Writes Ginia Bellafonte:
"Shifting these patterns requires a greater interest in fair housing policies, not to mention a more concerted effort at marketing."
"Real integration doesn't happen organically; it needs a guiding hand. 'New York has had really poor leadership on this issue,' said Craig Gurian, executive director of the Anti-Discrimination Center. 'There's been a gentlemen's agreement, not only in white communities, but among people who hold themselves out as leaders in other racial and ethnic communities, not to deal with this."