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San Diego ranks among the top U.S. cities in racial and ethnic, language, and region of birth diversity, according to WalletHub, a firm that studies cities, metro areas, and states for various characteristics.

Out of 313 cities, San Diego ranks 19th in racial/ethnic, linguistic, and region of birth diversity. Among 61 cities of 300,000 population or more, San Diego ranks sixth. Among the large cities, the most diverse are New York City, Oakland, and San Jose.

Beth Chung, professor of management and director of the Institute for Inclusiveness and Diversity in Organizations at San Diego State, was one of the expert commentators for the study.

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shirleyberan Oct. 6, 2015 @ 2:21 p.m.

I believe it's the "browning" of America and soon to be the primary color.

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Don Bauder Oct. 6, 2015 @ 3:14 p.m.

shirleyberan: According to the study, by 2020, minorities will be almost 41 percent of the U.S. population, up from around 30 in the year 2000. Best, Don Bauder

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AlexClarke Oct. 6, 2015 @ 5:54 p.m.

I am sure that some will have no problem with diversity and others will be ok as long as everyone stays in their pot.

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Don Bauder Oct. 6, 2015 @ 8:18 p.m.

AlexClarke: Many are uncomfortable with diversity. I often think that is what the tea party is about. Those who don't adjust to diversity will experience adversity. Best, Don Bauder

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shirleyberan Oct. 6, 2015 @ 8:55 p.m.

But the multinational multiculturalism is mind blowing at times.

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Don Bauder Oct. 7, 2015 @ 8:41 a.m.

shirleyberan: Yes, many lament the multinational multiculturalism. But remember: in earlier times in America, such as the 18th and 19th century, during waves of immigration, multinational and multicultural adjustments were even larger than they are today, I suspect. Best, Don Bauder

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Don Bauder Oct. 7, 2015 @ 8:43 a.m.

Twister: The French are so perspicacious. Best, Don Bauder

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Twister Oct. 7, 2015 @ 9:33 a.m.

Yeah, and they don't even break a sweat.

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Don Bauder Oct. 7, 2015 @ 9:46 a.m.

Twister: It sounds like you are speaking from experience. (Yes, I caught the pun.) Best, Don Bauder

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Twister Oct. 7, 2015 @ 4:38 p.m.

Je ne parle pas français, but I've been there a few times. My kinda folks.

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Don Bauder Oct. 7, 2015 @ 6:21 p.m.

Twister: You realize that your admiration for the French would not have sat well with the George W. Bush administration. Best, Don Bauder

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Don Bauder Oct. 7, 2015 @ 9:04 a.m.

HERE ARE THE BEST CALIFORNIA CITIES FOR FAMILY LIVING. WalletHub is out with another study. This one rates California cities on how conducive they are to family life.

Fully 243 California cities are rated on variables such as these: relative number of playgrounds, ice rinks, and attractions; percentage of families with children; weather; average commute time; schools quality; high school graduation rate; air quality; relative number of pediatricians; percentage of children lacking heath insurance; violent and property crime rates; housing affordability; cost of living compared with family income; divorce rate; percentage of two-parent families; percentage of families below the poverty rate and receiving food stamps; unemployment rate, income inequality, and home foreclosure rate.

Of those 243 cities, Poway is 15th, Encinitas 19th, Temecula 23rd, Santee 42nd, Carlsbad 56th, Murrieta 60th, San Diego 96th, Chula Vista 106th, San Marcos 123rd, La Mesa 131st, Oceanside 151st, Vista 173rd, Escondido 175th, El Centro 204th, El Cajon 218th, National City 229th, and Calexico 236th.

In first place are Folsom, Eastvale, and San Ramon. In last place are San Bernardino, Oakland, and Huntington Park.

Inglewood, where multi-billionaire Stan Kroenke intends to build a stadium that could have the Chargers as a second tenant, is 235th of the 243 cities. Best, Don Bauder

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AlexClarke Oct. 7, 2015 @ 2:22 p.m.

Wow! What-a-place-a-La Mesa 131st. And I thought . . . I guess not. Santee (aka Klantee and Insanetee) ranked 42nd WOW! Who knew. (I guess WalletHub did)

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Don Bauder Oct. 7, 2015 @ 3:36 p.m.

AlexClarke: One could ask if Santee is more hospitable to families than La Mesa and Carlsbad. It's hard to argue with the low rankings of El Cajon, National City, and Calexico. And, of course, Oakland. Best, Don Bauder

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shirleyberan Oct. 8, 2015 @ 11:37 a.m.

The French are weirdos. But I really take issue with blatant sexism from any belief system.

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Don Bauder Oct. 9, 2015 @ 7:06 a.m.

shirleyberan: Like Twister, I love France and the French people. It is a wholly civilized society. Best, Don Bauder

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Twister Oct. 9, 2015 @ 8:31 a.m.

The French find different hues interesting. And they don't take no $hit from nobody no time. Naturally, they're not popular here. Mostly, m'dears, they don't particularly give a damn.

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