According to the personal finance website WalletHub.com, Jersey City is the second most ethnically diverse city in the United States.
Jersey City, with a population of 268,578, ranked second in a study of 501 American communities in terms of the percentage of its residents who are not Americans.
Newark, with its population of 301,055, is the state’s second-largest city and the 83rd-largest in the United States.
Tony N. Brown, a professor of sociology at Rice University, argues that one of the key advantages of residing in a city with a large number of different ethnic groups is the opportunity to interact with people whose identities, views, and behaviors are different from your own.
To put it more succinctly: “To expand one’s worldview, one must observe the world from the perspective of someone else, especially when that other person is not like oneself. Ethnic variety adds flavor to society in more ways than one.
The cultural and culinary scenes of cities with a wide variety of ethnic groups are spectacular. The world is a vast and fascinating place, full of people to meet and learn about their cuisine, holidays, and worldviews.
Rapid changes in a city’s ethnic composition are often seen as threatening by many white people who grew up in racially and ethnically homogeneous environments.
The growth of non-white populations is seen as a source of unease because it represents a sudden and unexpected shift.
Rapid shifts in a city’s ethnic composition provide a chance for politically underprivileged and underrepresented racial minority groups (such as Blacks, Asians, Hispanics, and Native Americans) to unite around common grievances arising from white supremacy.