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Race and Ethnicity in CA: a minority majority state
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Native Americans 1770-1870 CA native population fell by 90%, almost totally disposessed 1850-1863 “slavery” legalized for CA native Americans 1879 CA granted them the right to vote, although they were not given US citizenship until 1924
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Native Americans Cont’d 1969 Alcatraz--native radicalism Today about 1% of CA is Native American, mostly urban, mostly from out-of-state Who is an Indian? What is a tribe?
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Casinos 1980s Indians began running Casinos on reservations 2000 CA passed Proposition 1A enshrining right to establish casinos in CA constitution CA negotiates terms Today tribes take in over $5 billion annually--unequally among tribes tribes are biggest single political donors in CA
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Hispanics 1849 Constitution officially bilingual, recognizing large percentage of Californios bilingualism dropped in Constitution of 1879, as CA continues to “Europeanize” 1960s Growing Mexican immigration 1980s Central American immigration Today about 1/3 CA, after 2010, larger percentage than whites
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Hispanic political power socially conservative, fiscally liberal
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This note was uploaded on 03/18/2010 for the course PLSC 301 taught by Professor Diamond during the Spring '10 term at Skyline College.

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