2010 Social Explorer Maps on “Remapping Debate” Illustrate Persistent Segregation by Sydney Beveridge
A new feature on Remapping Debate shows that though the US may be becoming more diverse, we are still living apart. In “New maps show segregation alive and well,” Remapping Debate followed up on an earlier examination of segregation patterns to reveal that these patterns persist. (You can read more about the original post here, which was featured on The Huffington Post.)
Working with tools provided by Social Explorer, Remapping Debate released interactive maps that can zoom down to the Census Block Group level anywhere in the US, showing the high concentration of segregated neighborhoods.
Social Explorer segregation map from Remapping Debate
In the wake of Census 2010, media attention has focused on the slow trend towards less segregation for African-Americans that has continued in the last 10 years. But demographic experts agree that segregation in the United States is still alive and well. And Remapping Debate’s new maps provide vivid proof that a substantial increase in diversity in the nation overall is not mirrored by the demographics of the segregated neighborhoods in which most Americans live.
Social Explorer map showing segregation along Flatbush Ave in Brooklyn, NY