Blacks had a better deal in Los Angeles or later on in the inland Empire. Blacks are declining in the state for greener pastures in other states. OC now basically attracts immigrants and even whites now are coming from the expensive north east rather than the mid west since its expensive. Mexicans and Asians were in the county a little more than Blacks because it was rural until about 1965. Irvine was a big Orange Grove until about 1970.