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Sorry New York, California Is Just Better Now - Eater
So collectively, Los Angeles and the Bay Area project out into the world enlightened multiculturalism, casual confidence, quality born from exceptional farming, freethinking (dishes can taste of a specific village in Mexico or a chef’s tinkerings; if it truly hangs together both are okay!), luxury, and accessibility.
food  california  nyc  chicago  losangeles  sanfrancisco  oakland  cooking  restaurant  immigration 
8 weeks ago by allaboutgeorge
Darkness in The Sunshine State • Alex Webb • Magnum Photos
I often find something a little ominous in Florida. Some kind of trouble or—at the very least, uncertainty—seems to lie just below the surface. Perhaps it’s because many come to Florida in search of youth, sex, sun, or, for immigrants, some version of the American Dream. And most are woefully disappointed.
photography  photojournalism  florida  immigration  weather 
11 weeks ago by allaboutgeorge
NYTimes: Facebook Fueled Anti-Refugee Attacks in Germany, New Research Suggests
Their reams of data converged on a breathtaking statistic: Wherever per-person Facebook use rose to one standard deviation above the national average, attacks on refugees increased by about 50 percent.

Nationwide, the researchers estimated in an interview, this effect drove one-tenth of all anti-refugee violence.

The uptick in violence did not correlate with general web use or other related factors; this was not about the internet as an open platform for mobilization or communication. It was particular to Facebook.
socialnetworking  socialmedia  facebook  immigration  news  journalism  web  community  communication  identity  research 
12 weeks ago by allaboutgeorge
A growing number of California detainees are Indians crossing through Mexico to seek asylum
By early August, about 380 of the 680 migrants at the Victorville facility were Indian nationals, according to the Federal Bureau of Prisons, sent there as civil rather than criminal detainees pending the outcome of their immigration cases.

In addition, about 40% of the detainees at Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Imperial Valley facility are from India, a spokeswoman said. Nearly 20% of detainees at ICE’s Adelanto processing center are Indian.
immigration  india  ice  mexico  migration  prison 
august 2018 by allaboutgeorge
Public transport is in decline in many wealthy cities - Missing the bus
In southern California, public transport is heavily used by poor immigrants, particularly immigrants from Mexico and Central America. But research by Michael Manville and others at the University of California, Los Angeles, finds that this group are rushing onto the roads behind their own steering-wheels. Between 2000 and 2015 the proportion of Mexican immigrant households without a car fell from 16% to 5%.
transit  transportation  mobility  california  mexico  cars  immigration 
june 2018 by allaboutgeorge
Catapult | Writing Letters to Mao | Jennifer S. Cheng
All writers in some way compose love letters to their obsessions. A letter can be a document of deep ambivalences, contradictions, and silences, submerged in the complexities of shared and unshared histories. Or: a longing to locate two disparate points in an expanse of sky.
writing  china  asian  asianamerncan  memory  immigration  history  power 
april 2018 by allaboutgeorge
BBC - Travel - How Italians influenced a South American dialect
Lunfardo spread through everyday conversation, and it wasn’t long before the slang started appearing in literature, journalism and even theatre. But it was the birth of the tango-canción (tango song) that cemented lunfardo’s role in Argentinian culture.
language  argentina  southamerica  spanish  immigration  hiphop  music  creativity 
january 2018 by allaboutgeorge
BBC - Travel - The surprising origin of Argentina’s brazen pastry names
Now when I visit my favourite Buenos Aires cake shop and order a bag full of friar’s balls and little cannons, I know I’m not only about to enjoy something sweet with my café con leche, but I’m also honouring a fight for equality.
argentina  food  history  politics  anarchism  labor  language  southamerica  immigration 
january 2018 by allaboutgeorge
SA Current - Blogs - Straight from the Arizona Gulag: Linda Ronstadt in SA
If this Q & A were a song, it would be called “We Need A Lot More Rancheras (And A Lot Less Rock And Roll).”

And, of course, it would take up a whole album side.
music  interviews  immigration  texas  arizona  mexico  usa  latino  politics  culture  identity 
november 2009 by allaboutgeorge
African immigrants help shape Portland's small black community - Breaking News From Oregon & Portland - OregonLive.com
"African American is birth and tradition, but it's also who people say you are," she says. "It's not enough to be African, because that's just who you are by yourself. If you are African American, then you are part of a community."
race  portland  black  oregon  africa  food  immigration  identity  community 
january 2009 by allaboutgeorge
The World - India Calling - NYTimes.com
"If there is a creative class, in Richard Florida’s phrase, there is also emerging what might be called a fusion class: people positioned to mediate among the multiple societies that claim them."
india  business  globalization  diaspora  creative  immigration  usa  class  culture  society 
november 2008 by allaboutgeorge
National Post: Immigrants flocking to smaller cities
"I have a cousin who says, ‘Why do you want to go to Saskatoon? There's nothing there!' I said, ‘That's why! There's something there, but it's not the big city that we're trying to get away from.'"
cities  immigration  canada  identity  diversity  language 
july 2008 by allaboutgeorge
globeandmail.com: Our part-time home and native land
"We give a very different message. We tell them that it's a good place to do business — implicitly 'for a while' — and that you don't have to give up your prior identity, and by and large Canada has done very well in this way."
canada  politics  immigration  education  business  identity  asian  china  india 
july 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Neurotic Neologisms – Wanting to be American
"Know that every single cent you’re offering me is either going directly back into the site, or funding my bid to be a U.S. citizen." Damn straight, that's a worthy cause.
immigration  usa  sanfrancisco 
june 2008 by allaboutgeorge
CBC Radio | The Current | Whole Show Blow-by-Blow
"We heard some musings from Sean Cole, an American radio reporter based in Boston who not-so-secretly pines to be a Canadian. But that dream inspired some grappling with our perceived differences [...]"
usa  identity  canada  immigration  travel  aesthetics  sports  hiphop  business  marketing 
june 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Reinforcing Negative Images At Dulles - washingtonpost.com
"The continued poor treatment of foreigners at American airports is insulting and results in affirming and entrenching the negative American image abroad."
immigration  travel  usa  terrorism  airport 
may 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Salon.com News | So long, Canada
"The real cultural dividing line on this continent is not the Canadian border, but the Ohio River. America's Northern states would fit more amicably into a union with Ontario and Nova Scotia than the one with Arizona and Texas."
usa  canada  immigration  identity  security  travel 
may 2008 by allaboutgeorge
How India 'Colonized' Britain - TIME
"Irrespective of the kind of things that happened in our past we owe a lot to Britain. And now that it's our turn in the sun of course we look at British things in a desirable way."
india  uk  culture  immigration  asia 
april 2008 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: Where Boys Grow Up To Be Jihadis
“Terrorism is really a collective decision, not an individual one. It’s about kinship and friendship.”
iraq  islam  journalism  news  politics  psychology  religion  social  terrorism  violence  men  identity  africa  morocco  spain  war  middleeast  immigration  europe 
december 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Tighter Border Delays Re-entry by U.S. Citizens - New York Times
“These two communities are very interlinked, not only by trade and commerce, but by family, religion, education. When a person leaves El Paso to go to Juárez, it’s like going across the street. They don’t consider it leaving the country."
immigration  usa  mexico  travel  family  religion  education  texas 
october 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Tony Gleaton aims lens at black Mexicans - Los Angeles Times
"A lot of what we believe now is based on the myth of the past. And there are a lot of interesting things that most people don't know."
race  mexico  photography  art  travel  interviews  ethnicity  beauty  aesthetics  latino  black  immigration 
october 2007 by allaboutgeorge
newsobserver.com | Officials set citizenship test questions
"One question that survived the cut is 'What did Martin Luther King Jr. do?' Among the possible answers are: Fought for civil rights and worked for equality for all Americans."
usa  immigration 
september 2007 by allaboutgeorge
U.S. Tour Industry Focuses on Foreigners -- chicagotribune.com
"It's a perception issue. It's very easy for the negative stories to get, No. 1, blown out of proportion and, No. 2, to spread far and wide."
immigration  travel  transportation  newyork  nyc  terror  terrorism  september11 
september 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Ireland Learns to Adapt to a Population Growth Spurt - New York Times
“The benign outlook is that we have tackled our services and, like Switzerland or Luxembourg, we have great wealth and a great quality of life. The smaller countries can do it right.”
ireland  culture  immigration  europe  africa 
august 2007 by allaboutgeorge
In Cultural Haven, Cubans Need Not Choose Sides - New York Times
"Here, what’s important is your work, not your biography. In a city like Miami people want to know who you are, what you think, when you left. They want to know who they are talking to. Here, the outlines are fuzzier."
immigration  spain  europe  cuba  politics  music  culture 
august 2007 by allaboutgeorge
American Gods: A repository of folklore, mythology, and tales.
"[Myths] are tales for the communication of mores and ethics of a society, cautionary stories, a means of transmitting one's understanding of the world and a person's place in it."
story  usa  books  novels  fiction  history  immigration 
august 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Canada’s Policy on Immigrants Brings Backlog - New York Times
"Nearly two-thirds of Canada’s population growth comes from immigrants, according to the 2006 census, compared with the United States, where about 43 percent of the population growth comes from immigration."
immigration  canada  usa  law  government  society  jobs 
june 2007 by allaboutgeorge
What does it mean to be British? | Focus | The Observer
"A nation's culture does matter in some ways, [b]ut instead of grieving for what it has lost, in terms of its culture, Britain should celebrate what it has gained in exchange."
immigration  uk  politics  power  community  culture  identity 
june 2007 by allaboutgeorge
GOP Hard Line on Immigration Undermines Hispanic Support - The Huffington Post
"Most GOP House members have very safe, and often very conservative, districts. They face little danger of a serious Democratic challenge in the general election. Instead, the major threat to re-election is a primary challenge from the right."
immigration  gop  republicans  congress  politics  elections  2008  latinos  latino 
june 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Anti-immigrant in Black Face - NAM
"[S]omewhere along the line he fell prey to the emotional and hallucinatory appeal of attacking immigrants as a means of saving the Black worker. Not only is this morally bankrupt, but it is also politically bankrupt."
immigration  identity  black  latino  work  jobs  politics  marketing 
may 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Muslims assimilate better in U.S. than Europe, poll finds - International Herald Tribune
"African-American Muslims were more than three times as likely as Muslim immigrants - the largest numbers coming from Pakistan, Iran, India and Lebanon - to express dissatisfaction with national conditions."
islam  religion  polls  usa  india  iran  lebanon  pakistan  race  identity  ethnicity  immigration 
may 2007 by allaboutgeorge
The Realignment of America - WSJ.com
"The nation's center of gravity is shifting: Dallas is now larger than San Francisco, Houston is now larger than Detroit, Atlanta is now larger than Boston, Charlotte is now larger than Milwaukee."
demography  cities  immigration  usa  population  ethnic  identity  aging 
may 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Salon.com News | Northern exposure
"Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau welcomed war deserters, declaring 'Canada should be a refuge from militarism.' Richard Nixon called him an 'asshole,' to which Trudeau allegedly responded, 'I have been called worse things by better people.' "
usa  canada  iraq  war  vietnam  politics  immigration 
may 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Nicholas Eberstadt - America the Fertile - washingtonpost.com
"Whatever else may be said, if our American 'moment' passes or U.S. power in other ways declines in the coming decades, demographics is not likely to be the culprit."
sex  gender  religion  demography  usa  europe  russia  immigration  globalization  latinos  white 
may 2007 by allaboutgeorge
When ethnicity brings an unwelcome focus - Los Angeles Times
"They know there's a rush to judgment about foreigners. This sent a warning signal to them: 'We'd better get out in front of this fast.' Is that fair? No. But the reality is there's a long history of stereotyping Asians in this country."
ethnicity  race  crime  immigration  media 
april 2007 by allaboutgeorge
The Exponent: Study finds many immigrants among black college students
"(I) am somewhat offended when people see me as merely filling a quota. I came from a country where I am in the majority, so it is still hard for me to wrap my mind around the many differences people seem to focus on in this country."
immigration  education  black  college  africa  usa  identity 
april 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Vancouver Magazine: The New Seattle
"[W]ealth here was generated by scooping up minerals, knocking down forests and, since 1986, harvesting the last of our non-renewable natural resources: water-view real estate."
vancouver  canada  seattle  washingtonstate  travel  identity  cascadia  immigration  environment 
april 2007 by allaboutgeorge
The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears - Dinaw Mengestu - Books - Review - New York Times
"[T]heir memory game: name an African dictator, then recall the country and the year he seized power. Bukassa. Mobutu. Amin. They have memorized the details of some 30 African coups. When the coups stop, Joe declares, so will their game."
reviews  africa  books  fiction  immigration  usa 
march 2007 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: The Endless Journey Home
"The theme I’m most interested in is, can a foreigner be a native? I’m interested in the seesaw of it, because I’m not sure that in the deepest way that’s possible. Ultimately you have to understand where you came from. Otherwise you’re lost.”
india  cinema  identity  immigration  ethnicity 
march 2007 by allaboutgeorge
News - Immigration debate, with an Irish spin - sacbee.com
"They'd never imagine that the San Francisco nanny feels a special bond with millions of others, most from Latin America or Asia, who are illegal immigrants -- just as she is."
immigration  ireland  sacramento  bayarea  mexico 
february 2007 by allaboutgeorge
BoGlobe: Indian immigrants enticed to go home
"Let me put it this way -- after living 20 years in the Bay Area I had 80 telephone numbers in my cellphone and after living here two years I have 200."
immigration  india  identity  travel  retirement  ethnic  asian 
february 2007 by allaboutgeorge
BoGlobe: Welcome Candy, Sam, & George
"They see my name, and no matter what passport I have, they ask where I come from, do I know about the Shia and the Sunni. It was really becoming uncomfortable for me. You feel like you're defending yourself every single day."
immigration  ethnic  usa  identity  memory  demography  china  vietnam 
february 2007 by allaboutgeorge
LA Weekly: Shades of Brown
"Everyone here interfaces daily with Latinos, speaks some form of Spanish, and knows Mexican culture and cuisine. In effect, everyone in L.A. is Latino. Does your morning paper feel like it’s at all cognizant of this?"
race  ethnicity  black  white  latino  losangeles  california  newspapers  journalism  media  spanish  identity  immigration  mexico 
december 2006 by allaboutgeorge
UC Berkeley: Lawrence Levine, esteemed history scholar, dies at age 73
"[T]he genius of America has been its ability to renew its essential spirit by admitting a constant infusion of different people who demand that the ideals and principles embodied in the Constitution be put into practice."
education  usa  berkeley  california  ethnicity  immigration  history  nonfiction 
october 2006 by allaboutgeorge
WaPo: Marcella Sanchez's "Poverty Is Relative"
"The poor that strive, spend and invest do not easily fit the argument so often used over the past months: that immigrants represent a drag to the U.S. economy."
immigration  usa  mexico  money  work  jobs  families  economics 
october 2006 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: More Muslims Arrive in U.S., After 9/11 Dip
"The rise does not reflect relaxed security measures, but a higher number of visa applications and greater efficiency in processing them, said Chris Bentley, a spokesman for United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, part of Homeland Security."
islam  immigration  usa  religion  education  september11  identity  culturalstudies  women 
september 2006 by allaboutgeorge
publish.nyc.indymedia.org | Walking from Queens to Brooklyn With My Thoughts
"Immigrant Muslims in large part have never been connected to the folk and are largely connected to corporate America and have grown-up on MTV, suburbia, mindless consumerism, and shopping and eating at chain establishments (or aspiring to)."
islam  immigration  usa  weblogs  nyc  marketing  suburbia  corporations  media  religion 
september 2006 by allaboutgeorge
LAT: A Post-9/11 Identity Shift
"I have a few deferred dreams of my own, like learning to fly, or buying a rifle to go deer hunting with friends. But I can't do either of those things without worrying about being reported to authorities. Non-Muslims can do those things. We can't."
identity  islam  usa  california  aesthetics  september11  public  social  religion  losangeles  palestine  ethnicity  immigration 
september 2006 by allaboutgeorge
ContraCostaTimes.com | 05/01/2006 | Protesters march through East Oakland
"Slogans included 'U.S.A., you need us,' 'No more second-class treatment,' 'U.S.A. was made by immigrants, for immigrants' and 'Who's the illegal alien, pilgrim?'"
immigration  oakland  california  alamedacounty  protest  civilrights 
may 2006 by allaboutgeorge
CCT: EAST BAY ROUNDUP
Immigration protest arrest brief contained therein
concord  immigration  protest  police  crime  contracosta  contracostatimes 
march 2006 by allaboutgeorge
CCT: Two held in Concord immigration protests
"It's not clear what their agenda is. Many of them appear to be there just for the purpose of being there. There's no leader of a group we've been able to identify."
concord  immigration  protest  police  contracosta  contracostatimes  crime 
march 2006 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: Data on Marriage and Births Reflect the Political Divide
"One thing that was interesting to us is that we didn't find a correlation between language and citizenship and poverty status."
poverty  language  usa  marriage  population  immigration 
october 2005 by allaboutgeorge
LADN: English bypassed in L.A.: Koreans learning Spanish
"In California, Spanish is more important than English. I haven't found any inconvenience because I don't speak English. ... If you can speak Spanish, you can drive, employers can have clients, you can order in restaurants, you can do anything."
spanish  asian  losangeles  language  english  california  work  jobs  ethnicity  immigration  latino 
september 2005 by allaboutgeorge
SFGate: Governor pushes immigrant hot button
11 years ago? "The schools were bad and the economy was bad, so Wilson didn't want to focus on them. So he raised the shadow of illegal immigration and connected himself to Proposition 187."
immigration  california  politics 
may 2005 by allaboutgeorge
LAT: A Surge South of Mexico
"The increase is similar to what we have been seeing for the last three years. Why? There is corruption and poverty where they come from, and 70% to 80% of them have relatives in the States, so they can feel sure they will find work there."
immigration  california  usa  mexico  guatemala  honduras  elsalvador  nicaragua 
may 2005 by allaboutgeorge
LAT: This Land Is Whose Land?
"He's hinting that California no longer has the entrepreneurial spirit to figure out how to invest in immigrants, including the illegal ones. He's implying that the nation is bankrupt of its most precious resource: imagination."
islam  immigration  california  latino 
may 2005 by allaboutgeorge
LAT: Red-zone blues? North, Americans!
"What we have here in Canada is like the consensus in Massachusetts and coastal California — if those people ran the country. That's what Canada is like."
aesthetics  canada  immigration  usa 
december 2004 by allaboutgeorge

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