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Old 09-30-2010, 07:37 PM   #1
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U.S Cities By Race and Ethnicity Map

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Old 09-30-2010, 10:00 PM   #2
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I love Eric Fischer's maps, but it's annoying that the Boston version always feels so "zoomed out". I know he uses the same zoom range for every city, but it sucks that it's impossible to see detailed data for the urban parts of Boston alone, and instead get diffuse info for the whole metro. Oh, and it really underscores how puny Boston is, geographically.
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Old 09-30-2010, 10:27 PM   #3
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My Bad, This One's Better.
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Old 09-30-2010, 10:34 PM   #4
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This just even further reinforces my stereotypical view of people from some places...

Malden: Asian
Quincy: Asian
Chinatown: Asian (obviously)
Chelsea: Hispanic
East Boston: Hispanic
Dorchester: Black and Hispanic
Everywhere else: Just white

And this really shows how this city still is truly still segregated, unfortunately. The 2nd link didn't work, but I found one of San Francisco and there was a nice blend of red and blue that spread evenly across (didn't see anything else, though).

I think the only thing that surprises me here, is that Lynn is the most diverse and mish-mashed place in entire map.
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Old 09-30-2010, 10:44 PM   #5
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Ok, I found the others, and I don't know what I was looking at before, but San Fransisco is pretty segregated too. I thought I was looking at San Fransisco before... but apparently not.

I'm really surprised by how bad this is, all across the country.
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Old 09-30-2010, 10:55 PM   #6
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^ Pretty sure you were looking at this map: "Adults and children: San Francisco, Berkeley, Oakland" ...

I also find it amazing that a place like Quincy or Malden can be stereotyped as "Asian" with an Asian population of what, 20%?
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There's an intense Hispanic concentration up near Salem? Didn't expect that.

The least segregated places, at least when glancing at these maps, turn out to be suburban. San Bernadino may be the least segregated at all; in fact, CA comes off much better than the rest of the country, though there are a lot of well-mixed DC suburbs too.
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Malden is alot more mixed than just white and asain, a very sizable african descent population whether Haitian, African Amer, or Black hispanic its, high school speaks something like 70 languages. Also I feel like this is segregation by choice as opposed to say 30-40 years ago. Lower income hispanics in Eastie could easily move to Dot, Southie, or even an apt in Woburn for a similar price, but as a whole people would rather be around their own. But the 128 suburbs sure could use an injection of flavor.
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South End and Cambridge Center have a nice rainbow, as does eastern dorchester, hyde park, mission hill, and the west edge of franklin park
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Allston is decently mixed, it might have the biggest Brazilian population in the city of Boston.
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I would love to take that Boston map and overlay shaded areas that fall within a half mile walk of a T stop.
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here's a regular map, would be nice to see the somervile extension and indigo line added

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But wait, if everyplace were mixed, that wouldn't be diverse either because everywhere would be the same: mixed.

Sadly, my suspicion is that places that look mixed should rather be thought of as in transition from one homogeny to another kind. Roxbury and Dorchester seem to be just about the least diverse places on the map.
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But wait, if everyplace were mixed, that wouldn't be diverse either because everywhere would be the same: mixed.
They're different types of diversity. One is a diverse population in every given place, the other is a diversity of homogeneous neighborhoods, which is really just a euphemism for de facto segregation.
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Sadly, my suspicion is that places that look mixed should rather be thought of as in transition from one homogeny to another kind. Roxbury and Dorchester seem to be just about the least diverse places on the map.
Ignoring your general point, the force of which isn't clear, it's well established that Roxbury and Dorchester are exceptionally diverse places. This is because the Caribbean, Central America, and South America are exceptionally diverse places.
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Map from New York Times, 2005-09 ACS

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