SAN DIEGO -. Most young people under 18, in San Diego, identify themselves as Hispanic over 40.1%, that exceeds 38.7% of the teens that are white.
This is shown by the local organization featured The San Diego Foundation for Change and disseminated by Sandag and 2010 Census data.
The organization, which this year celebrates its 30th anniversary and with a special event on Saturday, March 22, 6 to 9 pm at the University of San Diego Joan B. Kroc Theatre, highlights the diversity of this town, specifying that one in four San Diegans are foreign-born, and one in three household heads speak another language other than English.
John Fanestil, executive director of the nonprofit organization, said he supported and encouraged this diversity and that is precisely how the foundation was born when a small group of donors in 1983 joined the San Diego chapter of the Los Angeles based Liberty Hill Foundation.
He said that "demographic changes we are seeing in the United States are not proportionally distributed across the country, especially in territory where Republicans dominate."
Argued in this regard that "anti-immigrant policy" remains an effective strategy for many lawmakers when they think of their own electoral interests, ie, which still serves well to many Republican politicians being against reform, despite the fact level national and in the long run, this policy is hurting the Republican Party. "
"For three decades, the search for social justice and equality has been a constant struggle by this foundation that promotes social change," stated in the preamble of the organization.
At entitled "We are the Change" report, Celebrating Emerging Leadership in San Diego's Immigrant, Refugee and Border-Based Communities ("We are the change:, Celebrating Emerging Leadership of Immigration in San Diego, Refugees and Base Communities this new reality is highlighted.
The document prepared in collaboration with the Director Fanestil, Andrea Michele Rocha and Silverton, warns that "the face of San Diego is changing before our eyes and in fact over demographic change has been vertigionoso and unevenly in the 18 cities San Diego County. "
A graphic table reveals that in the 1980s, the number of San Diegans who answered the census belong to the white race was 65% in 1990, 62% in 2000 and 57% in 2010 , 49%, ie, a significant reduction in the last 3 decades.
"But neither the numbers nor insightful statistics aggregated fully clarify the civic life that is emerging from within the diverse communities of San Diego, so it is important to understand the context in emerging new leaders (local)" states in the document.
It is worth mentioning that the photo captured by El Latino San Diego is a very clear expression of the diversity that has accompanied the foundation in its 30 years of existence, it brings together Latino, Asian and Anglo, among other ethnic groups.
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