Sunday, August 28, 2011
Los Angelenos...influx of Latinos triggers nick-name!
On the heels of a news broadcast which reported that a head-count determined that 50% of the population in Los Angeles was comprised of Latinos, cynics jumped on the band-wagon and dubbed the third-world city:
A similar phenomenon occured in the Pacific Northwest a few decades ago in the wake of influx of Asian Immigrants into Canada's 3rd largest metropolis.
Locals began to jokingly refer to the city as Hongcouver.
As Rodney King might say in so-many-words:
Can't we get along?