The idea that we fundamentally have more things in common than we have differences; that it is important to cross borders of race, ethnicity, class, and geography; that no neighborhood is the preserve of any one racial, ethnic, or religious group; and that all forms of illegal discrimination must be fought, wherever and whenever they manifest themselves. Once upon a time, it was called the Civil Rights Movement.
The history provided by the AI manages to spend more space on the 17th and 18th centuries than on the 20th, and manages to leave out the pervasiveness of public sector and private sector discrimination and segregation after World War II, asserting only that Westchester has continued to be characterized by "diversity" (see pages 9-11). A good example of the misleading nature of the AI is demonstrated with the statement that. "Within individual census tracts, the concentration of Blacks ranged widely, from 0.3% in Tract 50.01 (Eastchester) to 90.9% in Tract 33 (Mount Vernon)." What the AI chose not to mention in its narrative is that more than 1/3 of census tracts have African-American, non-Latino populations of less than 3%, and that more than 25% of the County's African-American population resides in just 12 of the County's more than 200 populated census tracts.
A set of Census tables that, among other things, provide NO analysis of data. The data is sorted simply in Census Tract order (as opposed to, for example, from least African-American, non-Latino to most African-American, non-Latino). As such, patterns in the data are concealed, not illuminated.
Listing of fair housing complaints. Note: neither the Appendix nor the main body of the AI contain any analysis of the efficacy of the Westchester Human Rights Commission, and entity that, during the litigation (in 2008), acknowledged that it was "just beginning" to look at the issue of residential segregation.