Divided by undiversity?

23 Jan

From The New Yorker: “The Obama Memos”, by Ryan Lizza:

Congress is polarized largely because Americans live in communities of like-minded people who elect more ideological representatives. Obama’s rhetoric about a nation of common purpose and values no longer fits this country: there really is a red America and a blue America.

  • Do our communities largely lack significant diversity?
  • Is this lack of diversity indeed to blame, at least partially, for our political division and polarization?
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