That is true not only in the west.
Mike Essig

Up here in the northeast New England old manufacturing areas the influx is French Canadian, Hispanic from the Islands and Central America, Jamaican, Middle East- Lebanon, Israel, Iraq, India(textiles and healthcare) old soviet satellites and Russia after the wall fell, then South East Asia mainly Vietnam and Thailand (a butcher store my wife’s uncle owned and she worked at in her youth is now “ Saigon Market”) . More recently Nigeria, Kenya and South Sudan since the partition. New blood is the default setting..has been for the last 60 years. New foods done the right way. Santeria.. interesting fusion of beliefs since I was brought up Catholic. I could go on..I enjoy new cultures and musical influences (crazy how American, British and Europop influence African music) Papa Wemba r.i.p and

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