Inside a rural Pennsylvania chicken plant: white, and in the minority

By Terrence McCoy for the Washington Post

Jul 31, 2018

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In a country where whites will lose majority status in about a quarter-century, and where research suggests that demographic anxiety is contributing to many of the social fissures polarizing the United States, the story of the coming decades will be, to some degree, the story of how white people adapt to a changing country.

It will be the story of people like Heaven Engle, 20, and Venson Heim, 25, employees at a Bell & Evans chicken plant in Fredericksburg, PA. Both have begun careers on the bottom rung of an industry remade by Latinos and and are now, in unusually intense circumstances, coming to understand what it means to be outnumbered.

Read the full story at washingtonpost.com.

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