10 Most Segregated Cities in the US - Detroit, Michigan remains #1.
Detroit, Michigan # 1. While patterns of black-white segregation are deeply entrenched throughout the country, racial segregation rates are particularly high in large metropolitan areas in the northeast and midwest, and particularly in Michigan. A person's perspectives on the world, such as friends, group of childhood peers, networks and job opportunities, wealth or lack of wealth, quality of education -- all of these resources are determined to a great extent by where he or she lives.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin # 2. Nationwide, blacks have been concentrated in the inner city, far away from where new jobs are created. Yet the case of Milwaukee is extreme: 90 percent of the metro area’s black population lives in the city. Making matters worse, suburban whites are notably hostile to building any form of public transit to connect city people to suburban jobs, further exacerbating segregation’s ill effects.
New York, New York # 3. Racial segregation in housing reflects not only a troubling history of racism and discriminatory policies, it represents a failure of government to recognize the role that race still plays in sorting us, even when policies are race neutral. True, New York City is one of the most racially and ethnically diverse cities in the world, yet it is one of the most segregated US cities..
Newark, New Jersey # 4. New Jersey is the most densely populated state in the country and certainly one of the most ethnically diverse. "By any measure, New Jersey has one of the most segregated school systems in the country," Sciarra said in a May 19 Bob Braun column in The Star-Ledger. Sciarra made the comment during an event days before the New Jersey Supreme Court ordered that $500 million be pumped into the state’s low-income schools, known as Abbott districts.
Chicago, Illinois # 5. The nation was "moving toward two societies, one black, one white—separate and unequal," the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders had declared a year before Judge Austin's ruling. Chaired by Illinois governor Otto Kerner, the commission called for sustained efforts to end segregation.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania # 6. Compared to cities like Baltimore, or DC or Savannah, Philadelphia is highly segregated. But, in the greater scheme of things, it is a very diverse city. There are many neighborhoods that are predominately African American, however the white neighborhoods tend to have a fair numbers of African Americans and Asians and Latinos living comfortably in them.
Miami, Florida # 7. The average racial composition of neighborhoods where whites live differs from the average racial composition of neighborhoods lived in by blacks, by Hispanics, or by other groups.
Cleveland, Ohio # 8. Racial residential transition and attendant white flight were a concern even many decades ago, notably documented in 1940s-50s Detroit by Thomas J. Sugrue’s Origins of the Urban Crisis: Race and Inequality in Postwar Detroit (Princeton, 1996).Cleveland remains a very racially segregated metro area, albeit with a changed geography. Cleveland remains a very racially segregated metro area, albeit with a changed geography
St. Louis, Missouri # 9. Racial segregation was institutionalized in St. Louis by intent, accident, or benign neglect throughout its history, effecting the nature of race relations in the city today. "The problem of the twentieth century" wrote W. E. B. DuBois in The Souls of Black Folk in 1903, "is the problem of the color line."
Nassau-Suffolk, New York # 10. The tax system on Long Island appears to penalize minorities. According an analysis of Census data, blacks on Long Island and in many other suburbs pay higher rates of property taxes than homeowners in more affluent white communities. Poorer blacks in effect subsidize wealthier whites.
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