Wednesday, May 16, 2007


Immigrants are moving into houses almost everywhere, because there are so many millions of them.Anyone worried about immigrants as neighbors will be worried pretty much wherever one lives.I grew up sandwiched between immigrants from Russia and Switzerland on the south of by family home, and immigrants from the Ukraine on the north of my family home. I learned a little bit about the world without leaving my block.People basically have a choice with migration of blacks and immigrants to neighborhoods: they can panic and put their home up for sale at fire sale prices, and thus help cause the problems they fear. Or they can take a deep breath, relax, and try to talk to their new neighbors. If they take the latter course--my recommended course--they will increase their chances of both increasing the the value of their neighborhood and get to know some interesting and worthwhile people.

April 29, 2007



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