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Mon Aug 31, 2015, 08:20 PM

The best map ever made of America's racial segregation

http://www.wired.com/2013/08/how-segregated-is-your-city-this-eye-opening-map-shows-you/

A few cities:





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Response to gollygee (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2015, 08:24 PM

1. White: blue dots; African American: green dots; Asian: red; Latino: orange; all others: brown

I didn't really get the maps without that legend.

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Response to gollygee (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2015, 09:46 PM

2. Third one is Detroit, where I grew up.

Yes, within the city. Proud 1966 graduate of Cooley High School, on Hubbel just south of Fenkell. Born and raised within the city.

The red area south of Eight Mile Road is the city of Hamtramck, which in my youth was almost 100% Polish and home to Shield's Bar that had the best pizza in town.

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Response to longship (Reply #2)

Tue Sep 1, 2015, 09:21 AM

6. Hamtramck

Back around 1950, the city boasted a Polish language weekly newspaper and a Polish language AM radio station (as in polka music interrupted by commercials).

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Response to 1939 (Reply #6)

Tue Sep 1, 2015, 09:31 AM

7. Also, the best kielbasa on the planet! nt

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Response to longship (Reply #7)

Tue Sep 1, 2015, 09:41 AM

8. I grew up in the German section of Detroit (far east side)

Although my family is not German, most of our neighbors and my classmates at school had names like Bernhardt, Krause, Salzwadel, Schmidt, Stefan, Wetzelburg, etc.

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Response to gollygee (Original post)

Tue Sep 1, 2015, 08:27 AM

3. Don't miss Milwaukee, the most segregated city in America.

 

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Response to Scuba (Reply #3)

Tue Sep 1, 2015, 08:43 AM

4. Ya know we say that all the time but to see the map

Bookmarked

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Response to Scuba (Reply #3)

Tue Sep 1, 2015, 08:58 AM

5. Here's a map of Milwaukee from a different source, with different color coding

If you follow this link, you'll get a ranking, and Milwaukee has a map you can see.

http://www.businessinsider.com/most-segregated-cities-census-maps-2013-4?op=1

I've read that it depends on how it's measured, but either Milwaukee or Detroit ranks as #1, depending on specifically what is looked at. This link has Detroit listed as #1, but I've seen others that have Milwaukee listed as #1.

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Response to gollygee (Reply #5)

Tue Sep 1, 2015, 09:49 AM

9. Solutions? NT

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Response to gollygee (Original post)

Tue Sep 1, 2015, 09:54 AM

10. Detroit (Map #3) has always been one of the most segregated cities in this country

WE all had to navigate that political landscape in our youth and we all live with it's legacy today.

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Response to gollygee (Original post)

Tue Sep 1, 2015, 10:03 AM

11. SMH

Wow large portions of the country looks unpopulated, go west young man.

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