California’s Immigrant History

In this great article from the New York Times, California’s history, both more racists and less racist is discussed and offered up as a possible prediction for the rest of the US.

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Where the Nonwhite Population Is the Largest: Major metropolitan areas, counties near the Mexican border and the Southern Black Belt have the highest shares of nonwhite residents. (Nonwhite population share) New York Times

 

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Where Rapid Demographic Change Is Most Visible: The white population share has fallen nearly everywhere since 2000. But the change is happening fastest in rural parts of the Midwest that previously had little racial diversity. (Pct. change in nonwhite population share) New York Times

 

Please comment if you can’t read the whole article and I’ll figure out if I can send it.

Featured image: Less than half of California’s population is non-Hispanic white, foretelling the demographic change to come across much of the rest of the United States. Monica Almeida/The New York Times.

 


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