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Life in 98118: Seattle’s Rainier Valley – One of the Nation’s Most Diverse Zip Codes

by Wendy Call
Seattle, Washington

“Here in Rainier Valley we seem glad to go against the tide, everyone living with neighbors who look, speak, dress, worship, eat, work, and celebrate in dramatically different ways. 98118, one of the country’s most diverse zip codes, shows that a strong, inclusive, and (we hope) stable community can be built.” – Wendy Call

Writer Wendy Call reflects on her experience living in Seattle’s Rainier Valley. “In another half century,” she writes, “the faces of today’s 98118 will strongly resemble the faces of our entire nation.”

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