In the United States, the concept of segregation is fundamentally conceived as hostile and oppressive. Slavery in North America occurred in a historically unique manner, targeting a specific ethnic demographic, and creating an entire subclass which has permeated into the present era. Black Americans and the idea of some related mechanistic, oppressive system thereof are often what comes to the mind of many in the United States when the word “segregation” is brought up in everyday language.
In other cultures, however, particularly of European strands, the concept of segregation has not been understood in such a derogative way. Throughout the world, wherever multiracial communities have existed, racial segregation has always occurred. There are no instances in recorded history of multicultural communities existing without a trace of segregationalism; however, whether such social discrimination is voluntarily adopted or authoritatively enforced varies on the a variety of factors regarding the social climate. Interestingly, several studies support the theory that ethnic diversity has negative long-term effects on communities.
Lee Bentley and James Laurence, researchers from the University of Manchester, found that societal diversity demonstrates a strong association with decline in social cohesion. In their 2016 study, Bentley and Laurence employed a longitude test on the impact of diversity, “applying fixed-effects modelling methods to three waves of panel data from the British Household Panel Survey, spanning a period of 18 years. Using an indicator of affective attachment, the findings suggest that changes in community diversity do lead to [negative] changes in attitudes towards the community.”
The above data collected showed that “diversity exhibits a significant, negative association with attachment. Community disadvantage and rural indicators also have significant associations. Previous studies conclude from this that living in diverse environments causes a decline in attachment.”
Multiracial societies have been shown to stifle social cohesion, and perhaps the division that they cause can be seen in the presence of overwhelming socio-political conflict in the United States. Identitarian movements, which are also blossoming in many European countries, are paving the way for reuniting their respective peoples to an amalgamated identity emerging from Western civilization.
Such movements are often decried as “supremacist,” however, identitarian nationalists are not united against any particular identity; rather, they are united in love to promote and preserve their own. However, the utopian American pictured by black nationalists, white nationalists, and every other strand of ethno-nationalist, envisions a social adoption of voluntary self-segregation.
The theory of voluntary self-segregation differs from the common negative American understanding of segregation insofar that it is not enforced, derogative, or inherently oppressive. To put this philosophy into action, voluntary self-segregationalists will not adhere to some form of racial superiority, nor will they make claims that their particular identity should exclusively be allowed to rule. Rather, the philosophy begins with the acknowledgement of human biodiversity and the right of identities to self-determine.
To illustrate further, imagine that there are ten tubs of Play-Doh available for one to play with. Each tub contains a unique color that cannot be recreated by mixing any of the other tubs together. Certainly, each tub of colored Play-Doh, despite their differences, are valued, and everyone is entitled to have a “favorite color,” so to speak. However, due to the desire to maintain the unique beauty of each color, one would have to segregate the Play-Doh according to their color; otherwise, if all of the tubs were to mingle and intertwine, one would be left with a colorless, dirty monstrosity that does not resemble the original color pallet whatsoever.
Such is the concept of voluntary self-segregation.
In a separate study, recorded by a variety of prolific scholars in the British Journal of Psychiatry, researchers found that “minority ethnic groups experience an increased risk of psychosis when living in neighborhoods of lower own-group density.”
In simpler terms, multiracial societies are bad for the very minorities they pledge to promote. The study above found that for every tenth percentage point reduction in an identity’s social density, the odds of reporting psychotic experiences increased 1.07 times for the total minority ethnic sample (collected via multilevel analysis of nationally representative community-level data).
The fact that the occurrence of bizarre psychological disorders are so closely associated with a lack of one’s own group density in any given location argues that there is an aspect of segregated racial identity that is inescapable.
In closing, it must be stated – for the sake of many nutcases who may be reading this – that nobody is petitioning for a return to federally enforced segregation, where races are not allowed to associate or even cross paths. No segregationalist as defined above will argue in favor of racially-based slavery, and will instead focus on the preservation and promotion of his own identity rather than defaming or criticizing another’s.
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