Monday, November 28, 2005

Nuevo Orleans

These days it is common to hear Spanish on the streets of New Orleans, spoken by migrant workers filling in the massive labor void Katrina has left in her wake. While this town was certainly never ethnically homogeneous, the Latin population was always relatively small compared to many other American cities. I'm curious to see if this changes that, if some of the newcomers wind up settling here permanently, and if hearing Spanish on the streets becomes a normal feature of the new New Orleans.

1 comment:

  1. I have a friend waiting for her house to be built in San Diego, but it's way behind schedule because all of the laborers have migrated to the South, where they get steady work rebuilding after Katrina. I agree; it will be interesting to see how this affects the population.