July 10, 2007

WHO WILL TELL TANKREDO?:

60 million Californians by mid-century: Riverside will become the second most populous county behind Los Angeles and Latinos the dominant ethnic group, study says. (Maria L. La Ganga and Sara Lin, July 10, 2007, LA Times)

Over the next half-century, California's population will explode by nearly 75%, and Riverside will surpass its bigger neighbors to become the second most populous county after Los Angeles, according to state Department of Finance projections released Monday.

California will near the 60-million mark in 2050, the study found, raising questions about how the state will look and function and where all the people and their cars will go. [...]

The figures show that the majority of California's growth will be in the Latino population, said Dowell Myers, a professor of urban planning and demography at USC, adding that "68% of the growth this decade will be Latino, 75% next and 80% after that."

That should be a wake-up call for voting Californians, Myers said, pointing out a critical disparity. Though the state's growth is young and Latino, the majority of voters will be older and white — at least for the next decade.

"The future of the state is Latino growth," Myers said. "We'd sure better invest in them and get them up to speed…. Older white voters don't see it that way. They don't realize that someone has to replace them in the work force, pay for their benefits and buy their house."


The Right apparently doesn't realize either.

Posted by Orrin Judd at July 10, 2007 9:18 AM
Comments

The left simply can't figure out that Latinos, as millions of other Americans did before them, will do what's best for them, not what some "expert" predicted ten years earlier.

Posted by: erp at July 11, 2007 9:13 AM

It's fait accompli, I agree. But, only because Bush has instituted Mexican only immigration. Hardly surprising that there is a little kicking by some at such brute imposition of a mono-lithic immigrant population.

Posted by: Benny at July 11, 2007 1:00 PM

Racism is never surprising.

Posted by: oj at July 11, 2007 3:00 PM

OJ: Do you think Bush has purposefully instituted the current de facto Mexican only immigration regime? If so, why?

Posted by: Benny at July 12, 2007 12:11 PM

No. Nor is there one.

Posted by: oj at July 12, 2007 3:59 PM
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