Even as two-thirds of Americans now say that there are strong conflicts between rich and poor, another great American division is slowly healing. We should celebrate the decline of racial segregation in America for the fourth consecutive decade. While there are far too many children -- of all races -- raised in the midst of poverty and desperation, the lessening of segregation reminds us that our nation continues to have a great ability to fight even its worst problems.
Glaeser, Edward L. "America is More Integrated than You Might Think." Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, February 26, 2012.