Multiculturalism: America’s most peaceful and least peaceful states
In late April, the Institute for Economics and Peace released their 2012 edition of the "United States Peace Index (USPI)." This comprehensive report ranks the 50 states and determines which are the most peaceful and which are the least peaceful. Maine is the most peaceful state with a Peace Index score of 1.31. Louisiana is the least peaceful with a score of 4.05. Michigan is ranked 29th with a score of 2.69. You can see the full rankings here.
A first glance at the Peace Index would appear to suggest that blue states are the most peaceful and that red states are the least peaceful. By extension, it would appear that Progressive/Liberal states are succeeding whereas conservative states are failing. Nothing could be further from the truth. The discrepancies in the Peace Index are in fact a damming indictment against diversity – the Holy Sacrament of Progressivism.
Cross referencing the Peace Index with the percentage of the non-Hispanic white population in each individual state yields startling findings. The Peace Index is updated from 2010, and the non-Hispanic white percentages are also from 2010, so the following numbers are an apples to apples comparison:
Of the top ten most peaceful states, five of them are also among the top ten whitest states. Six of those top ten peaceful states are among the 15 whitest, seven are among the top 20, and eight are among the top 25. The two exceptions are Washington (27th whitest), and Hawaii (50th). Given that Hawaii is extremely small and is a major vacation destination for white folks, this shouldn’t be a surprise.
Of the top ten most peaceful states, five of them have a white population of at least 85 percent (88.7 percent, to be exact). Seven of the top ten have a white population of at least 80 percent, which means seven of the top ten most peaceful states have an overwhelming supermajority of whites. The three exceptions are Rhode Island (76.4 percent), Washington (72.5 percent), and of course, Hawaii (22.7 percent).
Of the top ten least peaceful states, five of them are also among the top ten least whitest states. Six of those top ten least peaceful states are among the 15 least whitest, seven are among the 20 least, and eight are among the 25 least. The two exceptions are Tennessee (25th highest percentage of whites, and therefore just outside the lower percentile), and Missouri (17th highest).
Of the top ten least peaceful states, five of them have a white population below 60 percent, and seven of them have a white population below 65 percent. The three remaining holdouts are Tennessee at 75.6 percent, Arkansas at 74.5 percent, and Missouri at 81 percent. That means only one state is overwhelmingly white and also relatively unpeaceful.
There are 18 states which have a white population of at least 80 percent. As was mentioned before, seven of those 18 states are among the top ten most peaceful. Furthermore, nine of those 18 states are among the top 15 most peaceful, 14 of 18 are among the top 20, and 17 of 18 are among the top 25. Once again, Missouri is the holdout. Almost every single overwhelmingly white state scores in the upper percentile of peacefulness.
There are nine states which have a white population of at least 85 percent. Five of those nine states are among the top ten most peaceful. Six of nine are in the top 15, eight of nine are in the top 20, and all nine are in the top 25. Kentucky is the holdout among the top 20. It is the 21st most peaceful state and sports a white population of 86.3 percent.
There are 12 states which have a white population below 60 percent. As was mentioned before, five of those 12 states are among the top ten least peaceful states. Furthermore, seven of those 12 states are among the 15 least peaceful, ten of 12 are among the 20 least, and 11 of 12 are among the 25 least. Once again, Hawaii is the holdout. Almost every single state where the white population is well below a supermajority scores in the lower percentile of peacefulness.
There are four states where the white population is below 50 percent. Those states are Hawaii, California (40.1 percent), New Mexico (40.5 percent), and Texas (45.3 percent). Only Texas is among the top ten least peaceful states, but New Mexico and California join Texas among the 20 least peaceful.
There are four states where the white population is over 90 percent. Those states are Maine (94.4 percent), Vermont (94.3 percent), West Virginia (93.2 percent), and New Hampshire (92.3 percent). Stunningly, Maine is the most peaceful state, Vermont is second most peaceful, and New Hampshire is third most peaceful. West Virginia is the holdout here, but it is still the 15th most peaceful despite having a relatively poor economy and a stereotypical “hillbilly” reputation.
There is a self-evidently strong correlation between the whiteness of a state and its ranking on the Peace Index. The higher the percentage of whites a state has, the more peaceful it is, and the lower the percentage of whites, the less peaceful it is. It doesn’t matter if these whites live in red states or blue states. The correlation remains the same.
So then, here’s the follow up question: Why does this powerful correlation exist? The answer is found within the USPI report. From Page 34:
Social capital measures have been correlated with for the first time in the 2012 USPI. Robert Putnam’s Comprehensive Social Capital Index is very strongly correlated to the USPI. The dataset is slightly older than the other secondary datasets, however the correlation is still strong when the Social Capital Index is correlated against previous versions of the USPI, which suggests that there is an enduring relationship between social capital and peacefulness.
And what did Robert Putnam find in his Social Capital Index? Here’s what:
After 30,000 interviews, Putnam concludes and reports, against his own progressive convictions, that ethnic and racial diversity can be devastating to communities and destructive of community values.
It’s no wonder, then, that the homogeneous white states of Maine, Vermont, and New Hampshire are the three most peaceful states in the union. You might say, “but Poole, those three states are deep blue states!” Here’s the answer to the puzzle:
European countries have done a better job of protecting workers’ salaries and rights but have been reluctant to extend the benefits of their generous welfare state to new immigrants who look and act differently from them. Could America’s lost enthusiasm for income redistribution and progressive taxation be in part a reaction to sharing resources with traditionally excluded groups?
“I do think there is a trade-off between inclusion and equality,” said Gary Becker, a professor of economics at the University of Chicago and a Nobel laureate. “I think if you are a German worker you are better off than your American equivalent, but if you are an immigrant, you are better off in the U.S.”
It’s one of the most bitter ironies in human history: Socialism and Diversity are completely incompatible.
Read the full article at: examiner.com
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