I have experience with racism. Racially diverse groups rarely get along. Racially diverse people can and do. Similar style of dress, speaking prose, interests, music, etc. will cause a mixed group to get along just fine with each other. Sprinkle that with a little common sense, thick skin and a bit of sensitivity and you could have Malcolm X asking Archie Bunker over for tea, if they have the same common ground. I've never known a pot smoker to be racist. He'll spark that fatty with Idi Amin if opportunity came along... and they'd enjoy it. Here's an article about gentrification: http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-n...04/in_portlands_heart_diversity_dwindles.html I've always been of the mindset of adaptation. If you cannot adapt to where you are at, go somewhere you can adapt to.