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Latino Daily News

Thursday May 5, 2011

Diversity Capital of the World No Longer Los Angeles but New York

Diversity Capital of the World No Longer Los Angeles but New York

Photo: New York City Most Diverse

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The definition of diversity means ‘having or being composed of variety’ so when a minority has become a majority like the Hispanic population in Los Angeles – they are no longer deemed diverse.

The current census analysis has found that New York, especially areas like Brooklyn, are the most diverse with no one ethnicity dominating. 

Both Los Angeles and New York city experienced about the same growth in population (approximately 2.3%), both saw increase in Asians and Hispanic populations and declines in white and black populations.  So why is one more diverse than the other? 

It’s the mix of the ethnicities that has changed in New York.  The Asian population in New York grew by 31.8 percent buffering the growth of 8.1 percent by Hispanics – i.e. there is a little bit of everything in New York.

Regardless of which city is the most ethnically diverse the nationwide trend that came out of the 2010 census is that more than 50 percent of all U.S. cities have non-white majorities.