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Write a 1250 word paper answering; This study aims to unravel how immigrants perceive the idea of living in a diverse neighbourhood, investigating their fears, displeasure, resolve and methods of scaling through the entire experience of multiculturalism.
(i) Characteristics of Diverse Neighbourhoods:- This research unequivocally shows that Moss Side and North Tottenham are ethnically diverse places with a variety of races and peoples of different gender orientation, religious affiliations and economic statuses. Hudon et al (2007) point out that the neighbourhoods covered in this research have British whites, Irish whites, Africans, Caribbean, Asians and other people of different cultural origins. Can they ever co-exist in peace? Is diversity truly a divisive phenomenon? Can the local authorities ever achieve a condition of true cohesion among people of different races and colours? The other parts of this criticism strive to provide answers to these enigmatic questions.
(ii) Social Interactions in Diversity:- Hudson et al (2007) investigates the prevalence, if at all, of good social interactions among people in the two neighbourhoods. Their findings strongly support the hypothesis that “birds of the same feather flock together.” This is because younger people under the age of 34 seem to enjoy some measure of interaction irrespective of their race or economic status. Public avenues like schools, churches, playgrounds and leisure centres provide the rendezvous for them to meet and interact (Hudson et al., 2007). On the other hand, older people (55 years and above) in these communities experience some distancing from one another based on social status, economic and political positions. These observations are supported by sociological theories or assumptions that people do not necessarily keep a distance from one another based on cultural or racial diversity, but age, social positions and personal preferences could separate one person from another.