City Journal: California’s Demographic Revolution

Heather Mac Donald writes in City Journal:

If the upward mobility of the impending Hispanic majority doesn’t improve, the state’s economic future is in peril.  

California is in the middle of a far-reaching demographic shift: Hispanics, who already constitute a majority of the state’s schoolchildren, will be a majority of its workforce and of its population in a few decades. This is an even more momentous development than it seems. Unless Hispanics’ upward mobility improves, the state risks becoming more polarized economically and more reliant on a large government safety net. And as California goes, so goes the nation, whose own Hispanic population shift is just a generation or two behind.  read more.

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