National Geographic : 2018 Apr
the rising anxiety of White america 87 The Hazleton Area High School football team reflects the town’s dramatic demographic changes. Principal Rocco Petrone, who used to be the coach, said the team was mostly white 15 years ago. Now almost half of the players are minorities. The high school is 58 percent Latino and 38 percent white. Students engage easily across the color line, Petrone says. “They accept each other as friends, as colleagues, as classmates.” The Hazleton Cougars had a winning season last fall.