Frank BD points out the silliness of our modern elevation of seemingly mandatory integration everywhere in the name of diversity:
Probably the stupidest idea yet to gain common currency is that residential neighborhoods need diversity. I can see where public-contact employees might need to represent the community, like police officers or salesmen. But a residential neighborhood is supposed to consist of people with common expectations of community behavior. Diversity is not a strength if singles want to stay up partying at night while parent are putting kids to bed; or children want to ride bikes on the same sideways senior use.Do you think the residents of a quiet residential street do or should value the diversity of rap music blaring from rolled-down car windows?
I agree. This is ridiculous. No neighborhood, city or town “needs” diversity. Diversity is interesting, some people like it, and people of course can go live anywhere they want, but the idea that a monoracial place automatically sucks and “needs diversity” is some kind of ridiculous diversity fetish. There is nothing per se good about diversity! There is nothing per se bad about it either, but it’s not some inherent good that needs to be strived for all the time.
You see articles in the media now about this or that town or city that is in dire need of diversity. Curiously, it’s always a nearly all-White place. LOL, is there something automatically terrible about a White town or city? Are there going to Nazi marches pretty soon or what? White places are good and bad, but on the whole, for me as a White person, they are often more peaceful and less problematic than living in the Diversity. For one thing, I’ve suffered a lot more crime in the Diversity than in Whiteville.
If a place is White, fine, that’s the way it is. If non-Whites wish to move there, that’s their free choice in America. If a place is Black, fine. Is it possible that Blacks like it that way? I know Blacks who live in 90% Black towns in the South who say they like it that, and like to live with their own people. There are places that are almost completley Hispanic in the US now. So be it, perhaps they are happy that way.
The point is that White towns, Black towns or Hispanic towns or whatever towns are not necessarily in need of any kind of diversity. Maybe they are OK the way they are. The Diversity Fetish acts like there is something sick about a racially monolithic place, but maybe sometimes it’s OK, if it’s done on a voluntary basis. If others wish to move to Black, White or Hispanic places, that is their right of course.
This post is not to be taken as a segregationist post. We are integrationists here at Robert Lindsay, but that only means we believe in the right to integration. We don’t believe that every place in the US needs to have as many racial ingredients as a cake recipe.