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Fri Feb 1, 2013, 08:34 AM

California's Hispanic population projected to outnumber white in 2014

Source: Reuters

California's Hispanic population will equal that of whites this year before becoming the state's largest demographic group in 2014 for the first time since statehood in 1850, a government report showed on Thursday.

That change in the most populous U.S. state will make it the third where whites do not comprise a plurality of the population, after New Mexico and Hawaii.

The newly released report from the California Department of Finance, which regularly crunches demographic figures, says that whites comprised 40 percent of the state's population in 2010, with Hispanics at 38 percent.

The latest projections indicate the Hispanic population "will be even with the number of non-Hispanic whites by mid-2013," the Department of Finance said in a statement.

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/01/us-usa-population-california-idUSBRE91006920130201

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Reply California's Hispanic population projected to outnumber white in 2014 (Original post)
Redfairen Feb 2013 OP
DaveJ Feb 2013 #1
slackmaster Feb 2013 #7
Xithras Feb 2013 #10
BigDemVoter Feb 2013 #14
PasadenaTrudy Feb 2013 #19
slackmaster Feb 2013 #16
DaveJ Feb 2013 #18
Posteritatis Feb 2013 #20
snooper2 Feb 2013 #12
AsahinaKimi Feb 2013 #2
dixiegrrrrl Feb 2013 #4
LanternWaste Feb 2013 #15
valerief Feb 2013 #3
BumRushDaShow Feb 2013 #5
slackmaster Feb 2013 #8
John2 Feb 2013 #13
CreekDog Feb 2013 #23
nomorenomore08 Mar 2013 #26
cosmicone Feb 2013 #6
ROBROX Feb 2013 #9
slackmaster Feb 2013 #17
Comrade Grumpy Feb 2013 #11
Iggo Feb 2013 #21
ForgoTheConsequence Feb 2013 #22
nolabels Feb 2013 #24
CheapShotArtist Mar 2013 #25

Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 08:39 AM

1. All the white douche bags moved out

The second they saw the Hispanic population growing, I think they moved to the Chicago suburbs. People also left the city to the suburbs when they saw the African American population start to rise. I call them douche bags. Anyway, congrats Hispanics!

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Response to DaveJ (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 11:13 AM

7. That's a seriously fucked up race-baiting comment, DaveJ

 

People of different races and ethnicity get along fine in my state.

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Response to slackmaster (Reply #7)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 11:59 AM

10. I think what DaveJ is saying...

...is that all of the racist white douchebags have been fleeing California because the state has been getting a lot browner than they prefer. I've personally heard the whole "This state is going to implode...." speech from white neighbors as they fled north and east more than once, and it always includes some variation on the notion that hispanics are uncivilized and the increasing hispanic population means the end of California as we know it.

DaveJ is right. They are douchebags. And they have been fleeing for almost 20 years. The only pity I feel is for the people in their new homes who have to put up with their bigoted douchebaggery.

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Response to Xithras (Reply #10)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 01:30 PM

14. I agree. . . . .

While I lived in San Francisco for many years, and there were very few "douche bag" right-wingers, there were SOME. I heard plenty of their whining about the changing demographics, and California is a better place WITHOUT them.

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Response to BigDemVoter (Reply #14)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 10:49 AM

19. Amen to that! n/t

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Response to Xithras (Reply #10)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 02:11 PM

16. I'm an asshole, not a douchebag.

 

So there.

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Response to slackmaster (Reply #7)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 07:58 PM

18. Oh, I'm sorry if you think I'm race baiting.

I'm not the best communicator. I knew that statement was fierce. But I see a lot of racial discrimination, and it is often by those who claim to be the least racists, and by those who accuse others of being racist. I don't think I insulted anyone in that statement except for douche bags. I was making an observation about the demographic shift, and the attitudes of many people (those are the assholes). I could analyze things. Here is an article mentioning that CA's population went down by 100,000:

http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Californias-Population-Moving-Out-182914961.html


It also states that over half the people who moved there, moved there from other countries. I'm gonna make a moronic guess that most those were Hispanic. Now I'm no mathmertician, but if the Hispanic population grew, and the population of the state went down, I'd say that the majority of the people leaving were white. Maybe I skipped a few steps in logic there, but I think it's a fair educated guess. Now is it just a coincidence white people are leaving CA? Are they leaving because they got tired of the wonderful weather? Maybe they love -4 degree temperatures that I'm experiencing now instead. Nah, I'm going to say, based on what I've heard them say, that they are white douche bags who can't live in a diverse social atmosphere. Some of them might even be hipsters. Some might be librarians or rocket scientists. But I'm just gonna call them douche bags.

In regard to race baiting, I'm the one who thinks the above scenario is ridiculous. I'm the one complaining about it. I think people should live where-ever suits them best. But their decision should not be based on the color of their neighbors. I'm upset about that. I could just ignore the problem, but I do not like to ignore problems. There are a lot of problems that people ignore. People often wonder why I'm even pointing them out, claiming that is just the way things are... why in the world are you even bringing it up?

Anyway, I'm excited about another ethic population gaining a foothold in the U.S. This is a great time in our history. We should all be enthusiastic about it.

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Response to slackmaster (Reply #7)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 05:19 PM

20. I think the comparatively small Douchebag-American population was the only one called out there. nt

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Response to DaveJ (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 01:12 PM

12. Minnie Mouse is still there...along with Micky and Tinkerbell...

I guess not everyone eh?

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 08:47 AM

2. WOW!

"By 2020, Hispanics will make up 40.8 percent of the California population and whites will comprise 36.6 percent, with Asians at 13.4 percentand black residents at 5.6 percent, according to the California Department of Finance Report."

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Response to AsahinaKimi (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 09:41 AM

4. I remember reading this projecton more than 10 years ago.

Dunno know why it comes as such a shock to the Repugs.

And not limited to just Ca. either.

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Response to AsahinaKimi (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 01:32 PM

15. The stats look odd from a TX perspecitive.

The stats may look odd depending on where one lives...

Being from, and living in TX, the Hispanic growth is something I take as normal (my own city, Grand Prairie has an Hispanic population of over 50%). But seeing an Asian population close to 13.5% is far beyond our ken in TX-- without checking, I'd hazard that we may be 6 or 7% tops for our Asian populace. Also odd is the (to me) that the California black population seems incredibly tiny. I would have guessed somewhere in the 15%-25% range.

I suppose I had thought the CA's demographics would be about the same as TX.

Which is why it's a good thing I rarely guess...

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 09:19 AM

3. So, they'll just change the race demographic categories again to suit their needs.

I remember when race demos were only Caucasoid, Negroid, and Mongloid. Now, I think, those are all banned words, but that doesn't change history. That's how I learned them in school. Back then, most Hispanics would have fallen under the caucasoid category.

Genetically, the categories don't mean shit. They're just political categories, just tools to pit 99%ers against 99%ers and steal the treasury for the 1%ers.

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Response to valerief (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 09:47 AM

5. ^^THIS^^

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Response to valerief (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 11:20 AM

8. For many of us, race is close to being a real non-issue

 

I've been taught all my life not to judge people or make assumptions about them based on the color of their skin or their national origin. I've been immersed in a population that has a large percentage of Hispanics since I was too young to remember otherwise. I have worked with people of different backgrounds and races since I entered the workforce in the early 1980s.

A lot of us really don't care, and never have.

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Response to slackmaster (Reply #8)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 01:18 PM

13. Nobody had

 

to teach me the color of someone's skin didn't make you superior. I learned that when I began to learn everythingelse growing up. It is what you know upstairs and not because of your skin color. I've seen ignorant and intelligent people of all skin colors. Anybody with a brain can figure it out.

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Response to slackmaster (Reply #8)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 12:51 AM

23. race isn't a non issue in California, or don't you remember Prop. 187?

or don't you remember Oscar Grant?

etc. etc.

with our population race *should* not be an issue.

but i think it's a lot easier and more naive to say that race is not an issue in this state when a person has white experience to judge how racial minorities are treated here.

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Response to slackmaster (Reply #8)

Sun Mar 17, 2013, 10:58 PM

26. Same for me. But not for everyone, unfortunately.

The aforementioned "douchebags" seem to have serious problems living alongside people of other races.

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 11:02 AM

6. Any news that makes freeper heads explode is good. n/t

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 11:44 AM

9. THIS CALIFORNIA HISPANIC SAYS GREAT!!!!

 

My family also has the blonds, red heads, Japanese, and MEXICANS. Our family is very diverse just like the state. The sad thing is that the California valley and mountains are where the GOP lives. half the state wants to split California so there is a Coastal progressive and valley GOP state.

The west coast RULES.............

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Response to ROBROX (Reply #9)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 02:12 PM

17. Diversity certainly makes for a better selection of food

 

Things got a lot more interesting in Southern California back in the mid-1970s when the Indochinese "boat people" arrived.

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 01:01 PM

11. Que bueno.

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 10:33 PM

21. Again?

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 10:36 PM

22. What about hispanics who are white?

These labels are so dumb.

Part of my family moved here from Argentina. They moved to Argentina from Germany and Wales 100 years ago.

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Response to ForgoTheConsequence (Reply #22)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 02:43 AM

24. Race is just another game some of the wealthy use to divide us

Being Human is more of a philosophy rather than an actual category

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Response to ForgoTheConsequence (Reply #22)

Sun Mar 17, 2013, 10:41 PM

25. +1000

I always get annoyed by these articles about demographic shifts. Hispanic people can be of any race and come in all shades, yet they always like to group it together with actual racial groups. For example, whenever discussing voter ID laws and such, they always lump it together with African-Americans, even though Hispanic is cultural and not biological. And another thing is that they keep saying that whites will soon become the minority in California, but that isn't exactly true; it's just the NON-HISPANIC whites who will be in the minority. Hispanic and non-Hispanic whites will still be the overwhelming majority of our population here.

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