I typically agree with much of what David Brooks has to say. However, I'm afraid that he was way off the mark with his article "How Covenants Make Us." Demographic diversity in the United States is a good thing. The problem has to do with the lack of integration and assimilation of demographically diverse communities.
Instead of focusing on why something isn't how you think it should be, change your perception and if you still feel it's not the way it should be then change the situation. You are the captain of your own destiny and you have this control. Here are my six steps to liberate yourself and take back your power:
Safety comes when you know that you were not dropped here alone to fend for yourself, but that you are being guided toward your peace and joy every moment of your life. True safety comes when you surrender your individual mind to your higher Guidance and allow your soul to have dominion over your body/mind.