Garden City, in southwest Kansas, is quite the case study on the impact of ethnic diversity resulting from the loosening of U-S immigration laws. Back in the mid-1980’s, the Ford Foundation included the meat packing hub in nationwide research involving six communities — along with Chicago, Miami, Philadelphia, Houston, and Monterey Park, California. One of the researchers who came to Garden City to study the community has since made the subject his own. Harvest Public Media’s Eric Durban recently talked with award-winning anthropologist and University of Kansas professor Donald Stull, who was in Garden City to update and expand his work in the area.
For an extended version of this interview with Don Stull, visit Harvest Public Media online at harvestpublicmedia.org.