A century-old history of transnational Latino labor networks asserted itself anew following Katrina, quickly bringing a variety of skilled and unskilled workers to New Orleans from locations deep in Mexico as well as from major U.S. urban areas.
"Latinos, the American South, and the Future of US Race Relations," a presentation by George Sanchez
Published on April 26, 2007
Speaking at Emory University on April 16, 2007, Prof. Sanchez surveys recent Latino immigration into the US South. He urges the study of contemporary immigrant rights in light of African American historical experience. Sanchez takes note of ongoing research about Latinos' participation in the rebuilding of New Orleans and outlines a multi-year project based at the University of Southern California that will explore African American and Latino relations in several areas of the US, including the South.