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Photograph by Gillian Laub (@gigilaub)
The football team in Hazleton is very reflective of the town’s dramatic demographic changes. The high school principal Rocco Petrone, who used to be the football coach, said the team was mostly white 15 years ago. Now almost half the players are minorities. The high school is 59% Latino and 38 % white. These images were taken at Crestwood High School before and after Hazleton’s big win. The students told me they were especially nervous for this game because they were playing the “uppity white school” where racial slurs had been yelled at them during basketball games. One cheerleading coach said she’s heard Crestwood students scream, “Get a green card.”
These images are part of the story, “The Rising Anxiety of White America,” for the April issue of National Geographic on race
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