Maria Abascal and Delia Baldassairi have reinterpreted Putnam's data. Let me emphasise this to be clear: they haven't collected any new data; they have just sifted through Putnam's old data and looked for a different way to spin it. Their thesis, in a nutshell is this: brown people are most mistrustful than "white" people, so if you have more brown people in your sample, you're going to have less trust overall. Since "diversity" basically means brown people, Putnam's research doesn't establish that diversity degrades trust, only that brown people are less trusting. And why are brown people less trusting? Because of Whitey's racism, of course. Here we depart from the realm of fact and enter the realm of speculation, but that's something the authors seem happy to do.
According to our analysis, disadvantage accounts for lower levels of trust. If you have a low income, or less schooling, or are unemployed or experiencing housing instability, you are likely to report lower trust. To make matters worse, if your neighbors experience similar disadvantages, this compounds your distrust. Taken together, this suggests that it is not the diversity of a community that undermines trust, but rather the disadvantages that people in diverse communities face.Source
Implicitly, this amounts to an acknowledgement of the fact that brown people are poorer and less well-educated than whites, something usually denied by proponents of non-European immigration into European societies. But that can be skipped over.
And their basic thesis cannot accommodate Putnam's awkward finding that, in the presence of diversity, mistrust increases even within ethnic groups. But that's no problem. Just blame it on Whitey's racism again.
Finally, our only finding related to diversity confirms a familiar story about white intolerance toward minorities. Whites who live among more blacks and Latinos report slightly lower trust than those who live in predominately white communities. This is a far cry from the claim that the minorities who are diversifying the nation are responsible for declining levels of trust.Source
Whitey's racism is the magical salve that can cure every ailment.
There are various ways in attempts could be made to confirm their hypothesis that "disadvantage" causes mistrust, not diversity. For example, you could survey ethnically-homogeneous white and non-white neighbourhoods. Are the people there less trusting than in more prosperous neighbourhoods of a similar ethnic composition? You could survey changing levels of trust over time in areas that are becoming more ethnically diverse but whose average income level does not fall. But of course they haven't done any of that. They've just thought up a new way to spin an old set of data. And even if they did do this research and it refuted their hypothesis, they would think up some new way to spin it again so Whitey was still to blame.
The claims the multicult makes are irrefutable. As such, it departs from the realm of science and enters the realm of religion. Through the alchemy of their magical thinking, any seeming disbenefit caused by diversity can be blamed on the Evilness of Whitey, evoking ancient religious tropes that depict suffering as the consequence of sin.
We need to understand the profound irrationality of the people who rule us, that is the ones who actually are part of our tribe, as opposed to the aliens pretending to go along with their agenda, but simply ruthlessly exploiting it for their own ethnic advantage. We are dealing here with a cult. The only thing you can compare this with historically are outbreaks of religious mania. The idea of Equality is as important to our rulers as Islam is to Muslims. It is a religion, not a rational, refutable belief system.