Publication Date

6-2016

Category

Economic Development

Abstract

Bangladeshi immigrants have relocated to Buffalo, New York, at a pace that has surprised many. The size of Buffalo’s Bangladeshi population is unknown. The U.S. Census estimates that 316 Bangladeshis live in Buffalo, but Liberty Yellow Taxi alone employs about 367. Most Bangladeshi praise Buffalo, but some worry that social and religious intolerance is growing. A number of men in the mosque have expressed concern about anti-Muslim rhetoric on local talk shows. Like members of the Bangladeshi Society of Buffalo, they hope to raise awareness about diverse religious and ethnic groups and spread a message of tolerance.

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