Pitfalls in Diversity: Diversity and Social Capital

Since I finally got around to hearing about Robert Putnam’s study E Pluribus Unum: Diversity and Community in the Twenty-first Century” in less conservative circles I thought I might approach it here in this blog since out community is so diverse. My own observations in Shaw are that like people do come together and sometimes those groups that come together do have ‘cracks’, not breaks, along other differences.
I’m half way through reading the article and I find it disheartening about what is written about investment in the community. But I want to be a realist, especially in what I can do about getting the neighborhood to that bright happy future many of us hope for. So read the article and tell me what you think and how it applies to our changing hood.