White Americans are moving out of cities and into the exurbs. Coeur d'Alene, Idaho is one such place, with nearly 90 percent of the population being Caucasian. Many relocate there for the conservative values and lack of cultural differences.
Coeur d'Alene served as the headquarters of the Aryan Nations. In 2000, they were driven out by local citizen movements and bankrupted by the Southern Poverty Law Center. White migration to the area is partly driven by disenfranchisement with the culture shifts associated with multiculturalism.
Hate crimes in Kootenai County had a downward trend to the national average until Obama's election. Many Latino residents still experience discrimination and receive threats. Coeur d'Alene's first black firefighter and his family share their thoughts on race and prejudice.
The Coeur d'Alene community fights back against the implementation of the International Baccalaureate curriculum. Public school teachers now use student workshops and multicultural events to battle prejudice. A private school argues that Christian values are under attack from secular institutions. Preview a video about the lack of medical treatment for veterans in Guam.
Credits: Our Private Idaho
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Coeur D’Alene, Idaho has one of the highest white growth rates in the nation, and was once the headquarters for the Aryan Nations white supremacy movement. At a time when the overall percentage of whites in the U.S. is 62% and falling, Coeur D’Alene and its surrounding county is holding steady at 90%. We visit Coeur d’Alene to explore both the allure and the complexity of living in a homogenous community.
Length: 26 minutes
Copyright date: ©2014
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