Friday, August 16, 2013

Discrimination & Diversity: Mapping Them To The Dot. New York and Newark, the Most Segregated Cities in the NE

By Claudio Iván Remeseira | Posted Friday, August 16, 10:42 a.m. ET. Last modified, Aug.16, 6:54 p.m. ET

Based on the 2010 Census, a researcher at the University of Virginia’s Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service produced a map that displays the population of the United States down to every single person, along racial and ethnic lines. 

There are 308,745,538 dots, each smaller than a single pixel. Caucasians are blue, blacks are green, Hispanics orange, Asians red, and other racial groups are marked as brown.

And here, a bit of information that will come as a shock to many: Six of the 20 most segregated cities in the U.S. are located in the Amtrak corridor that connects the northeastern Atlantic region. The most segregated cities in that corridor--and the third and fourth most segregated in the whole country--are New York and Newark. 

Jeremy Stahl tells the story. Read it at Slate
Fom Slate: Courtesy of Dustin Cable/Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service/University of Virginia

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