Don't you think the various Indian tribes would take issues with "...settled
first by Hispanics" ? :-)
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That's not too surprising when you look at how much of the land
occupied by this country was settled first by the Spanish. We often
see comments about how 'Mexicans' or other Hispanics are seen doing
one thing or another. But it never surprises me to find out that
their families have lived on this land longer than my family has
been here. Living a few years in Sacramento and Santa Rosa, in a
mostly Hispanic neighborhood, gave some opportunities beyond simple
Often, soon after "American" settlers took over a previously Spanish
region, the original inhabitants were _restricted_ from mixing in.
Escaping multiculturalism was not a simple task for the masses. It's
always been possible for various individuals, but rarely acceptable
for large groups.
This has helped encourage 'enclaves'. And their continued existence
is embraced by some and abhorred by others.
Given the actual breakdown of the segments of the total population
into the various minorities, I'd be interested in seeing the result
of an actual elimination of 'enclaves'. Assuming a general
redistribution across the country, on a neighborhood by neighborhood
basis, one with one hundred residents would end up maybe with 13
Hispanics, 13 African-Americans, 4 Asians, and perhaps one native
American. The remaining 69 residents would be "white" from any
number of heritages.
Of course, the previous residents of the 'enclaves' would also be
mostly replaced by "whites" who would have had to move there.
It'd be interesting to see how the elimination of 'enclaves' could
actually be accomplished.