I remember a month ago I was talking about this with a guy who's in his 50s and grew up in my city, and has lived all around the country, and been to all around the world. He told me about how segregated my city it seems and it's kinda messed up thinking about it.
Some of the neighborhoods where I live are really just predominantly white, and the other neighborhoods predominantly Latino/Mexican-American. There aren't too many places where it's an equal mix of them. Asians are the second largest minority and they're just scattered around. My mom is a Chinese immigrant and our family is one of the few Asian people in this condo neighborhood, with just one Filipino family and I think a Korean couple. Blacks are a smaller minority, like 3% or less here, and they kinda live in concentrated areas but there aren't many.
Segregation just kinda sucks, because it seems awkward. My high school was 30% Latino and 3% black, but in the honors classes which I saw, there were little to none of them. The average honors class would be all white except for about two to five Asian kids. Occasionally there'd be one Hispanic student. In the lowered-leveled classes, there were about two to four white kids, and the rest were Latino and one or two blacks, and one Asian kid (make it one-and-a-half if it included me). I remember how kids in those classes always pointed out there were so few white kids and they felt weird about it.
There's a high school in my city that's 80% Latino. My neighbor works at the school I'm in now as a like a campus supervisor, and he's of Mexican descent (he can't even speak much Spanish and his family has been here forever) and he says being in very white schools he was picked on a lot and had to transfer to the majority-Hispanic school and felt more comfortable. He says the city we live in is somewhat racist.
I just pity the fact that sometimes we as a people can't blend in together no matter out background, but it seems like income plays a large roll in this.
What do you think of segregation like this, and would you even consider it so? Does stuff like this happen where you live?