|Fall 2015 Officers. Left to right: Laylita Day, Haminton Lam, Sokha Ny and Moe Nanami. Not pictured: James Medway.|
|WOW Fall 2015. Left to right: Sokha Ny, Jennie Ramirez and Moe Nanami.|
|First GSA Meeting Fall 2015.|
Here are some of the highlights:
- California has the largest population in the US with 38 million people. It also is the 8th largest economy in the world with $2.3 trillion.
- 27% is foreign born with over 50% native born; both are the highest in 100 years.
- Recently there has been a net migration of people leaving California but it is still a major destination for immigrants. 30-40% of US immigration occurs in California with about 80% coming from Asia and Latin America.
- According to US Census data, 39% of California's population is Latino/Hispanic. The highest percentages are found in San Joaquin Valley because of the farm-related jobs. 50% of LA's population is Latino/Hispanic and most come from Mexico.
- Whites are 38%, located mostly in northern, rural California; Asian/Pacific Islander comes out at 14% with most at the San Francisco Bay area and Chinese are the largest group. Black/African American is 6% with most found in the LA area. And Native American makes up only 1% and are found throughout urban areas.
- An interesting trend being seen now is the creation of multi-ethnic cities where no one ethnicity is dominant.
- In the 1940s, there were only three locations that Blacks could live because of deed restrictions that forbid whites from selling their homes to Blacks. This changed in 1947-48 when the law was overturned. From then until the end of the 1980s, the Black population expanded. Since 1990 the Black population has decreased as other ethnic groups have increased.
- There was no category for Asians and Hispanics until 1970. In the 1960s, there was "Spanish Surname," which also included Filipinos. From the 1970s on, the Hispanic and Asian populations increased. Hispanics were especially growing in central LA and moving into areas that were originally Black areas. The Asian population mostly increased north of downtown LA (Alhambra, Monterey Park, etc.), Cerritos, Torrance/Palos Verdes and other various places.
Here are some photos from the hike. All photos by Laylita Day.
Please join us for our next events!
Saturday Sep. 19: Fundraiser at Pizza Rev. 20% of purchases will go to the GSA. Starts at 7pm. Carpool available. Sign up here: GSA September Events.
Saturday Sep. 26: Bolsa Chica Beach Cleanup. Starts at 9 am. Wear clothes for working outside. Carpool available. Sign up here: GSA September Events.
Saturday Sep. 26: Cultural Night at Los Compadres. Food and good company. Starts at 7 pm. Carpool available. Sign up here: GSA September Events.
We hope to see you at one of our events or meetings!