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I t was another sun-kissed afternoon in Huntington Beach this week, the seafront a playground. Surfers skimmed the waves. Volleyballers leaped and shrieked. Sunbathers splayed on the sand. Families paraded the boardwalk.
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Almost everyone had brown skin, though really they were white, just with tans. Those with permanent brown skin, Latinos, were mostly miles inland, on the other side of the freeway. His heritage was Puerto Rican, but Montanez did not identify with, nor yearn to see, the absent Latinos. Huntington Beach was fine just as it was.
There is little chance the social services worker will feel forced to flee his home, at least not on of Latinos. Orange County, a cluster of cities and freeways tucked between Los Angeles and San Diegois known for being white and politically conservative.
A sub-group of neo-Nazi surfers acquired notoriety for daubing swastikas on boards. In fact, over the past two decades, the county has become diverse to the point that whites are no longer a majority. But melting pot it is not.
Economics explains much of this. Whites are wealthier and can afford pricey coastal real estate. Most Latinos cannot.
'they just don't fit in': ucla study links racism and segregation in orange county
Many observers have long suspected racism, too, but the evidence has been anecdotal. Now there is an academic study bolstering the case that racism does indeed fuel the segregation. It is based on in-depth interviews with 40 white residents inconducted by two white researchers Lacaya contracted to encourage candour. The random sample was aged 25 to 61 and mostly middle to upper class professionals involved in law, real estate, sales and marketing.
A small sample, but with striking findings. Asians, in contrast, were deemed assimilated to white American norms and values. People made intentional decisions to keep it so, she wrote. Examples included a year-old repo company owner named Mark.
Ask a mexican: why do successful mexi men marry white women?
How stupid are you? In an interview this week, Lacayo said whites used parking fees, homeowner association rules and gated communities to deter unwanted visitors and settlers, even middle-class Latinos. They resisted the transport of Latino children to white-majority schools and expressed willingness to withdraw their children from integrated schools. Those interviewed by the Guardian on the boardwalk — a very unscientific sample of teenagers, fortysomethings and pensioners — bristled at any suggestion of prejudice. We all get on.
Ask a Mexican and you get a very different perspective. Trolls routinely assail Arellano and still ask about Latinos wearing clothes in the seabut public discourse has evolved, he said. No politician is stupid enough to be that blatant anymore.
They code it as about illegal immigration. The Orange County Register recently crunched census data showing the region had become slightly more diverse sincelargely due to Latinos and Asians moving into white areas. The median of the Diversity Index, a statistical tool, nudged from 48 to 54, meaning that in a typical neighborhood there is a better than even chance that two random residents will belong to different ethnic groups. But unless whites move to Latino areas such as Santa Ana, which demographers say is unlikely, the metropolis will remain segregated.
Still, even Huntington Beach yields little surprises. Richard, a year-old longshoreman who declined to give his last name, was in a Mexican restaurant tucking into a taco. White male, blue-collar job, from a family of Trump supporters. But he himself loathed the GOP candidate. So did somebody else in his neighbourhood, he smiled, showing a photo on his phone: a car with a Trump sticker vandalised with spray paint. Trump Chump. Two boys run near Huntington Beach pier.
Orange County is known for being white and politically conservative, but is now more diverse than ever and largely segregated. Rory Carroll. Mon 19 Sep Latino students win battle to wear Dump Trump shirts to school.
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