What Diversity Teaches Us

There are clearly swaths of the United States that are predominantly non-Hispanic white. Consider Rich Benjamin’s work on whitopias—growing white enclaves around the country where residents allegedly try to find refuge from the country’s growing multicultural reality. In exploring why people are drawn to these communities, Benjamin argues that the country is still more racially and economically segregated than those who claim we live in a “postracial” society are willing to admit.