Gabriel San Roman
Study: OC Whites Want Nothing to Do With Mexicans—But Asians Are Okay!
Updated: Aug 28, 2020
Back in the day, Orange County's segregated ways kept non-white folks in their place. Brea used to be a "sundown town," meaning blacks had to get out at dusk—or else! Whites didn't want the Mexican Bernal family moving into their Fullerton neighborhood until he beat them in court. Anaheim's Pearson Park had a segregated pool policy. And, of course,five Mexican families sued in Mendez, et al, v. Westminster to fight segregated OC schools. But those days are long gone, right? A new UCLA study published last week begs to differ, finding that even with rising diversity, OC isn't becoming an integrated shade of orange, especially when it comes to Mexicans.
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