Check Out the Extreme Racial Segregation in America’s Biggest Cities

Gus Lubin, Business Insider, September 22, 2010

America is known as the Great Melting Pot.

But a closer look at census data shows we’re a lot closer to a dinner plate with the peas here, carrots here, potatoes here, and steak over there. In other words, a very high level of racial segregation.

This cool series of maps was produced by Eric Fischer, based on a map of Chicago from Bill Rankin’s Radical Cartography.

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[The 22 maps can be viewed starting with Detroit, here. For all maps, Red represents whites, blue represents blacks, green represents Asian, and orange represents Hispanics. Each dot represents 25 people.]

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Detroit. Red represents whites, blue represents blacks, green represents Asian, and orange represents Hispanics. Each dot represents 25 people. Source: Eric Fischer on flickr.

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