Stockton is the most racially diverse city in America, according to a new study by U.S. News and World Report.
Seven of the 10 most diverse cities are in California — Oakland came in second, and Sacramento third.
In Stockton, people of color make up 78 percent of the population with Hispanics accounting for more than 40 percent of the total. In Sacramento, 67 percent are people of color.
Vice Mayor Dan Wright said the report notes that the city has a scarred past of leaving communities of color behind.
“I’m not surprised that we’re not there yet but at least we’re working for it,” he said. “And I think you can look at Stockton and you can see all over the place evidence that we have momentum.”
The other California cities that made the top 10 are Long Beach at No. 5, San Jose at 6, Los Angeles 8, and Fresno 9.
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