, pollution, etcetra, so i woudl think that they would be liberal in general. Laredo, from what i've heard, is like a third world city. i can't believe that people who suffer from these indignities would vote fro a party that perpetuates them. The 'Anglo' popilation of texas may be on the avergae fairly conservative, but their fraction fo the population is decreasing. As evidence, look at teh town in TExas that recently dcelared itself officially Spanish speaking, and a sanctuary for illegal immigrants. Both of these are traditionally 'liberal' ideas.

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