Black journalist Rich Benjamin spent two years living in the whitest places in America for his book, Searching For Whitopia (Hyperion), out today (Oct. 6).
He lived in St. George, Utah where he took up golf and loved it Forsyth County, Georgia, and Coeur dAlene, Idaho, where he counted more Confederate flags than black people.
He says the predominantly white town is touted as paradise, but the lack of diversity is troubling.
Though Benjamins experiences in whitopias were pleasant, he was admittedly bored in the perfect towns.
In Forsyth County, Georgia, there isnt much to do unless youre a homeowner whos invited to HOA-organized barbecues.
He did attend a conservative Republican breakfast forum and a three-day retreat alongside an Aryan Nations group, and the awkward meetings made Benjamin realize that even in modern times, America remains segregated.
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