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    Apparently acts as a preventative measure for cancer and heart disease. For the same reasons that diversity causes trust and civic participation to drop, it may very well cause an increase in stress, and with it an increase in major illnesses?

    An African-American or Mexican-American senior living in a community where many neighbors share their background is less likely to have cancer or heart disease than their counterpart in a more mixed neighborhood.

    Results of the new study by Kimberly Alvarez, a PhD student at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, and Becca Levy, PhD, associate professor of Epidemiology and Psychology at the Yale School of Public Health, appear in the American Journal of Public Health.
    Living in Ethnically Homogenous Area Boosts Health of Minority Seniors | News | Mailman School of Public Health

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chi019 View Post
    Apparently acts as a preventative measure for cancer and heart disease. For the same reasons that diversity causes trust and civic participation to drop, it may very well cause an increase in stress, and with it an increase in major illnesses?



    Living in Ethnically Homogenous Area Boosts Health of Minority Seniors | News | Mailman School of Public Health
    All the more reason to integrate more - forward to the day when people feel 'among their own' with people of any colour or background... With the added benefit that some genetic diversity brings in terms of stronger immune systems...

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    Quote Originally Posted by toxic avenger View Post
    All the more reason to integrate more - forward to the day when people feel 'among their own' with people of any colour or background... With the added benefit that some genetic diversity brings in terms of stronger immune systems...
    Robert Putnam said much the same thing about his own findings.

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    @ Toxic Avenger,

    You mean forced intermarriage? I'm not sure how you'd reach your planned utopia otherwise - looking at the US, assimilation isn't that high (looking at dating site results, white/middle class flight discussed by Malcolm Gladwell in Tipping Point - once communities become 20% African-american the remaining whites tend to leave quite quickly due to the increase in crime eg. Detroit).

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/...7738_blog.html

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    Racial and ethnic diversity just doesn't work. It's as simple as that.

    Ideology says that diversity is a good thing.

    Reality shows otherwise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chi019 View Post
    @ Toxic Avenger,

    You mean forced intermarriage? I'm not sure how you'd reach your planned utopia otherwise - looking at the US, assimilation isn't that high (looking at dating site results, white/middle class flight discussed by Malcolm Gladwell in Tipping Point - once communities become 20% African-american the remaining whites tend to leave quite quickly due to the increase in crime eg. Detroit).

    School segregation sharply increasing, studies show - The Answer Sheet - The Washington Post
    I live in London. It's quite common here. Generally after two or three generations, no-one gives a crap any more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chi019 View Post
    You mean forced intermarriage?
    Goodness...Way to mangle your own thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ScreeOrTalus View Post
    Racial and ethnic diversity just doesn't work. It's as simple as that.

    Ideology says that diversity is a good thing.

    Reality shows otherwise.
    What are Ireland or Britain but nations made up of waves of immigrants and invaders all coalescing to eventully form a cohesive national identity?

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    Quote Originally Posted by toxic avenger View Post
    I live in London. It's quite common here. Generally after two or three generations, no-one gives a crap any more.
    That was one thing that I wondered about with this US based research - would those results be replicated in London or Paris, and other cities with similarly diverse populations.

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    Well this is an argument against multiculturalism if I ever encountered one.

    Like attracts like. Birds of a feather flock together.

    We feel more at home among our own.

    That's not racism. That's social scientific fact.

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