I think that diversity without hierarchy is chaos.
Many time after I discuss racial issues, Aretae points out that race relations are particularly bad in cities like Boston, Chicago and DC.
In other words, race relations are bad in Northern, progressive cities with lots of minorities. Race relations are fine among the liberal people of Portland, OR, for example, but the city has no minorities to speak of.
I think this begs one obvious question: why aren’t race relations worse in Southern cities? Surely racial pressures would be worse in Birmingham than in Boston, right? Apparently not.
The only answer I can think of is the reactionary answer that the South has maintained some hierarchy while the North has not.
Any other possible explanations?