Sunday, January 24, 2016

On Long Island, A New Nation of Immigrants Emerges

Uncommon Journalism speaks with CUNY professor emerita Diana R. Gordon, whose latest book Village of Immigrants examines the socioeconomic impact of Latino workers and students on a small, coastal community in northern Suffolk County. 

A NEW WORLD: The coastal East End of Long Island isn't exactly known for its rich immigrant tradition. However, author Diana R. Gordon makes the argument that the ongoing influx of Hispanic immigrants in northern Suffolk County is emblematic of a national, minority-driven trend that's revitalizing - and in some cases, resurrecting - small towns throughout the United States. (Photograph courtesy Rutgers University Press)