Sunday, August 2, 2009
Diversity Thoughts in San Francisco
San Francisco is one of the truly diverse cities in America. It is freedom of association that preserves such diversity, not political correctness.
Freedom of association allows a group of people to maintain their heritage. For example, Chinatown in San Francisco is populated almost exclusively by people of Chinese descent. Then literally just a block over is North Beach which is Italian. San Francisco is composed of other neighborhoods that maintain a cultural tradition. This includes Japanese and Russian neighborhoods.
Political Correctness maintains that it is wicked for a people (especially if they are White) to maintain their cultural traditions. The idea that you can have a neighborhood that is almost exclusively of one ethic background is anathema to the diversity police. However, it is the ability to form such associates that actually maintains diversity.