Roberto Suro

University of Southern California

Guest

Professor of Journalism at the University of Southern California and Director of its Tomás Rivera Policy Institute; author of Strangers Among Us: Latino Lives in a Changing America and Writing Immigration: Scholars and Journalists in Dialogue; former Director of the Pew Hispanic Center

Roberto Suro on KCRW

The Golden State gave the country Earl Warren, Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan. Over the last 100 years, most of the governors here, like Warren and Reagan, have been Republicans.

California featured Republican heavy hitters for decades. So why did it turn blue?

The Golden State gave the country Earl Warren, Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan. Over the last 100 years, most of the governors here, like Warren and Reagan, have been Republicans.

from Greater LA

America's Hispanic population is growing so fast that 66,000 Latino Americans turn 18 every month according to the Pew Research Center.

The Latino Vote

America's Hispanic population is growing so fast that 66,000 Latino Americans turn 18 every month according to the Pew Research Center.

from Olney in L.A.

California is called "the world's largest experiment in social diversity." Since 1999, when whites fell below 50%, there's been no majority racial ethnic majority.

A Defining Moment in the Ethnic Makeup of California

California is called "the world's largest experiment in social diversity." Since 1999, when whites fell below 50%, there's been no majority racial ethnic majority.

from Which Way, L.A.?

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