From the article: Hispanic/Latino children make up a majority of California's under 18 population in 2010. Hispanics are 37.6% of California residents. Whites are at 40.1%.
In the conservative bastion of Orange County, for example, minorities for the first time passed whites to become the majority of the population, according to the census figures. Because many minorities are Democrats, political observers say that trend could dilute the historic strength of the Republican Party there over time.
But California's inland areas, which tend to be more conservative, saw some of the state's biggest growth. Fresno grew 15.7% to 494,665 people. San Jose, closer to the coast, grew 5.7% to 945,942.
The other big demographic group to gain in the census count was non-Hispanic Asians. Unlike Hispanics, whose growth slowed from an increase of 43.8% between 1990 and 2000, Asians kept close to their increase of 34.6% in the 1990s. Non-Hispanic blacks, meanwhile, declined 0.8% to 2.16 million.
In 2000, whites made up 46.7% of the California's population while Hispanics accounted for 32.4%.
Note that most of the cleansing had taken place before 2000. The accompanying chart shows a precipitous fall in White numeric dominance starting from 1960, even though the White population has remained relatively stable and flat. The difference, a tidal wave of Hispanic immigration, much of it quite likely to be illegal aliens, and a huge disparity in children. Hispanics/Mexicans have far more kids, not the least of which is that child-birth among this group often starts at the mid to late teens. There is a world of difference among a population that has kids in the mid to late twenties onward, and has only a few that it can support without massive government subsidies and aid, and one that has kids at 15-16 onwards, requiring massive wealth transfers from the wealthier population.
Welfare/Family Aid/K-12 Education then is basically a matter of taking money from middle class White families, that have only one or two kids at the most, and do not rely on welfare, to fund the welfare-dependent Mexican families that start with (often single mothers) at age 15-16 or so, or at best at age 18-19. This is not a recipe for social stability.
The charts and data show conclusively why California is falling apart. It is not Public Employee Unions. It is not public pensions. It is the ethnic cleansing of a stable, middle class White population that generates ample tax revenues while demanding relatively little social services, and the replacement by very poor Mexicans who have very little income and demand massive government spending.
The standard cry by educators and liberals is "educate them." Well, education has proven ineffective. Educational spending has raised reading scores in the PISA assessments above that of Mexican peers in Mexico, but still far below White reading scores (let alone Asians, who score higher than Whites). Education has done nothing to kill the poverty generation among Hispanics/Mexicans: early child-birth, in the teens, as mostly single mothers, lack of passion for reading, low literacy rates, and lower IQs than the White and definitely the Asian populations.
All the athletic coaching in the world won't make Hispanic and Mexican kids into NBA centers. They lack the physical attributes required: extreme height, strength, quickness, reflexes, explosive power, speed, and amazing hand/eye coordination. That combination is found almost exclusively among African-Americans. The Chinese, 1.3 billion strong, have produced exactly one NBA Center: Yao Ming. Athletic talent is not evenly distributed among populations, something no one would argue. Whites are poorly represented in the NBA, and not much better in the NFL. This is not the result of racism, neither David Stern nor Roger Goodell stand in locker rooms barring White players. It is simply the uneven distribution of raw athletic talent among populations. This no more makes Black Americans a super-race than it makes them inferior. They are possessed of the same "natural rights" as any one else, being a great basketball player, or able to throw a tight spiral, means only that. It does not confer moral, spiritual, or intellectual authority any more than being able to deliver a great comic performance makes Charlie Sheen America's natural leader.
All coaching can do is make Hispanic kids a bit better at Basketball. It will not prepare them for NBA careers. The same is true of education. Yes we can and have improved Mexican kids reading scores in the US compared to their Mexican peers. We still have not brought them up to the level of White kids, let alone Asian ones (who score btw higher than White children in the latest PISA round). Because of the inherent uneven distribution of IQ (and yes, Asian kids have a higher mean IQ than White kids, in test after test).
Leaving aside the ugly politics of ethnic cleansing of the White Majority population, with the cleansed or remaining minority Whites not being happy about being minorities (who would?) the economics are frightening. There is simply no way, even with punitive "White only" taxes taking almost the entire earnings of Whites, that California can pay for its social services needed to prevent Hispanic families from starving or engaging in widespread looting and Rodney King style riots/looting/mobs.
The Federal Government is broke, and various Federal levies upon the wealthier, White states to bail out California, and other Hispanic majority states (Arizona, Florida, Texas, Nevada, Georgia, Virginia, and North Carolina) are likely to be actively resisted. Who's up for another $2 of gas taxes? Or a federal levy on say, satellite TV? Or internet purchases? Or other federal measures designed to tax fleeing White people to pay for Hispanic single mothers who have kids at age 16? How popular is that?
The fiscal crisis alone is a Fort Sumter event. Nope, rebellious state militias won't fire on federal troops. The states will simply refuse to enforce or collect punitive taxes to bail out places like California. Simple as that. Creating a Constitutional Crisis aided by mob mentality. Everyone in the nation watched Wisconsin. Unions are not the only ones able to bring out thugs, and use intimidation, violence, abuse, and threats. The same tactics can be used by ethnically cleansed Whites in places like Idaho, or Tennessee, or Vermont. Not even the SWPL driven hipsters of Portland or Seattle want to give up their money, when it comes down to it, to fund the families of poor Mexican single mothers. Triple Mocha Lattes are expensive! Even more so with coffee prices going through the roof.
At some point, this crisis of far too many poor people than America can afford will come to a head. And yes the politics of ethnic cleansing will play a dominant part.