Rise Of The Ethnoburbs

Suburbs are becoming more diverse. These "ethnoburbs" are changing the social, cultural and political fabric of our cities in a profound way.
October 21, 2004, 10am PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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Instead of diluting the ethnic presence, the rise of the ethnoburb has actually made ethnic minorities more visible. It's also been accompanied by the appearance of the suburban immigrant ghetto.

"Suburbs are bland, right? They’re boring, monotonous, devoid of life and culture: homogeneous.

Nope. Not on the last count, at least. Suburbia is becoming increasingly diverse. More and more middle-class immigrants are skipping traditional ethnic enclaves and heading straight for the boonies, where strip malls are now filled with ethnic businesses, bubble-tea parlours dot the landscape and schools fill up with kids from any number of different backgrounds. Forget suburbia; this is ethnoburbia."

Thanks to Phillip Todd

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Published on Wednesday, October 20, 2004 in Maisonneuve
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