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California’s Demographic Revolution
City Journal ^ | Winter 2012 | HEATHER MAC DONALD

Posted on 02/15/2012 8:57:35 PM PST by Pelham

California is in the middle of a far-reaching demographic shift: Hispanics, who already constitute a majority of the state’s schoolchildren, will be a majority of its workforce and of its population in a few decades. This is an even more momentous development than it seems. Unless Hispanics’ upward mobility improves, the state risks becoming more polarized economically and more reliant on a large government safety net. And as California goes, so goes the nation, whose own Hispanic population shift is just a generation or two behind.

The scale and speed of the Golden State’s ethnic transformation are unprecedented. In the 1960s, Los Angeles was the most Anglo-Saxon of the nation’s ten largest cities; today, Latinos make up nearly half of the county’s residents and one-third of its voting-age population. A full 55 percent of Los Angeles County’s child population has immigrant parents. California’s schools have the nation’s largest concentration of “English learners,” students from homes where a language other than English is regularly spoken. From 2000 to 2010, the state’s Hispanic population grew 28 percent, to reach 37.6 percent of all residents, almost equal to the shrinking white population’s 40 percent. Nearly half of all California births today are Hispanic. The signs of the change are everywhere—from the commercial strips throughout the state catering to Spanish-speaking customers, to the flea markets and illegal vendors in such areas as MacArthur Park in Los Angeles, to the growing reach of the Spanish-language media.

The poor Mexican immigrants who have fueled the transformation—84 percent of the state’s Hispanics have Mexican origins—bring an admirable work ethic and a respect for authority too often lacking in America’s native-born population. Many of their children and grandchildren have started thriving businesses and assumed positions of civic and economic leadership. But a sizable portion of Mexican....

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TOPICS: Education; History; Local News; Society
KEYWORDS: california; demographic; hispanics; latino
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1 posted on 02/15/2012 8:57:42 PM PST by Pelham
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To: wardaddy; Kenny Bunk; Tennessee Nana

ping


2 posted on 02/15/2012 8:59:03 PM PST by Pelham (Vultures for Romney. We pluck your carcass)
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Read for later


3 posted on 02/15/2012 8:59:30 PM PST by U-238
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To: wardaddy; Kenny Bunk; Tennessee Nana

“Republican political consultants routinely argue that California’s Hispanics were driven from their natural Republican home by a 1994 voter initiative—backed by then-governor Pete Wilson, a Republican—denying most government benefits to illegal aliens. But it would be almost impossible today to find a Hispanic immigrant who has even heard of Proposition 187. Jim Tolle, pastor of one of the largest Hispanic churches in Southern California, La Iglesia En El Camino, says that his congregation knows nothing about Prop. 187.

“The fact is that Hispanic skepticism toward the Republican Party derives as much from its perceived economic biases as from Republicans’ opposition to illegal immigration and amnesty. A March 2011 poll by Moore Information asked California’s Latino voters why they had an unfavorable view of the Republican Party. The two top reasons were that the party favored only the rich and that Republicans were selfish and out for themselves; Republican positions on immigration law were cited less often.”


4 posted on 02/15/2012 9:11:27 PM PST by Pelham (Vultures for Romney. We pluck your carcass)
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To: Pelham

As long as MSM and the communist public schools have total control over ideas given to the children, this will never change.

We need to take over the school system (what we have is unconstitutional anyways)-—get rid of the communist textbooks—educate your own children. The Truth does not get to the Hispanics-—they are used—always have—communists are evil....always have been and they are destroying the Hispanic family as they are doing to all other groups.

We need to educate the Hispanic population with the Truth. Catholic Church has got to get rid of their communist/Satanic priests/nuns and that would be a help. Education is the most important and our schools are designed for mass indoctrination into Marxist ideology. It is our fault—allowing a DOE and communist/CAIR textbooks to indoctrinate and destroy the minds of children—now they are forcing immorality—homosexuality to corrupt their morals and reject Christianity. It will get uglier if we don’t get control of the schools and restore Classical education and teach morality-—Right and Wrong.


5 posted on 02/15/2012 9:27:26 PM PST by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just Law)
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To: Pelham

btt


6 posted on 02/15/2012 9:27:53 PM PST by Ciexyz
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To: Pelham

what are u...A Steve Sailer racist you..lol

/s


7 posted on 02/15/2012 9:33:27 PM PST by wardaddy (I am a social conservative. My political party left me(again). They can go to hell in a bucket.)
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To: Pelham

California has become Mexico. Immigrants refuse to assimilate; they view Mexican culture as superior to American culture and act accordingly. Why on Earth would anyone expect improvement? You fill California with unassimilated Mexicans and California becomes Mexico. Period.


8 posted on 02/15/2012 9:37:03 PM PST by Trod Upon (Obama: Making the Carter malaise look good. Misery Index in 3...2...1)
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‘And as California goes, so goes the nation’

Baloney.

California is headed into the abyss by itself.


9 posted on 02/15/2012 9:58:51 PM PST by AlmaKing
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To: Trod Upon

Well said. I live right in the middle of it and have watched my own city be transformed from American suburbia into a colony of Mexico. It happened very quickly once it started.


10 posted on 02/15/2012 10:06:00 PM PST by Pelham (Vultures for Romney. We pluck your carcass)
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To: AlmaKing

“California is headed into the abyss by itself.”

Believe that at your own peril.


11 posted on 02/15/2012 10:06:59 PM PST by Pelham (Vultures for Romney. We pluck your carcass)
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To: Pelham
What happened to California that turned it from Republican to Democrat? Look at the voting.

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12 posted on 02/15/2012 10:41:28 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: wardaddy

Yeah, what was with that clown posting the smear job on poor old Peter Brimelow?

I wonder if that poster is friends with that goofy Texas doctor who routinely posts SPLC junk?


13 posted on 02/15/2012 10:42:04 PM PST by Pelham (Vultures for Romney. We pluck your carcass)
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To: Pelham

This trend (in CA) is nowhere, not even remotely in sight of reaching its maximum nor reversing. This will take decades to play out.


14 posted on 02/15/2012 10:52:19 PM PST by Attention Surplus Disorder (The only economic certainty: When it all blows up, Krugman will say we didn't spend enough.)
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To: ansel12

“What happened to California that turned it from Republican to Democrat? “

A number of things working together.

Flooding the state with poor campesinos back in the 1986 amnesty worked its magic. They gained the right to vote 10 years later, and surprise, surprise, they like to vote for the party that promises a lot of free stuff.

The Silicon Valley has a population opposite that of poor campesinos, but they like to vote Left.

Losing the aerospace industry to other states hurt, too. Those defense engineers were once a backbone of Orange County’s conservative base.


15 posted on 02/15/2012 10:58:24 PM PST by Pelham (Vultures for Romney. We pluck your carcass)
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To: Pelham

I posted the answer in post 12, the Protestants got outnumbered, they are still voting as they always have, they just don’t have the percentages anymore.


16 posted on 02/15/2012 11:05:43 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: Trod Upon

I say, collect the DNA of children on welfare and compare it to that of anyone arrested. That compassionate Mexican would sing a different tune if he had to own up to fathering children out of wedlock. Pay for that child’s upbringing.

Collecting the DNA would also convict those men that got underage girls pregnant.

If the Mexican had the same fear of the IRS as Americans do, it would lead to self-deportation.

If the Mexican had the same fear of driving without a license as Americans do, it would lead to self-deportation.

How foolish is it of you people claiming it is a California thing when Obama is trying to overturn Alabama’s laws, Georgia’s and Arizona’s.

We are the UNITED States and you people have enabled a foreign country to take over California.


17 posted on 02/15/2012 11:30:29 PM PST by Haddit
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To: Pelham

“The two top reasons were that the party favored only the rich and that Republicans were selfish and out for themselves; Republican positions on immigration law were cited less often.”

The Republican Party serves the interests of Wall Street over the middle class. This was proved in the fall of 2008 when George W. Bush and his Secretary of the Treasury Henry Paulson chose to have the United States Treasury bail out the big banks instead of having the banks go through the bankruptcy process.

Through the 1990’s and 2000’s the Republican Party represented the interests of big multinational corporations, facilitating the ruinous trade and weak dollar policies which encouraged the movement of the US manufacturing base to other countries. These policies enriched the super wealthy and decimated the middle class. As a consequence real wages in the US have been flat to declining for two decades. For the first time in US history, middle class parents can expect their children to have a lower standard of living than they enjoyed.

Since the Republican takeover of the House in 2010 we’ve seen the Tea Party brought in line by the party establishment. We’ve also seen the establishment do everything it can to make Romney, the poster boy for elite crony capitalism, the nominee in 2012.

Not only Hispanics but all voters should be skeptical about the Republican Party for its economic biases. The Republican Party is all about advancing the interests of Wall Street and multinational corporations. Watch their behavior on Obamacare. They talk about eliminating Obamacare but what have they done? Boehner agreed early on with the White House to exclude Obamacare from budget cuts. Why? Because large corporations want the government to take over healthcare so corporations can realize huge savings by no longer funding employee health care benefits. This is not unlike corporations dropping defined benefit pension plans in the 1990’s and 2000’s.

I’ve voted Republican for 40 years. Except during the Reagan years I’ve been consistently disappointed as the Republican Party consistently votes to continue and expand the socialist welfare state (remember George Bush’s “no child left behind”) while embracing crony capitalism while ignoring the middle class.


18 posted on 02/16/2012 3:33:22 AM PST by Soul of the South (When times are tough the tough get going.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Pelham.


19 posted on 02/16/2012 4:27:38 AM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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To: Trod Upon
California has become Mexico. Immigrants refuse to assimilate; they view Mexican culture as superior to American culture and act accordingly. Why on Earth would anyone expect improvement? You fill California with unassimilated Mexicans and California becomes Mexico. Period.

When I took my wife to CA for the first time (LA) she commented on just how horrible the road conditions were. It was like they stopped quality maintenance and left the roads to decay. I know they'reshort on money, but the transformation was severe from what I remembered on previous trips.

And my wife was comparing those roads to those in Bogota...

20 posted on 02/16/2012 4:57:37 AM PST by Caipirabob (I say we take off and Newt the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure...)
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To: Pelham; wardaddy; Kenny Bunk; Tennessee Nana
Unsaid in this article is that thanks to illegal aliens, "Hispanics" are ALREADY in the majority in CA.

I have always surmised that the national total of "11 Million illegal aliens" so beloved of, and so frequently repeated by government statisticians accurately refers to the number of illegal Mexicans in LA County.

This also in: KB's handsome and accomplished Spanish Son-in-Law called in by school board to be offered a supervisory post. "Esperen un momento," said the resident Mexican Affirmative Action Illegal Anus, "He is not an "Hispanic!" No job for heen!

It seems there is "un problema de coloración." An "Hispanic" is apparently required to be the color of a brown paper shopping bag or better. That is, Americans of European ancestory need not apply.

21 posted on 02/16/2012 5:53:15 AM PST by Kenny Bunk ((So, you're telling me Scalia, Alito, Thomas, and Roberts can't figure out this eligibility stuff?))
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To: Pelham

In my mail from Kevin ff
“I support amnesty for illegal aliens”
“republicans are racist bigots”

This account has been banned or suspended


22 posted on 02/16/2012 6:51:21 AM PST by Haddit
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