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Fri Feb 1, 2013, 12:44 AM

California's Hispanic population projected to outnumber white in 2014

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 shift is occurring alongside nationwide growth in the Hispanic population, which grew to 16.7 percent of the total in 2011 from 12.5 percent in 2000, according to U.S. Census figures.

It also comes amid a national debate on immigration that Democratic President Barack Obama waded into this week when he outlined his goals for immigration reform in a speech in Las Vegas.

http://news.yahoo.com/californias-hispanic-population-projected-outnumber-white-2014-030521123.html

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 01:40 AM

1. What is interesting is that on a mortgage loan application....

If the loan officer ever sees you face to face, or can make a determination off of your drivers license, they have to check race AND ethnicity.

If under "Race" you check "White", then under ethnicity, you have to check "Hispanic or Latino" or "Not Hispanic or Latino". So they are not mutually exclusive by some definitions.

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Response to Socal31 (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 02:33 AM

2. That's the case with just about everything in government paperwork I think. n/t

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Response to Socal31 (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 11:13 AM

5. Because hispanic is not a race (nor is anything really for that matter, it is all essentially

a social construct).

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Response to SWTORFanatic (Reply #5)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 01:14 PM

6. So what editor approved the headline to this story?

n/t

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 10:13 AM

3. Yup. Times are changing in the US

But I had heard that it was Latino's who were 18 and younger who outnumbered whites who were 18 or younger. Maybe I heard wrong.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 11:03 AM

4. I'm still troubled by the apples and oranges here: hispanics may be of any race, and are often white

Do they mean hispanics will outnumber non-hispanic whites?

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