OUR COMMUNITIES ARE THE MOST DIVERSE ON EARTH
Eric Glazer, Esq.
Published July 18, 2022
I’m lucky and privileged. Over the past few
summers, I have had the opportunity to travel to so many of
those countries that claim to have “the happiest people on
earth.” All the surveys from these learned magazines and
institutions say countries like Denmark, Sweden, Finland,
Scotland and Estonia are the places where the citizens just love
their country, carry a flag in their pocket and walk around with
a perpetual smile on their place.
Well, I’ve been to every single one of those
countries and I agree that their citizens love their country,
are patriotic and love their fellow neighbors. I agree they are
wonderful countries with wonderful people. I also learned
something else about every one of these countries………. they each
lack any diversity whatsoever. Go to Finland for example and
the people that live there were born there. So were their
parents, their parent’s parents and so on and so on and so on.
They’re basically all related to each other. It’ like they’re
all cousins. They all look the same, speak the same language,
share the same history and cherish the only country they have
By the way……… you can forget about becoming a
citizen of any of these countries because it ain’t going to
happen. You can visit and spend your dollars there but then get
out. If you don’t believe me…..look it up.
So here’s the real deal when it comes to the
good old USA. We are the most diverse country BY FAR in the
entire world. Any one of our communities at one time or another
can house residents made up from any country on Earth.
And…….we’re the only country that can make that claim.
The average American has never left The
United States; has never traveled to another country. Yet, many
of these people are “experts” at just how rotten to the core the
USA is and just how wonderful all the other countries are.
I have an idea for those people. Before you
say another word about how racist and discriminatory our country
is, take a trip to any of the countries I visited above. In
fact, travel to almost any other country in the world. When
you’re there, take a good look around and tell me if you see the
diversity that exists at home. Tell me if you see lots of
colors, different houses of worship and hear different
languages. Then, ask about their immigration policies and see
how many immigrants they allow to move in every year. Find out
if you yourself would ever be welcome to live there.
Here’s what I promise you will see and hear
if you’re not blind and deaf….The United States is the leader,
the founder and the very example of diversity at levels of
employment and inclusion in the highest offices of government
including our Presidency and Justices of our Supreme Court. We
are the leader in welcoming all forms of worship; second to
none. And when you’re done looking around, make sure to make a
reservation to come back because at some point your welcome will
After all I have seen, here’s what I know:
any street in any of our communities can resemble a meeting at
the U.N. I can’t say the same about some of “the best countries
in the world” to live in.
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Eric Glazer graduated
from the University of Miami School of Law in 1992 after
receiving a B.A. from NYU. He has practiced community
association law for three decades and is the owner of
Glazer and Sachs, P.A. a five attorney law firm with
offices in Fort Lauderdale and Orlando.
Eric is Board Certified by The Florida Bar in
Condominium and Planned Development Law.
Since 2009, Eric has been the host of Condo Craze
and HOAs, a weekly one hour radio show that airs at 11:00 a.m.
each Sunday on 850 WFTL.
Eric is the first attorney in the State of
Florida that designed a course that certifies condominium and
HOA residents as eligible to serve on a Board of Directors and
has now certified more than 20,000 Floridians all across the
state. He is certified as a Circuit Court Mediator by The
Florida Supreme Court and has mediated dozens of disputes
between associations and unit owners. Eric also devotes
significant time to advancing legislation in the best interest
of Florida community association members.