Monthly Archives: March 2014

“the aura of Central America”

Who said the following:

‘Now nearly two-thirds Latino and foreign-born, it has the aesthetics of suburban sprawl and the aura of Central America. Laundromats double as money-transfer stores. Jobless men drink and sleep in the sun. There is no city government, few community leaders, and little community.’

Was it:

  1. Patrick J. Buchanan
  2. New York Times reporter Jason DeParle
  3. Stanford University Professor Paul Ehrlich

And, for extra credit, what “community” was the author referring to?

  1. East San Jose, CA
  2. Langley Park, MD
  3. East Los Angeles, CA


Struggling to Rise in Suburbs