In fact, isn't that a microcosm of the Progressive Utopia? Manhattan is inhabited almost exclusively by effete, over-educated white millionaires who'd believe they were God's chosen (if they believed in God). The outer boroughs are a seething mass of brown, third-world humanity to ensure that the aforementioned Manhattanites have a steady supply of people to cook and wash their toilets for them (while feeling delightfully, tongue-cluckingly, paternalistic about the whole thing).
Isn't that the Obama coalition in a nutshell? Isn't this the upstairs-downstairs binary that inflicted the Obamonster on our poor country? Ugh, makes me want to move to Texas - then secede.