cultural/racial diversity
From: Gotogenes (
Date: Tue, 14 Jan 2003 08:04:01 -0700 (MST)
we're doing a lot of research on the various eco villages and co housing 
neighborhoods, particularly on the west coast but there's something we're not 
clear about.
the word "diversity" is almost always included in the vision statements and 
we see diversity by occupation,sexual orientation, religion, politics and 
lifestyle etc. however  the ones we've looked at (for all their undoubted 
merits) appear very wasp-ish. 
my wife is japanese and i'm a brit. we're both naturalized americans and our 
kids have lived here all their life. my wife (even though she's lived in usa 
for 25 years) in some ways is still very much an oriental and is most 
comfortable living with a mix of races and nationalities, at least a 
smattering of color. myself also.
is my perception wrong? i'm sure that most communities reach out, or even 
actively seek, a multi racial community yet i don't see much of it. 
does anyone have any ideas or suggestions? at the moment this is the one 
piece of the jigsaw that's missing for us.


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