Southern California diversity may be reaching its peak
- March 5, 2012
- Leo Chavez, Chicano/Latino studies and anthropology professor, is quoted in the Huffington Post March 2, 2012
From the Huffington Post:
As Asian and Latino populations continue booming, cities with significant numbers of multiple races and ethnicities are increasing, especially in the suburbs outside of Los Angeles County, according to the report released yesterday by the Population Dynamics Research Group at the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy. Other cities, meanwhile, are losing their "racial balance" as either Latinos or Asians become dominant, the report said.... The study looked at Los Angeles, Ventura, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties over two decades. It found the white population has declined in nearly every city in the region, while the area's black population - the smallest of the four groups - has gradually decreased as well. In terms of their percentage of the population, Latinos showed the most gains in San Bernardino and Riverside counties, whereas Asians grew most in Orange and Riverside counties. But the terms Latino and Asian belie a much greater complexity, said Leo Chavez, professor of anthropology at UC Irvine. "Neither one of those is homogenous," Chavez said. "Within them are incredibly diverse populations."
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