Punjabi Sikh-Mexican American community fading into history
- August 13, 2012
- Karen Leonard, anthropology professor, is quoted in the Washington Post August 13, 2012
From the Washington Post:
Amelia Singh Netervala points to her mother's chicken curry enchiladas as the best metaphor for her childhood... Now in her mid 70s, Netervala is part of the nation's thinning Punjabi-Mexican population, an identity forged out of historical necessity and made possible by uncanny cultural parallels. "The children of these unions did not marry into that community, and so now they are dying off," explained Karen Leonard, a professor of anthropology at the UC Irvine who authored a book on California's Punjabi-Mexican population. "So their numbers are diminishing."
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