|Re: cultural/racial diversity||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: aamato (aamatoworldbank.org)|
|Date: Tue, 14 Jan 2003 10:34:16 -0700 (MST)|
We live in a city that is majority (72%) non-white (or majority "minority" so to speak) . Our surrounding neighborhood is about 65% black, 30% white, and the remaining is a bit of everything. We actively recruited in the Black community and we probably have one of the highest number of non-white residents in cohousing, though it is still quite low given the context: -a bi-racial (black-white family) -3 single black households -a couple where wife is Hispanic -an adopted East Asian girl -3 adopted Black boys -1 South Asian room mate -1 Black room mate In addition, 3 members have older adopted children or grandchildren not permanently living here who are non-white. I was thinking that if cohousing could have a higher ratio of diversity anywhere it would be here for demographic reasons, especially since the Black middle class is so well represented in Washington, but it still doesn't. I think this cohousing thing is still a white phenomenon for various cultural and social reasons (most of which have been expounded upon on this listserve before). But, I think it will change over time. Anna Amato Takoma Village Washington, DC _______________________________________________ Cohousing-L mailing list Cohousing-L [at] cohousing.org Unsubscribe and other info: http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-L
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