White, and in the minority


#TIA – It’s only the tip of the linguistic iceberg as bilingual Hispanics get the better of English-only speakers in this Pennsylvania chicken plant

“It was minutes before the end of the first shift, and the beginning of the second, and the hallways at the chicken plant swarmed with workers coming and going. One pulled a hairnet over her curly hair, giggling at a joke. Two others exchanged kisses on the cheek. A woman with a black ponytail hugged everyone within reach. And a thin, ashen woman, whom no one greeted or even seemed to notice, suddenly smiled.

There he was. Standing near the lockers. Tall and crew-cut. Her boyfriend.

“Hi,” said Heaven Engle, 20.

“Hey,” replied Venson Heim, 25.”

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