Aside from the decided racist overtones of enforced segregation and apartheid, is the act of people voluntarily segregating themselves racist? Here in Southern California, there are decidedly racial enclaves. They are generally lower income, but there are some developing middle income Asian communities. To be sure, a large number of minorities that do move up economically opt to move into more homogenized communities, but the lower income minorities virtually insist on entrenching themselves with people like themselves. The ones that do move into homogenized communities, at least the hispanics and the African Americans are offered hostility and derision by the lower incomed. Is it racism or is it xenophobia? Is it something else? Just something I've been pondering since the Trent Lott affair has taken center ring in the media circus.