California’s Hispanic population is about to become equal with the white population of the state within the next six months. By 2020, Hispanics are expected to outnumber whites 41 to 37%.
“I don’t think anyone cares about the racial aspect of this,” commented Ben Shapiro on the Morning Answer, “but it has attendant social impacts.”
Co-host Brian Whitman asked him to expound on those impacts. Ben responded by explaining that a lot of the people that come across the border don’t learn English and that’s a significant gap in terms of both the economy and culture.
He also pointed out that there will be a change in terms of the population in historically black areas like Compton which will result in tensions between Hispanics and blacks.
“We’re always happy when people come here,” explained Ben, “the question is how you acculturate people who come here.” He talked about how there is a big drive for the California culture to adjust to the culture of the incoming people as opposed to the other way around.
Click on the player above to hear Heidi Harris, Brian Whitman and Ben Shapiro discuss the ramifications of the shift in demographics in California.
Heidi, Brian and Ben can be heard every weekday on the Morning Answer from 6am to 9am on AM870 in Los Angeles, or online at http://www.am870theanswer.com
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