Diverse, But Not Integrated

New York City may be diverse, but it is also one of the most segregated places in the country, and a rash of recent events involving civic employees reflects this. Until this is remedied, New Yorkers "won't have as much to brag about as we think."

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."

Full Story: A Diverse City? In Some Ways, Anything But


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