Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Are Humans Destined to Segregate?

The image I had been sold of America before I came here was one of a melting pot, many peoples of different races and creeds living in one land, not in unceasing harmony; I was given an image and not a fairytale. After living here for a few months I quickly realized that America is not a melting pot but that it is more like a multilayered banana split, all the flavors in one glass but all separate.

Using the US racially segregated residential patterns to make his case, Denis Baraza, argues that even when laws prohibit segregation human beings are likely to gravitate towards those who look like them. Agree? Disagree? Discuss.