California's Booming Latinos: 52% by 2042

"The sky is the limit for Latino children today. They're going to have a world of opportunities handed to them as the baby boomers, who are largely white, retire. We haven't felt in the past that we needed them that much. But we're going to feel it."

So says Dowell Myers, a University of Southern California professor and author of Immigrants and Boomers, to the latest report by California's Department of Finance projecting that Latinos will become the state's majority ethnic group by 2042.

The report released Monday by predicts that 52 percent of all Californians will be Latino by 2050, when whites will make up just 26 percent of the population.

See California boomin' (Sacramento Bee - 7.10.07)

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