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GumboPot
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re: 21 Maps Of Highly Segregated Cities In America

I think the most interesting aspect of this is that fact that segregation appears to be natural. For example, there is no integration policy (that I'm aware of) to integrate whites and hispanics but they seem to form clear lines of demarcation naturally. Additionally, despite integration policy in southern cities, the clear lines of demarcation between whites and blacks is pretty stark.


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re: 21 Maps Of Highly Segregated Cities In America
I expected Memphis to score much higher on the index.

You will find it difficult to find a more segregated city than Memphis.


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That can't be right! Only 5 of the 21 are in the South, counting St. Louis and Houston.

/sarcasm

Seriously, the maps show that people mostly gravitate toward their own kind, where they're more comfortable, and by that includes activities, cultures and lifestyles, not just color. Since it is illegal to refuse to sell or rent based on skin color, people are moving to/living in these areas by choice.


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Y.A. Tittle
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re: 21 Maps Of Highly Segregated Cities In America
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Hurricane Katrina led to a major decline in segregation. Many wards remain highly segregated.


The only real thing that would have looked different in that graphic pre-Katrina, would be that there wouldn't be as many whites in the Bywater.


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Zach
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You will find it difficult to find a more segregated city than Memphis.

Do the white folks still live in Germantown?


majesty323
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this wouldn't have happened if the white man didn't put all the blacks and minorities in housing projects back in the day. (I'm white)


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Choirboy
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Awesome way to find out what part of town the crime is out of control.


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ever43
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re: 21 Maps Of Highly Segregated Cities In America
NYC


Catman88
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re: 21 Maps Of Highly Segregated Cities In America
Just a guess:

new-york-ny--most-of-manhattan-is-white-south-of-125th-street-with-the-exception-of-chinatown-south-brooklyn-is-mostly-white-with-pockets-of-asians-and-hispanics-and-northeast-brooklyn-going-into-queens-is-heavily-black-queens-and-the-bronx-are-highly-diverse.jpg

BTW winner of the longest fricking picture name I have ever seen
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BayouBandit24
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Overall, it has as much if not more to do with income level and property values than about skin color


it has everything to do with that, skin is meaningless


Crawdaddy
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re: 21 Maps Of Highly Segregated Cities In America
So who is moving to NOLA East any time soon


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KosmoCramer
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I think I already know the answer, but how do poor people survive in a city like NYC where the cost of living is so exponentially high?


Catman88
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What makes the property cheap in prime areas of major cities?


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wm72
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re: 21 Maps Of Highly Segregated Cities In America
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Just a guess:

new-york-ny--most-of-manhattan-is-white-south-of-125th-street-with-the-exception-of-chinatown-south-brooklyn-is-mostly-white-with-pockets-of-asians-and-hispanics-and-northeast-brooklyn-going-into-queens-is-heavily-black-queens-and-the-bronx-are-highly-diverse.jpg

BTW winner of the longest fricking picture name I have ever seen


NY neighborhoods can be pretty segregated and more so than simply what's revealed in a map broken down by white, black, asian, latino since you also have all Polish, Russian etc neighborhoods that are "white". Almost all Caribbean area that are "black." Almost all Puerto Rican, Brazilian etc areas that are "Latino" etc etc.

However, one notable difference are that you also have very large zones like (Fort Greene/Clinton Hill, for example) that are a very heterogeneous mix of blacks, latinos and whites et al who are affluent, professional, upper middle class, mainly home owners. I've really not seen that dynamic to any large degree elsewhere in the US.



The only big difference in NY from the south in terms of integrated communities I've noticed


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wm72
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re: 21 Maps Of Highly Segregated Cities In America
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I think I already know the answer, but how do poor people survive in a city like NYC where the cost of living is so exponentially high?


It's complicated and housing projects/ rent control are certainly why you see a lot of working poor living in areas that would be among the most expensive real estate in the country otherwise.

However, you can't discount the difference in salary. It's easy for an immigrant that speaks no English to get paid $15+/hr for construction and take the subway easily from outlying areas in Queens that are cheaper to the Upper East Side for work.



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Y.A. Tittle
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re: 21 Maps Of Highly Segregated Cities In America
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I think I already know the answer, but how do poor people survive in a city like NYC where the cost of living is so exponentially high?


Oddly, it's not really that high in the specific areas in which they reside.


dewster
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You will find it difficult to find a more segregated city than Memphis.


Relative to New Orleans, it's pretty segregated. Compare it to Long Island or the northeastern cities.....it's not.

White folks in Memphis concentrate between the Poplar/Walnut Grove neighborhoods, and in Germantown and Collierville. The black areas are in either the inner city or what was the inner ring suburubs (now incorporated by Memphis) 50 years ago. You do have pockets of mixed areas in the city and in the suburbs.
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wm72
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Oddly, it's not really that high in the specific areas in which they reside.



That too.

Just a small example, you can eat in an Hispanic neighborhood in Queens more cheaply than you can on average than in, say, Pensacola, Florida or Bay Minette, Alabama.

Rent and groceries are higher but so are salaries.

It's only in the affluent sections of NY like Manhattan and Brooklyn all along the river that you see the crazy prices people visiting notice.

I'm not saying NY doesn't have it's huge struggles right now with a lot of people working very long hours, living frugally and still struggling to make ends meet just like in the rest of America. That's abundantly clear.

However, at the same time, those willing to work that much can probably have a bit better chance of actually saving a little money compared to a lot of other places, especially immigrants who usually live frugally to the point of absurdity.

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