ME and Ophelia

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Flock together

Today, BBC reports segregation between rich and poor could worsen:
"Websites providing information on different neighbourhoods could widen the gap between rich and poor areas, Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) has warned.

JRF is concerned about websites providing househunters with data on neighbourhood income levels and ethnicity.

"It is entirely possible that people will start using them to sort themselves out into neighbourhoods where their neighbours are less diverse and more like themselves," said Professor Roger Burrows, who led the JRF research team from the Universities of York and Durham.
See full report: Internet could widen wealth gap.

It stands to reason househunters will use every trick in the book to ensure they are making the right decision for themselves, their family and children. It's human nature. Take a close look at the blogosphere and note how most bloggers gravitate towards others who are more like themselves. It's only natural.

# posted by Ingrid J. Jones @ 8/17/2005
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