Dear Mr. Hallisey,
The notion of a “Super Zip” stems from Charles Murray’s attempt to create a system that prioritizes the value of predominantly white neighborhoods without revealing that his methodology is a race-based system.
His work is not recognized by the majority of sociologists because they see his initial premises as stemming from his backward ideology rather than a search for scientific truth.
I cannot overstate to you how blatantly offensive and just plain inaccurate his ideas are concerning “ideal places” to live.
I moved to Bethlehem in 2004 when Hamagrael Elementary was less than one percent black. Yes, the student body was made up of 398 white children and my son and my daughter.
Kids grabbed at their hair while they waited in line in the hallways.
Teachers singled them out to speak for an entire race during MLK celebrations.
I would encourage you to seek-out more than one expert the next time you research a story.