Around the time of President Obama's first inauguration, Rich Benjamin noticed a phenomenon: Some towns were getting less diverse. So he got out a map, found the whitest communities in the USA — and moved in.
That groundbreaking journey sheds light into the political rise of Trump. Whitopia is a mix-match alchemy of aspiration and fear. Most white Americans just seek out a better life. Others don’t trust the unfolding economy or the country's major institutions. That palpable anxiety breeds a longing for stronger actual communities—and for social tribalism. In that 2-yr, 27,000-mile journey, Benjamin explored race across America via golf, poker, neighborhoods, and schools.
@RichBenjaminUSA asks America to imagine itself in 2042 when whites will no longer be the majority.