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308,745,538 Dots Provide Visual Proof That Racial Segregation Is Still the Norm

Liz Dwyer

Were you counted in the 2010 census? If so, you're one of over 308 million people whose race and ethnicity University of Virginia researcher Dustin Cable plotted in a map that reveals how segregated America still is. As Cable told Al Jazeera. "Even if segregation is better then what it was, it doesn't mean we no longer have to worry about it."

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  • Alessandra Rizzotti

    Is it segregation that is causing perhaps differences in cost of living or is it costs of living making segregation possible? Interesting to think about. The zoom in on Detroit is particularly eye-opening. I was thinking about the gates that were put up in South LA around residences on Venice Blvd, and I realized that gated communities only fuel this segregation. Interesting study on gated communities I read here:

  • Lou Pizante

    I know this is not the most insightful or stimulating conversation starter, but holy f'ing wow! What an illuminating map!

    • Liz Dwyer

      Agreed. It's really amazing when you zoom it in--we have a LOT of work to do in this country.