Skip to comments.Ten Most Segregated Cities In America: Is Your City On The List?
Posted on 04/10/2011 7:26:31 PM PDT by DBCJR
Well, more than fifty years since Brown v. Board, it seems Americas cities are still stuck on the separate part of the phrase.
As the results of the Census continue to roll out, the picture of the make up of Americas cities is being evaluated and as the numbers show, progress is slow and hard earned.
In their new report, The Persistence of Segregation in the Metropolis, Brown University professor John Logan and Florida State University professor Brian Stults looked at the trend in housing across the U.S. Using the 2010 Census, the pair found that despite increased racial and ethnic diversity, efforts to integrate American cities has slowed and in some places come to a dead halt.
The Most Segregated Cities in America
Detroit, Michigan Milwaukee, Wisconsin New York, New York Newark, New Jersey Chicago, Illinois Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Miami, Florida Cleveland, Ohio St. Louis, Missouri Nassau-Suffolk, New York Logan expressed his disappointment with the results telling USA Today:
This is a surprising result. At worst, it was expected that there would be continued slow progress.
While advocates of fair housing have worked since the Civil Rights era to secure the passage of legislation to prevent discrimination, the census numbers suggest there is a gap between the laws on the book and actual implementation.
Despite the grim news, there are some bright spots in the numbers on housing. In the last decade, Kansas City, which saw a 7.4 percent decrease in residential segregation.
Freedom of association?
One of the first things I noticed moving to Maryland (not “really” the South, but historically and culturally it is) was black people in the suburbs in more than the single-digit percentages I saw in Ohio. And it was no big deal.
Miami is technically in the South; however, it feels more foreign than Southern.
The underclass went to the Northern cities for the welfare and the whites then moved out of these cities.
I am surprised Miami is listed. Is it still considered a part of the United States? I couldn’t tell the last time I went through the airport.
Liberal bastions all, and all with huge financial problems.
Um, Miami, Florida?
Nassau-Suffolk is not a city. Clearly these are Standard Metropolitan Statistical Areas rather than cities. It would be interesting to know whether they’re looking at counties (doubtful), county subdivisions, census tracts, census block groups, or census blocks when computing the degree of segregation.
Correlation does not imply causality, so an increase in segregation would not prove an increase in discrimination.
By “segregation” they must be referring to black/white mixing. If they were talking about segregated barrios I wouldn’t be surprised if California held all ten spots.
It's damned illegal, for one thing.
Wherever it seems to exist, it is voluntary. There are no victims, no oppressors.
Churches? Most white people find "black" churches too loud, frenetic, or racist (like this one). Contrariwise, most black people I have invited to my majority-white-attended church (the only black family who are members are actually from Africa) have found it stodgy, boring, un-inspiring (which I , perhaps uncharitably, take to mean "not entertaining"). I hold my church to be non-segregated. YMMV.
segregated is a relative thing.
Detroit is 81 % black
Here in Massachusetts we segregate using a property tax mechanism.
It is rather effective.
Why is this “grim news?” What is wrong with whites preferring to live among whites? Most are willing to pay a steep price to do it via longer commutes and higher home prices.
I’d like to know how the conductors of the study defined “segregated,” perhaps they defined it as “still some white people left.” That’s true in Chicago where I was raised but the percentage of white folk is rapidly decreasing due to lawlessness.
Ask blacks who they rather would have as neighbors. Most don’t want hispanics, asians or whites around them. Ask hispanics who don’t speak english and would rather not be known they are here where they want to live.
The minorities balkanize themselves. And given the minorities in these areas that cause trouble know most whites try to avoid trouble, what white person in their right mind would live there? You’re just a walking target to take their anger out on.
Just walk down any street, you find blacks walking together side by side taking up the entire sidewalk and expecting everyone else to get out of their way. They don’t even look. Same with crossing the street, they cross wherever they are on the block, and expect cars to stop or slow down for them.
Talking downtown and inner city.
Nassau-Suffolk? Not only is this not a city, but these are individual counties on Long Island.
What a bunch of bunkeroo.
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