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The population shift of New Orleans Diaspora Defined The dispersion of Jews outside of Israel from the sixth century B.C., when they were exiled to Babylonia, until the present time. often diaspora The body of Jews or Jewish communities outside Palestine or modern Israel. diaspora A dispersion of a people from their original homeland. The community formed by such a people: "the glutinous dish known throughout the [West African] diaspora as ... fufu" (Jonell Nash). diaspora A dispersion of an originally homogeneous entity, such as a language or culture: "the diaspora of English into several mutually incomprehensible languages" Simple Diaspora Scattering of a population To scatter or disperse Types of Diaspora Jewish Native American Black Diaspora Debates Can’t have internal movement within a country The shift of cultures is not dependent of national boundaries New Orleans Katrina
• • • August 29th 2005 Largest US Natural Disaster Results in the largest mass migration of US population in history (over 1 million people) • Poor and disenfranchised Unable to evacuate Unable to return Dispersion of People New Orleans Populations 2005 2008 • 454,000 • 321,000 Percentage Change • 71% of previous population Demographics Demographics stayed roughly the same 2005
• • • • • • White 28% African American 67% Hispanic 3% 2008 (estimated) White 28 % African American 60 % Hispanic 10 % New Realities “Browning of New Orleans” Regional City of New Orleans • Lost 250,000 African Americans gained 14,000 Hispanics (one year after Katrina) • Hispanic population now near 70,000, pre Katrina 15,000 (2008) • Hispanics account for 98% of births in the City of New Orleans, Pre Katrina 2% Diaspora Revisited Refers to any population sharing common ethnic, religious or cultural identity who were either forced to leave or voluntarily left their territory and became residents in areas often far removed from the former. ...
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