The Washington Post: America is more diverse than ever — but still segregated

Another reason it is critical to have public places that bring people of all backgrounds back into a shared public life: New book shows that “social networks and communities play a large role in keeping segregation embedded in American life.”

“The separation of different racial and ethnic groups into separate social worlds means that members of different racial and ethnic groups have different lived experiences. They have different daily rounds. They’re exposed to different neighborhoods on a daily basis.”