Friday, June 20, 2008

Segregation In America

So every now and then you'll see a post tagged as "trendwatch". This means it's an article or picture that may not be important itself but shows a larger underlying trend.

Take a look

2 comments:

Sarah said...

This is a very interesting article. I was a bit surprised that the author didn't mention race and class, two big factors in choosing a home. I agree with his assessment that living in a politically homogeneous neighborhood does little create dialogue/broaden our minds. However, I would rather have been caught dead hanging out at CMC (the conservative college near Scripps) than at Pitzer (a Hampshire-esq college). I am guilty as charged of doing the exact same thing. If resources weren't a question do you think you could move to a neighborhood that was politically different?

Evan said...

When I was in college and reading about this trend I decided that when I had more control over where I lived, I would move to politically diverse neighborhoods. Then a few months after I moved to said politically diverse neighborhood (Bellows Falls VT to be exact) my upstairs neighbor emptied his 9mm pistol in to my car, probably because of his dislike of my politics. So now I'm a bit more leery of diversity for its own sake. That being said I still believe that homogeneous neighborhoods are not good and there should be more dialog between people.