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At the High School, once overwhelmingly white, Hispanic students now predominate. Native Iowans are a dwindling minority.
As small farmsteads gave way to large scale agribusiness and unions lost their grip on the region's meatpacking plants, sending wages plummeting, the white population began to leave.
three kinds of community remain:
• larger urban areas, connected to the global economy
• rural counties that are slowly dying, with shrinking and ageing populations, and
Native Iowans are a dwindling minority.
Originally posted by apacheman
Yes, actually much worse: Native Iowans are more than a dwindling minority, they were driven out long ago.
Last time I checked, Iowa had been pretty much ethnically cleansed of any Native inhabitants...oh, wait...they mean whites...sorry, I get confused, sometimes.