About Secret History

Commentary on Latin America.
Mostly about Mexico - but not always.
Designed to encourage readers to learn about
the apparently "secret history" of 500 million people
spread across two continents
- but not always.
You can always count on a little snark.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Barrios Norteños

I've been off flitting around Oklahoma, Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Arkansas the last two weeks (don't ask), and I HIGHLY recommend dusting off that copy of Barrios Norteños.

Last year we had a job candidate give a presentation on labor in Saint Louis, and when I asked about the dynamic of Hispanic labor in the work force he said, with a straight face, that there were not enough Hispanics in Saint Louis to pay attention to. Dude.

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