Racism rears its head in many ways, but one of the ways it silently expresses itself is under the narrative of integration. Our ancestors fought hard and persistently to grant us all the right to live and shop wherever we wanted, but the result behaves more like assimilation than integration. Integration is the unification of two or more things. In economic terms, this would mean that retailers would spread themselves across various zones based solely on their consumer market and profit margin. In simpler terms, economic integration means the equal exchange of goods and services.