Quote: Originally Posted by hermanntrude
or perhaps they were in the first place. The point is that living extremely close up together in large cities seems to produce this kind of behaviour. We should expect to see more of it in the future
I find it's a byproduct of segregating, even if you didn't mean to segregate in the first place. Anytime you get an immigrant population that holds itself apart, all lives in one area, you run into troubles. That's not to say the majority are racist, or that immigrants are the problem, but, it's a natural result.
When North America was first populated, white settlers tended to stick with other settlers of their own background, resulting in a lot of cultural bigotry between Irish, Ukranians, Polish, French, etc. We see it day in and day out with First Nations Reserves. And new pockets of our communities express the same thing too.... the Somalian communities in Edmonton, Jamaican communities in Toronto, and Asian communities in Vancouver, jump out as prime examples right now.