Phi Beta Cons

Diversity and “Bowling With Others”

An odd study from Robert Putnam, the author of the infamous study, “Bowling Alone.” He argues that in societies with more diversity, “every measure of social well-being suffered in ethnically diverse neighborhoods — and improved in ethnically homogeneous ones.”
I may not be pro-affirmative action, but I wouldn’t say I’m “anti-diversity.” That said, strike this one up as a blow against all those who maintain strictly racial diversity is the only right kind of diversity.

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