Crazy shit from 2006 from my wife’s research into racism in LA housing:
I am 34, married with 2 kids and have accepted a new job in Los Angeles. I’d like to live in a White suburb, do you have any recommendations?
Oh no he didn’t! And then:
I turned down the job.
After seeing those Mexicans making a ruckus on the freeway on the news I realized it isn’t a safe place. I also read that prisoners are deported after their sentences back to Mexico and then they simply return to America to rape/murder again.
It’s unfortunate also that California is now apparently, “Aztlan”. What the HECK is that?
Ah. A silver lining to Richard Beddington’s racism: he gets to be some other city’s problem. Of course, according to the 2000 census, 35% of LA County’s white people live in areas that are 75% white or more. So it’s not like there’s a dearth of places where white people can escape the brown menace. And if 75% is too colorful for you? Well there’s always Malibu or Huntington Beach where residents are proudly pushing towards 90%.
The extremely diverse, Latino-majority city core has fueled the “white minority” narrative, but the truth is that there’s still a lot of white folk, and they tend to segregate themselves. So nostalgia for the good ol’ days of racial covenants seems a little displaced. Oh, and pretty disgusting too.