San Ramon, CA is a small suburb
in the eastern part of the bay area. Once a white, working class community, San Ramon is now becoming quite affluent with $1,000,000+ housing developments dominating the once rural landscape.
new sections of San Ramon are populated mostly by Asian immigrants and their
to San Ramon after living in San Jose, Fremont, or some other
industrial part of the South Bay Area. These
immigrant parents move
out of these
areas for the same reasons
the white populations
did in the 1970s.
Many of the children of these
immigrants, being raised in the South Bay, have taken on the mannerisms and culture
of the areas in which the once lived. Interestingly, the boys tend to think they
are black, and behave
in the traditional, suburban "wigger
" style. They
listen to loud hip hop in their even
louder, "customized" Honda coupes. For the most part, these people are laughed at by the rest
of the population who hope they
grow out of it.
Unlike the boys, the girls seem more likely to realize that they
are not black. Some however, think they
and wear the garish makeup, clothes, and hair styles often found in the less affluent Mexican neighborhoods
in San Jose.