Study of Census Data Finds a Segregated America, Especially for Blacks

US News, July 24, 2012

While some have called the 21st century the end of segregation in American society, new research comes to a very different conclusion.

Researchers at Dartmouth, the University of Georgia, and the University of Washington decided to look at neighborhood data from the U.S. Census in 1990, 2000, and 2010 to compare trends in racial diversity. They then created “cartographic visualizations” of 53 large metropolitan areas and every state in the United States. What they found might—or might not—surprise you.

While the census data did show an increase in racial diversity in the country’s largest cities over the past 20 years, several other trends are also evident—African-Americans remain concentrated in segregated neighborhoods; highly diverse neighborhoods are actually rare; and newly arrived immigrants continue to settle in concentrated racial residential patterns.

Their research, recently published in the Professional Geographer, clearly showed patterns and changes in neighborhood racial configuration in major cities by examining the degree to which groups share residential space in each of the neighborhoods (or “census tracts,” a unit of analysis that the U.S. Census uses to define a neighborhood).

And what they found in major cities is that, while there are no longer neighborhoods that are all black or all white, segregation still exists. In short, the researchers found that segregation has declined, but not nearly as much as most people generally believe.


“The trend we’ve seen is for predominantly white tracts to become more racially diverse,” [professor Richard] Wright said. “We’ve also seen an increase in the number of tracts that are Latino-dominated and un-diverse, and a greater count of Asian-dominated tracts that are un-diverse.

“And this is because of immigration. African-Americans have a longer history of settlement in the United States. And while the number of low-diversity African-American neighborhoods has declined a little, it’s nowhere near the same rate as low-diversity, white-dominated tracts. So old histories are getting rewritten in these metropolitan areas, but African-Americans remain segregated,” he said.


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  • in other words non whites are expanding their racially exclusive territory with traditional white areas being mixed out of existence slowly. 

    • Probably Asians & light Hispanics- but not Blacks- are diminishing the number of White segregated areas.

      • El_Magyar

        My God, that was hard to read. The writer was obviously trying to sound academic, however, she came across as having way too many words in her mouth that weren’t needed and/or misused.

        • Well, one crucial point is true- nobody wants Blacks.

          • AA

            I agree with the premise of the book. You have people and then you have blacks. Blacks will always be at the bottom. As a whole, allother races/ethnic groups want to do what’s best for their family, etc. Not blacks. They are, and always will be, on self-destruct. They do a damn good job at destroying one another too….93% in fact!!!!

    • Church_of_Jed

      Whites who won’t move into neighborhoods that “reflect Diveristy” will be forceably moved into them by the Govt.

      Do you really think you own your property?  You rent it from the Govt., and your payment is the tax.  Try not paying your tax rent and see who really owns your “private” property.

      •  Agree absolutely— Property tax is rent on you home.

        You NEVER get to own y0ur home.  Sothere is really   no private property despite the window dressing. 

        There is always an effective lien on your house.

        As for the diversity, indeed EVERYONE likes to live where whites do, but the converse is not true.

        AFrica for Africans, Asia for the ASians, White Countries for EVERYONE. 

        Hell NO.  This is geNOcide. 


  • MekongDelta69

    What they found might—or might not—surprise you.

    The only people who were “surprised” were all the clueless idiot leftists from those colleges.

    “Yeah, I was thinking honey. Yanno – we should trade in our nice house in an almost all white neighborhood and go back to NYC where we both grew up and maybe get an apt. in a five floor walk-up near Marcus Garvey and DeKalb (Bed-Stuy). Waddya think dear?”

    *ducks while wife throws the entire contents of the china cabinet my way

  • Francis Galton

    I think this is the first time I have ever heard of exclusively non-White areas being referred to as “un-diverse.”  Until this point only White areas lacked diversity, according to the Liberal Playbook. 

    That being said, there are still, mercifully, many areas left that are almost exclusively White–nearly all of West Virginia and Vermont, most rural areas, and many suburban areas all around the country. 

    All I know is that whenever I am in my grandmother’s census tract in Morgantown, WV–88% White and 7% NAM (non-Asian minority)–I feel very safe, and have no problem walking alone at any time of day or night.  On the other hand, in my census tract in Norfolk, VA–64% White and 34% NAM–a 15-minute nighttime walk to the nearest convenience store is potentially taking your life into your hands (and that’s not nearly the worst Norfolk has to offer!)

    • mikejones91

      I hear Morgantown is pretty nice 

    • I’ve noticed that when blacks are a small minority among whites (let’s say 10%), they moderate their public behavior to fit in with whites.

      However, when they become a large minority among whites (~30%), then they feed off of each other and start showing their “true colors,” acting true to their character (loud talking, loud music, loud parties, ghetto talk/Ebonics, arrogant attitude, crime starts increasing).

      That’s when most “non-racist” whites flee and deny to themselves and their family, friends, and coworkers the real reason why they left.

      • El_Magyar

        Excellent article. I had heard about that study and was looking for the article.

        How can anyone question why decent middle class people do not want inner-city Blacks moving into their neighborhoods? Reality can be a bitch.

    • Orange County – well some parts of Orange county anyway.


      Say it out loud and unapologetically. 

      I want to live in an all white neighbourhood and country.  That is my freedom and my right. 

      Who opposes my right to freedom of association???  ITs pushing geNOcide.

    • Folklink

      That is so true. I once was talking to a white liberal about the neighborhood where I lived and I described it as being 99% Mexican. And she said she wished she could live in an area as ‘diverse’ as that. 

  • Mentious

    I guess the summary is this:

    Only Whites, who have been specifically targeted for deracination and ethnic destruction by making them feel “guilty” for having White ethnic communities — are undergoing self-destruction. The other groups are still doing the natural, most enjoyable thing: Living with their own kind and keeping their distinct ethnes alive. All makes sense.

  • JohnEngelman

    “The trend we’ve seen is for predominantly white tracts to become more racially diverse,         
    – US News, July 24, 2012       
    This is because non whites feel safe moving into white neighborhoods. 

    • Marcy Fleming

       The Democratic Party promotes this because all the former white Democrats like myself rarely vote Democratic anymore, only accepting my fellow white Jews who still vote 85% Democratic. Most of the ex-Democrats have not become Republicans but either
      independents or have opted out of politics.
      Blacks will vote Democratic every time because they benefit more from government
      than other groups.  So when Blacks move in they break up former GOP strongholds.
      I’m voting for Obama precisely because of the great harm that he’s doing to the country
      and the country richly deserves it. 

      •  I was thinking that.  And voting for Morgan Freeman was the way to go in 2008 because too many kids just had to vote for Jackie Robinson.  But can you imagine the butthurt if he loses?  Besides, if he stays in office, he’ll get more gray hairs.  Before the election, he hadn’t aged a day since his Fresh Prince of Bel-Air days.

        • Will Smith is the devil. He’s the poster-child for black people, the non-threatening black guy. The liberals want you to think every black person is just like Will Smith. He needs to get caught beating up a hooker or something, that will shatter the illusion.

    • anarchyst

      You are correct.  However, they bring their ghetto trash with them . . .

  • WmarkW

    Who wants diversity in a residential neighborhood?

    Do families with kids seek young singles who stay up making noise at night?
    Do seniors look for places where kids ride bikes and skateboards on the sidewalks?
    Do non-English speakers look for English-only neighborhoods or places where they can talk to the neighbors?

    The model for diversity should be Old New York.  Blacks, Jews, Italians, Puerto Ricans set up neighborhoods of their own, where everyone shares common backgrounds, values and expectations of public behavior. 
    So if you want to experience an India ‘hood today, YOU CAN GO VISIT THERE.

    But I don’t need to LIVE around anyone who doesn’t act in a reciprocal fashion to me.

    • Mentious

      “Who wants diversity in a residential neighborhood?”

      Especially considering that the various White peoples have enormous diversity right within themselves. (Watch old American and European movies and TV shows featuring all-White casts to  remember how diverse Whites always have been.) Only the eyes of jaded Whites fail to see it. In other words, only unspiritual Whites, calloused and besotted with too much “world” and too much sensation — require extremes of racial “diversity” to make them feel life is interesting. Lust for “diversity” is lust. It only afflicts the ignorant.

  • Questions for Pro-Diversity Multiculturalists:

    Why do Pro-Diversity Multi-Cultists insist that Diversity and Multiculturalism be applied only toward white majority nations and cities of the world, and never toward the black, Arab, or Asian majority nations and cities of the world?

    Why is an open public statement by a black mayor to keep New Orleans a “Chocolate City” not met by the same pro-diversity multi-cultists with calls of outrage and labels of “RACIST”?

    Why did the Detroit News/Detroit Free Press print a week long series every year complaining that the majority white Detroit suburbs are too white and not black enough…Then later publish another article complaining that the few white yuppies who move back to Detroit are problematic because they are displacing blacks?

    Why are whites who attempt to protect their own racial and cultural self interests called ‘Racists”, but when blacks do the very same it’s called, “Black Pride”, “Righteous”, and “Keeping It Real”?

    Not too hard too see how people could get the impression that the Pro-Diversity Multi-Cultists are really just under-cover anti-white racists.

  • “So old histories are getting rewritten in these metropolitan areas, but African-Americans remain segregated,” he said.”

    Translation – No race anywhere at anytime wants anything to do with blacks. 

  • John_D01

    Why, it’s as though other people don’t want to live around African Americans.  Why in the world could that possibly be?  They improve neighborhoods wherever they are, in every metric available.  Oh wait.  Just the opposite is true.

    • “I think this would be a wonderful opportunity to pause for a moment and give thanks for the many great contributions of the Black community to our society. Their peaceful and generous nature make them ideal neighbors, lending testimony to their exceptional family values and parenting skills unrivaled by any other culture.

      Their commitment to academic excellence enriches our schools and serves as an example to all who hope to achieve prominence as a people. Real Estate values are fueled by the influx of African Americans into an area due to their caring and respectful nurturing of these communities, an example of all they have achieved by their enthusiasm for self improvement through hard work and a self-reliant can-do nature. Without their industrious and creative drive, we would be poorer as a nation.”

      From Philadelphia PA, Washington D.C., St. Louis, New Orleans, Los Angeles CA, Flint MI, Baltimore, Pontiac MI, Gary Ind., Newark NJ, Cleveland OH, Atlanta GA, Richmond VA, Memphis Tn, Birmingham, Camden NJ,  to Nigeria, Congo, Rwanda, Uganda, Ivory Coast, Haiti, Sierra Leone, Mogadishu, Somalia, Burundi, Sudan, Liberia, Angola, Ethiopia, and South Africa. And let’s not forget Detroit, the tourism capital of the world!

      • MekongDelta69

        You just HAD to include the pic of Cowpie Rodham Rodham Rodham to top off your clever, sarcastic post, didn’t you?!!

        She’s such a ‘looker’.

        I’d like to pause for a moment to give thanks…
        Okay – time’s up. That’s more than enough.

        • robinbishop34

           I thought that was Lisa Lampenelli.

      • John_D01

        Haha.  Great stuff, Pax.  Have duly saved it.

  • Church_of_Jed

    White Humanity must reconcile itself to the fact that our breeding grounds are no longer ours and that we are an endangered species when visible in the public space.  Our world has shrunken down to just a few friends and family.  Technology will one day be implanted in our brains that will detect racist thoughts and zap us into zombieland.

    We must admit that this world is fully owned and ruled by Black Satan and his coloured hordes. We are angels of light and will suffer as White Christ did.  Horror and pain are our future.  It’s not whether or not you will suffer, but how many you make suffer along with you that counts.  Equalize your misery with those who misuse their White privilege…

  • Nothing new here. Common sense. This has been happening since the 1940’s when blacks began moving into white neighborhoods, which prompted rapid white flight, leaving behind areas that quickly turned into ghettos. Whites are getting more and more desperate to live in good areas and those who have the mobility can leave diversity far behind. Poor whites are stuck to fend for themselves against the mongrel hordes. The only thing interesting about these “findings” is that the author concludes that Latinand Asian areas are “undiverse”.

  • APaige

    It seems as though ‘everyone’ wants to live in white areas, but ‘nobody’ wants to live near blacks. I guess when people say they want to live in a ‘nice neighborhood with good schools’, they really mean away from blacks, and to a lesser degree-Hispanics.

  • I call it the demographic dance. 

    They move in. We move out. They follow us. We move out. 

    What happened in S Africa is happening in N America.

    In 1900 about 1 of 3 S Africans was white. 
    In 1911 about 1 in 10 S Africans was white. 

  • Well of course, whites create liveable and safe places and then blacks (and other non-whites) demand to be allowed in. Once they are in they start their usual round of demands usually involving power and control. Then the cycle of degradation begins and whites start leaving to be replaced by more non-whites and more trouble. Then these areas become predominately black and no white in their right mind wants to move into these areas. Then the whole thing starts all over again in the areas whites takeover and make liveable and safe. Probably at some point Detroit might become a white majority city again.

  • While the census data did show an increase in racial diversity in the country’s largest cities over the past 20 years, several other trends are also evident—African-Americans remain concentrated in segregated neighborhoods; highly diverse neighborhoods are actually rare; and newly arrived immigrants continue to settle in concentrated racial residential patterns.

    Evidently, most people want to live with their own kind.

    Who knew?

    • Sloppo

      There is nothing wrong with that unless you are white.  Then it’s unforgivable.  

  • The so-called “mainstream media” has been instrumental in destroying white enclaves wherever they are. The media is an integral part of the leftist power structure. This is why it infuriates me to see them speak of the displacement of whites (white areas becoming “more diverse”) as if it’s just something that happens all by itself. In fact, it is far from being a natural phenomenon; it’s very much by design.

  • AmRem

    I got a new graffiti art added to my community today

    it reads “NIG NAG SYKO” 

  • bubo

    The “justice” department’s main goal the past few decades has been to block-bust white neighborhoods.  They did it to mine.  Section 8 is the weapon they use.   

    The U.S. government, and I don’t just mean Obama’s, are at war with the white middle class.   They wish to destroy us.  

    • Alex

      It really does seem like that is the case. My mom lives in a neighborhood that is at a bit of a crossroads where some black people are moving in, but also younger white people are moving in as response to expensive living costs in trendy neighborhoods (the local government is still run by whites and have the smarts to advertise to entice young white people to the area, and the area itself still is mostly nice). Hopefully, the young white people keep moving in and that can force the blacks away as it has happened with success in some Chicago neighborhoods. The neighborhood is reasonably priced, but still out of range of the majority of blacks, especially the ones moving in. 

      The only reason why they are there and starting to ruin blocks in the neigborhood is due to Section 8 housing. It really brings in absolutely some of the worst ones. I know that when I go back to visit I always have a knife on me and if I’m driving my tire iron ready to go nearby. I remember seeing down the block the police surveillance fan and learning that they were in front of the building that served as an open-air heroin and crack market for a time, of course that was Lemongello, Lakitro and Royale running that. The idea of being civilized and having a functional society is a completely alien concept for these people. It doesn’t matter how beutiful the trough is, a pig will never be able to appreciate it,  keep it clean and not break it.

      The neighborhood wasn’t perfect before as there were a decent amount of Mexican gang members and the city did a lot to push them out, but the Section 8 housing provided the perfect platform for the blacks to start coming in.  The landlords who use it don’t care most of the time as they don’t live in the neighborhood and charge a higher rent and are assured of getting paid by the government.  

      If we got rid of the program it would be wonderful and would save neighborhoods and spare the taxpayer. It seems though at this point in the game, if it were to happen suddenly it would certainly require martial law and be pretty bloody. They have gotten so used to being completely coddled that they have no idea how to function on their own and will revert en masse to their natural state of destruction and mayhem when not getting what they want. I certainly think that we as individual need to be ready for this scenario when this extortionist program along with other entitlement ones end.

  • Church_of_Jed

    This is what you get when you combine democracy with Diversity-

  • Jed has long been an insightful guiding light here at AmRen

  • jeffaral

    Christian churches have always been leading the anti-segregation crusade.  If we allegedly are  ONE human race under one God, preserving one’s own culture and race becomes godless in the eyes of the one world Jesus crrowd.

  • Church_of_Jed

    You can evict squatters from your property if you decide to convert it to a storage facility for your own uncontained bodily waste. Save water, don’t flush… dump it where they can’t miss it…

    Like draws like…

  • thnx

  • Diversity is simply the word used for that period of time when one race is displacing another in any given area.

    “This area is being diversified.”  is just another phrase for “This area is being ethnically cleansed.”

  • benvad

    We’ve got start using their fears against them. Voodoo, Haunted Houses all kinds of stuff so that they eventually shout “Feets don’t faiiiillllll me nooowwww!”, and they flee the area.