Re: S.D.I.

01/31/05 - posted by Woody LaBounty

There are actually some pretty good statistics available on the racial mix of the Sunset in the 60s and 70s. I'll try to dig them up and post them here.

I think it's almost as fascinating the *perception* people have, what their memories call back. Did it seem all-white, or was there still a memory of the neighborhood being all-white while it had already changed?

Today the Sunset gives the appearance of a Chinese-American neighborhood, and the stats are getting up there, but there are many Irish immigrants here again, Filipinos, Middle-easterners, and Russians...

San Francisco is just an amazing town for this sort of thing.

Woody LaBounty
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