If you've read me enough over the years--and of course you have! Ustedes love me so with your hilarious hating!--you'll know that one of Orange County's sins that embarrass me the most is the atrocious lack of African-Americans 'round here. As I've written before, out of the top 25 metropolitan areas in the United States, OC is the only one with an African-American community of less than 5 percent--and we're at 2.2 percent, according to the 2010 Census. Hey, at least that's better than our 2 percent from 2000, right?
I talked about this fact this Monday, on my latest "Orange County Line" for KCRW-FM 89.9.
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The topic was OC resolutions for 2013, and I guess I should've had a long list--but the African-American bit just bugs me so. As I note for my second resolution, until we're a county that accepts everyone, we're going to be no better than Bakersfield. Shit, even San Bernardino is better than us in this regard--and they're bankrupt.