A Black Author's Journey Into American 'Whitopia' In his book, Searching For Whitopia, Rich Benjamin lists every city in the U.S. that is "whiter than the nation, its respective region, and its state." He explains why "whitopias" are growing, and what it means for the U.S.

A Black Author's Journey Into American 'Whitopia'

A Black Author's Journey Into American 'Whitopia'

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Between 2007 and 2009, author Rich Benjamin took a 26,909-mile journey throughout the heart of white America. Patrik Giardino hide caption

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Patrik Giardino

Between 2007 and 2009, author Rich Benjamin took a 26,909-mile journey throughout the heart of white America.

Patrik Giardino

For his book, Searching For Whitopia, Rich Benjamin lists every city and county in the U.S. that is "whiter than the nation, its respective region, and its state." He calls these enclaves "Whitopias."

Once Benjamin identified the Whitopias, he immersed himself in them. He wanted to find out why more and more whites are moving to small towns and exurban areas that are, for the most part, white. He even spent time living in three, in Forsythe County, Ga., Couer d'Alene, Idaho, and St. George, Utah.

Benjamin explains why Whitopias are growing, and what it means for the U.S.

Searching for Whitopia
By Rich Benjamin

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