From NPR’s story Being With People Like You Offers Comfort Against Death’s Chill about an immigrant from India who developed a retirement community in Florida for other Indians (highlighting mine):
“It’s a gated community where you will be living with people of your own cultural background,” Iggy says in one of the YouTube advertisements for the complex.
So I went down to Florida to find out if the people had bought out of some primal desire to stick with their own. And if so, was that OK? What if you flipped this and this is like one of those country clubs that only let in white men?
That comparison is unfair, Ignatius says. “We would let anybody in.”
But no one at ShantiNiketan was shy about admitting that part of what everyone was paying for was being around people like them.
NPR puts a whole lot of spin on this story and dances around the fundamental conclusion, but it’s an interesting article anyway and worth reading.