Originally Posted by Baron
Just to beat this dead horse back to life, I wanted to add that census info for the city of Los Angeles doesn't really address what Shell originally might have meant when referring to LA. Greater LA contains a number of smaller cities that are divided up with invisible lines and truly make up the whole of "LA." Uou should probably look at larger numbers when considering the local "diversity." I believe the city of Carson is considered the most diverse city in the nation, for instance.
What it sounded to me like she "meant" was that Seattle is a city largely void of anything but white people who think its weird when someone has a phone conversation in Spanish. Which I contest.
If you think Seattle is lacking in "diversity" maybe you are just hanging out in the wrong places.
There are entire districts in the Seattle metro area where 60+ percent of the residents are Hispanic, Somali, Vietnamese, Laotian, Korean, or what have you. But most of them speak English. I'd think people might look at you a little strange if you were speaking Spanish in a lot of places where you don't normally hear someone conversing in it.
And if you don't think there aren't a lot of Mexicans here, go drive down to the Lander Home Depot right now. Fourty of them and an INS agent in a truck are right outside the parking lot.
My company, fwiw, is about 30% white, 45% Hispanic,10% Indian, 10% black, and 5% other.