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In surpassing whites, Latino plurality points to California's historic trends

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A group of children visit the Avila Adobe, the oldest existing house in Los Angeles, Calif. When the house built in the early 19th century, the state had a large population of Spanish descendants. Gabriel Bouys/AFP/Getty Images

In California, Latinos are now the largest population group in the state. That's according to projections from experts, who say 39 percent of Californians are Latino, surpassing non-Latino whites.

Those projections still need to be borne out by hard evidence, but if they turn out to be correct, the shift will be something of a back to the future moment for California.

We're joined by Leslie Berestein Rojas, KPCC's Immigration and Emerging Communities Reporter.

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