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  • James Campbell

    Very good food for thought. Raises many questions in my mind and points on contention. Mainly, economic inequality and social inequality is not necessary to maintain diversity.

  • XanARu

    Why does financial sameness mean racial sameness? And design sameness? And personality sameness? Which came first?

  • Stephen Zavestoski

    Inequality is not a prerequisite for diversity (of thought, people, culture, or any other category). It is a mistake to think that we should embrace social and economic inequality in order to maintain diversity. Also, there is an overlooked question of cause and effect in Country Knolls. Did social equity produce the homogeneity in Country Knolls? Or is its homogeneity a function of some other variable? Maybe its homogeneity attracts people of a certain income level. Thanks to the author for at least posing some interesting questions. I hope these questions provoke some useful dialogue around the question of equality and diversity.

    • Doris Yee

      Inequality - depending on where it is applied in conversation - is not necessarily a bad thing. My father always used to tell me the best places for one's upbringing is where things aren't completely perfectly, because then there is always room to grow. I can't really tell from the Wikipedia page but if Country Knolls is relatively a newer-established population, time will progress more differences from its beginnings (meaning, developing diversity over the years).

  • danparziale

    The town itself kind of freaks me out, but the concept of actively making a town more welcoming to all people and purposefully taking specific action to create less economic disparity is admirable. Im not sure that Country Knolls is doing that as much as creating a huge gated community without the gates.