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Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011, 09:12 PM
McGovern Drive looked like the sanitized slice of suburbia presented on television in 1965, the year Wayne and Virginia Cole moved into a tidy brick ranch home just outside the Beltway in Montgomery County. The Coles, and everyone else who lived in the neighborhood back then, were white.

Today their Silver Spring community of Hillandale is home to people of every race and ethnicity — the epitome of what one sociologist calls “global neighborhoods” that are upending long-standing patterns of residential segregation.

Around the region and across the country, the archetypal all-white neighborhood is vanishing with remarkable speed. In many places, the phenomenon is not being driven by African Americans moving to the suburbs. Instead, it is primarily the result of the nation’s soaring number of Hispanics and Asians, many of whom are immigrants.

The result has been the emergence of neighborhoods, from San Diego to Denver to Miami, that are more diverse than at any time in American history.

Continue Reading; (http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/census-the-new-us-neighborhood-defined-by-diversity-as-all-white-enclaves-vanish/2011/09/14/gIQA5QAuSM_story.html)

Amid all the celebration of the emerging diversity is the fact that White families with school-age children are still seeking White majority school districts. Or that diverse school districts are creating magnet schools or allowing open enrollment, which is a way of allowing self-segregation without calling it segregation. (When a school district becomes minority-majority housing prices slump.) Or that Whites are more tolerant of Hispanics & Asians then they are Negroes but eventually the Whites who do not move will die off. The truth about diversity is that most Whites who live in diverse neighborhoods do not have school-age children.

Monday, November 14th, 2011, 04:50 AM
It is damned difficult to move away from the hordes of minorities. We can't escape diversity. They hate their own kind and want to live with us, so they move, forcing us to move. They follow when their own kind destroy the neighborhood. Then, they blame it all on us.:thumbdown

The Aesthete
Monday, November 14th, 2011, 06:42 AM
Celebrating the loss of our identity :(