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Old 05-18-2019, 03:01 PM   #1
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Inconvenient truth: diversity hurts society

https://archive.boston.com/news/glob..._of_diversity/

Like I said, less civic engagement. Less social cohesion.
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Like I said, less civic engagement. Less social cohesion.
So what level of aparthied, allowable under our Constitution, would you suggest to address the findings of this one study?
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Old 05-18-2019, 06:11 PM   #3
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...the greater the diversity in a community, the fewer people vote and the less they volunteer, the less they give to charity and work on community projects. In the most diverse communities, neighbors trust one another about half as much as they do in the most homogenous settings. The study, the largest ever on civic engagement in America, found that virtually all measures of civic health are lower in more diverse settings.
The good news is, with the exception of the trust issue, every single one of those things is a behavior that can be fixed just by getting out of bed tomorrow and making a different choice. Choose to vote. Choose to volunteer or give to charity, etc. The people in these communities aren't passive, powerless subjects, they're free, independent people that can decide to act in a way that makes their community a better place. If they're spending so much time huddled around the TV, they should watch a few freakin' Hallmark or Disney movies. Sheesh.

It would be interesting to see the difference (if any) between civic engagement in diverse but stable communities vs communities whose diversity is in flux. We have very strong tribal drives, but we've also proven very capable of being adaptive in our chosen tribes. I wonder if a diverse community would see it's civic engagement increase over time if the community members perceived the mix to be mostly stable.

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"It would be unfortunate if a politically correct progressivism were to deny the reality of the challenge to social solidarity posed by diversity," he writes in the new report. "It would be equally unfortunate if an ahistorical and ethnocentric conservatism were to deny that addressing that challenge is both feasible and desirable."
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I think. The language barrier is the greatest evil of forced diversity. Without that I think most people can find common ground and be brothers.
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All my neighbors are white just like me, I have zero interest in learning their names. It must be a generational thing.
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All my neighbors are white just like me, I have zero interest in learning their names. It must be a generational thing.
Most white here don’t speak English either
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All my neighbors are white just like me, I have zero interest in learning their names. It must be a generational thing.
move into a non white neighborhood...you will know your neighbors' names real soon on police reports.
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move into a non white neighborhood...you will know your neighbors' names real soon on police reports.
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move into a non white neighborhood...you will know your neighbors' names real soon on police reports.
How do you know they'd call the cops on him?
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How do you know they'd call the cops on him?
no stupid. non whites commit more crimes per statistics hence the joke. should i explain the birds and the bees to you too?
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no stupid. non whites commit more crimes per statistics hence the joke. should i explain the birds and the bees to you too?
I know what you meant. Evidently the inverse is not true.
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no you didn't. now quit your holier than thou attitude on here bitch.
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If you want to make a statement that we all ought to get on board to fight poverty, I'm with you. If you want to say that we ought to fight income inequality I'm not with you at all. Because I don't think that the rich guy stole from the poor guy. In fact rich people don't get rich by stealing from poor people because it turns out poor people don't have money.
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no you didn't. now quit your holier than thou attitude on here bitch.
Pull your head out of your ass, double bitch. Whites commit more crimes than any other race, you sorry ass bitchwhore. Look up the difference between "more crimes" and "more crimes per capita" you whiny little doodoohead.

See, I can call you names too, because I'm unholier than thou.
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Pull your head out of your ass, double bitch. Whites commit more crimes than any other race, you sorry ass bitchwhore. Look up the difference between "more crimes" and "more crimes per capita" you whiny little doodoohead.

See, I can call you names too, because I'm unholier than thou.
so angry. why you mad?
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so angry. why you mad?
I’m cool as a cucumber, baby. Just like everyone thats holier than thou.
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I’m cool as a cucumber, baby. Just like everyone thats holier than thou.
ok cool beans. come here....let's hug it out.
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