Perhaps we need to re-evaluate why this is universal, not just in America - and what causes white flight. When white cultures feel under attack, when we're constantly told that our cultural racism is the root of all the problems, that isn't the best way to address the issue. Perhaps it is time to analyze why an ethnically and gender diverse group of bikers have a gang war it is labeled as an inconsistency in how white and black crime is reported and responded to, when the analogy isn't even a sound one. Maybe there is a problem when a black professor engages in a racist rant on Twitter and her school tolerates it, but a white professor writes a charged racist OpEd for the Washington Post or a white Principal voices her opinion on race we call for their termination. Why would whites want to co-exist among a group where everything they say is analyzed and reviewed for racist attitudes, but their black peers and colleagues can say nearly anything they want without fear of repercussions. When you tell me that you insist I either think exactly like you or at least keep my opinion to myself, while you are allowed to say what you want and stand on a soapbox at every opportunity, why should you also be able to demand that I must be forced to be a member of your community? If the problem is THIS widespread that those seeking integration have to engage in campaigns to DEMAND our presence, maybe *we* are not the problem?
I always say, "if you go into a room full of people and you feel like they are assholes, there is a possibility that they actually ARE all assholes..."
If every room full of people you EVER go into turns out to be full of assholes, maybe they aren't the assholes, maybe YOU are...
No one wants to face that possibility - especially on this
issue. Am I calling non-white cultures assholes? Not exactly. I'm calling the socio-political agenda that pushes this narrative that the problems with ethnic groups voluntarily self-segregating are all the fault of whites fleeing ethnic minorities - a group
with an asshole agenda.
The discussion has to turn to what cultural and ethnic groups can do to better assimilate into white cultures if they want to immigrate there and be part of those societies. As the Duke professor who is in so much trouble pointed out... Asian cultures assimilate quickly and thoroughly into white culture without causing massive white flight. East-Indians are assimilating well into cultures all over the world while still maintaining their own unique cultures and customs. In fact, Bollywood and other Indian cultural features are crossing over and causing a two way exchange of cultures. How come Indians have been so successful in just 30 years in bridging this gap without causing rampant white flight, but black cultures and white cultures have been unable to integrate, with or without the legacy of American injustices against Africans, for over 300 years?
Islamic/Arabic cultures seem to have a similar problem, and in the same light - they're no browner or even culturally different from White European cultures than East Indians. So it isn't just skin color, it isn't just unfamiliar cultural values. Integration and assimilation is a two way street - but the culture assimilating and immigrating faces the challenge of actually taking meaningful direction in assimilating into their new host culture. That needs to be an increasing part of the dialog. I see that white European cultures will accept your culture and integrate with it willingly, if your culture is willing to adopt the overall values of their host culture. Where white European cultures voluntarily self-segregate, time and time again we see guest cultures that are unwilling to make much effort to adopt to their host culture's customs. This will not be a popular sentiment with many - but that is part of what perpetuates the problem. As long as the dialog says that any dissention with the concept that this problem is solely caused by racism among whites is
racism, the problem will continue to perpetuate.http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/dutch-immigrant-kids-take-to-street-demanding-white-classmates/ar-BBk9gkw