The story is similar at other high schools across the region. Fremont's student
population used to be 96 percent African American; it is now 90 percent Latino. Jefferson, once 68 percent Latino, is now 91 percent Latino. Jordan has seen its African American population fall from
94 percent to 20 percent; its Latino population is now 79 percent Latino.
Areas that were once predominantly Caucasian are also changing: Latino students now make up 50 percent or more of the student body in the areas cited in the article. Combined, Latinos and Asians will make up 80 percent of the population in L.A. County by 2050, according to state figures. Meanwhile, the number of soccer players in California has grown by a whopping 13 percent since 2005. Expect it to grow even further.