Mi gente, as of today, there are just as many Latinos in California as there are non-Hispanic whites.
According to MSN.com, each group totals to around 15 million individuals. The Californian Department of Finance reports that this is the first time parity has been reached and by 2014, the number of Latinos will grow to represent a great majority. By 2030, there will be 7.2 million Latinos in California under the age of 25 compared to 3.8 million white people.
Over the years, the Latino population increased through birth and immigration while the white population decreased through lower birth rates and people moving out of the state.
This demographic milestone, marked by a press conference at the state Capitol on Monday, will likely be a driving force for the state’s economic and political future.