Notwithstanding Tiger Woods…

the main reason for the rapid increase in golf course communities is that golf is a perfect proxy for whiteness, according to a study reported in the University of Chicago Magazine.  To accommodate the continued demand for racially exclusive housing without running afoul of antidiscrimination statutes, developers rely on so-called "exclusionary amenities" to encourage people to sort themselves in, or out, by race. 

A reminder that fighting racism is like a game of Whack-a-Mole–if you smash it down over here, it pops up over there.  Also a call for nonprofit managers who are trying to diversify their audiences or Boards of Directors to consider what "exclusionary amenities" they’re offering and what discriminatory vibes they’re giving out.


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One Response to “Notwithstanding Tiger Woods…”

  1. Matt Says:

    Racism is a hard thing to fight, but a worthy fight none the less.

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