Latinos Taking Over America: Population Surpasses 50 Million (Lou Dobbs Reportedly Depressed)
Jessica Alba is coming to your town.
Last time we visited this topic we said the worst fears of some racists are being realized: Latinos are taking over California.
Well, sorry to break it to you, Lou Dobbs, but Latinos appear to be taking over the rest of the nation as well.
And in a hurry.
Yep, the Los Angelesization of the U.S.A heartland is underway (and we bet you can't wait to get your own neighborhood bacon-wrapped hot dog cart):
U.S. Census figures unleashed Thursday show that the Latino population in the country surpassed the 50 million mark for the first time, at 50.5 million.
UCLA Men's Soccer v Oregon State & UCLA Women's Soccer v Stanford
TicketsThu., Oct. 26, 4:30pm
CSUN Womens Soccer
TicketsThu., Oct. 26, 7:00pm
Los Angeles Lakers vs. Toronto Raptors
TicketsFri., Oct. 27, 7:30pm
UCLA Women's Soccer v California & UCLA Men's Soccer v Washington
TicketsSun., Oct. 29, 1:00pm
South Bay Lakers vs. Northern Arizona Suns
TicketsSun., Oct. 29, 7:00pm
That's nearly one in six Americans.
The country added 15 million of us from 2000 to 2010. Ay dios mio. That's an increase of 43 percent.
Our baby makin' ways and cousin-smugglin' forays (we kid) meant that Latinos accounted for more than half the country's growth in the last decade.
(Growth, folks, can be good. Not to make light of the situation in Japan, but its population is aging in a bad way in terms of productivity and the economy).
Still, Lou, you can breath easy. We don't want to re-conquer the country. (You know: You're married to one of us). And remember, we didn't land in America, America landed on us. And then put a fence up.
And, hey, 72 percent of Americans still identify as white. And that's not even counting Jessica Alba.
Get the ICYMI: Today's Top Stories Newsletter Our daily newsletter delivers quick clicks to keep you in the know
Catch up on the day's news and stay informed with our daily digest of the most popular news, music, food and arts stories in Los Angeles, delivered to your inbox Monday through Friday.