My first trip out to LA was a pleasant surprise. I fell in love with the area. Everything about it just seemed to say to me "this is where you belong."
With all of that being said, the reason why biracial people like Southern California is because of the diversity. California as a whole is one of four states (along with Texas, Hawaii, and Florida) with more minorities than white people. Nothing against white people, but that is pretty sweet. It should probably add some perspective as to how diverse Southern California is when you consider the fact that Northern California might as well be called South Oregon. That's really what it is. Anywhere north of San Francisco is pretty much just as white as anywhere else. So, when you consider that, Southern California even more than just 50/50.
The thing that I love about the unique diversity of SoCal is that there isn't more of one race than another. There's plenty of black people, white people, Asians, and Hispanic people. Because of that, there's also a ton of mixing going on. My old roommate Matt just got engaged to a girl from Southern California who is mixed Hispanic and Philipino. In his eyes she's the most beautiful girl in the world. I don't know why he could possibly say that since he's definitely friends with my super hot fiance, but that just goes to show that beauty really is in the eye of the beholder. Anyway, that's a different story for a different time.
Here's what a biracial person experiences when they visit SoCal. We get off of the plane, take a few looks around, and for the first time in our lives, we realize something... we're not different, because everybody is different. Being different from everybody else is being the same as everybody else, and that's beautiful.
Is there anywhere else in the world like that? Seriously, I want to know. Is there anywhere where the land isn't dominated by white people, black people, hispanic people, asian people, indian people, etc? I don't know. Well, there's one other place... there's a verse in the Bible that talks about Heaven, and the apostle John says that in a vision he looked around and saw people from "every tribe, tongue, and nation." In other words, he saw diversity. He saw a melting pot, and I'm not talking about a melting pot like the United States of America claims to be... which is really just a melting pot of the different European countries with their slaves, and the remnants of the people they kicked out... I'm talking about something far different, and far superior. And no, I'm not saying that SoCal should be compared to Heaven. Far from it. There's still something sweet about it though.