vendredi 1 avril 2011

USA: Maybe we're not as diverse as we think we are.

More than forty years after the civil rights movement, research shows that America remains fairly segregated, despite attempts to racially integrate. A recent study breaks down cities where ethnically separate neighborhoods have a tendency to prevail, and the results may — or may not — be a surprise.

John Paul DeWitt of and the University of Michigan collaborated to pull together the data, and have a list of the top 10 most segregated cities in America. Despite what you may think, they're not all in the South either.

In fact, the most segregated cities in the States mainly come from the North. Even major metropolitan cities make the cut, with Los Angeles coming in at number 10. New York, known for its people from different walks of life, comes in shockingly high at number two.

But which city takes the cake? It's Milwaukee, where 90 percent of African-Americans live in the inner city. Read Salon's article to see what other urban areas made it onto the list.


People don't realize that diversity isn't the same as integration. Blacks and whites in New York, where I live, are as segregated today as in 1910 [based on a sociologists' segregation index that measures how much contact people of differing races have with one another.]

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