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Old 11-12-2012, 09:40 AM
 
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Some parts of the USA are Latino areas, border towns like San Diego, El Paso, Laredo, etc, meanwhile others in the North East like Vermont, New Haven, Mass, etc, are WASP territory.

I wonder if this makes a very deep different in terms of culture, economy, flavour, etc?
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Old 11-12-2012, 10:24 AM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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Some parts of the USA are Latino areas, border towns like San Diego, El Paso, Laredo, etc, meanwhile others in the North East like Vermont, New Haven, Mass, etc, are WASP territory.

I wonder if this makes a very deep different in terms of culture, economy, flavour, etc?
No, they're exactly the same.....
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Old 11-12-2012, 10:46 AM
 
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Some parts of the USA are Latino areas, border towns like San Diego, El Paso, Laredo, etc, meanwhile others in the North East like Vermont, New Haven, Mass, etc, are WASP territory.
New Haven is ~40% black and ~10% Latino, so I don't know how you could possibly call that WASP territory.

Massachusetts is heavily Catholic, so again, hardly WASP territory.

The Northeast in general has a lot of Catholics and the cities of the Northeast generally have a lot of minorities, so this seems like a very faulty comparison.
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Old 11-12-2012, 11:59 AM
 
Location: Keizer, OR
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Believe it or not, San Diego is only 25% Hispanic, less than LA. That also includes white hispanics by the way.
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Old 11-12-2012, 12:22 PM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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I assume by Wasp you really mean, English peaking White people of mainly northern European heritage (i.e. a lot of Catholics, German-Americans, French-Americans, etc.) since the percentage of true WASPs in America is a fraction of a fraction even if you include Scots-Irish.
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Old 11-12-2012, 01:47 PM
 
Location: Atlanta & NYC
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Wow hahahaha New Haven. Fail.
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Old 11-12-2012, 05:13 PM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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Wow hahahaha New Haven. Fail.
Lol yeah. It's like mentioning Compton as Wasp territory.

New Haven is anything but that.
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:22 PM
 
Location: Phoenix Arizona
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My wife and her family are from New England and they're upbringing sounds like Thanksgiving Land Theme Park. They don't get Cinco de Mayo, Dia de los Muertos, Quinceaneras, Tequila beyond Cuervo, or that you're supposed to heat tortillas before you eat them. They will go on and on about pumpkin patches, apple picking, shellfish, and falling leaves, which are nice things too.
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:39 PM
 
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My wife and her family are from New England and they're upbringing sounds like Thanksgiving Land Theme Park. They don't get Cinco de Mayo, Dia de los Muertos, Quinceaneras, Tequila beyond Cuervo, or that you're supposed to heat tortillas before you eat them. They will go on and on about pumpkin patches, apple picking, shellfish, and falling leaves, which are nice things too.
Yeah, that sounds very WASP'Y.
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:40 PM
 
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The definition of WASP has broadened over the years, even though the acronym its self is pretty clear and concise in what type of people it describes.
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