Five years after Katrina, New Orleans sees higher percentage of Hispanics

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    NEW ORLEANS -- Five years after Hurricane Katrina, the rebuilding of the Big Easy has created a new community of Latino immigrants in this famously insular city, redrawing racial lines in a town long defined by black and white.

    The change began just weeks after one of the worst natural disasters in U.S. history, which decimated homes, upended lives and drove a chunk of New Orleans's black population to Baton Rouge, Houston and other places.

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    That's right America. Just let 'em walk right in and take everything Americans struggled 500 years to build.

    But just one thing: Where did they get the money for the taco stand? :eusa_whistle:
     
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    Hispanics Near Racial Tipping Point In Texas...
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    Minorities Drove Texas Growth, Census Figures Show
    18 Feb.`11 - The state's explosive growth during the past decade was fueled by a boom in its minority population, which accounted for 89 percent of the total increase in population, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Hispanics alone accounted for 65 percent of the state's growth over the last 10 years.
     
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    So?
     
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    Yes the building boom created a demand for cheap labor and a substantial amount of the Katrina rebuilding money was spent on illegal immigrant labor I expect.
     

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