Saturday, July 7, 2007

Most Segregated U.S. Cities

The Rachel's Tavern blog has an interesting post on the most segregated cities in the U.S. using the 2000 census. There is more analysis at the blog to see, but it is interesting to see what cities are the most segregated. Of course, these statistics are for blacks only. Are not whites segregated too? Is this not a criteria? Is the tag line, "the schools are very good," not a tag line for - all white. Maybe not here in north Jersey where the best school, McNair in Jersey City is extraordinarily diverse or the NYC Metro area, but the "schools are very good" to me has always meant no blacks. And to me after attending the most diverse law school in the U.S. having that perspective - i.e. - lots of perspective is immeasurable in a learning environment. Anyway, here are the most segregated black cities.

1. Milwaukee
2. Detroit
3. Cleveland
4. St. Louis
5. Newark
6. Cincinnati
7. Buffalo-Niagara Falls
8. New York
9. Chicago
10. Philadelphia
11. (tie) New Orleans and Kansas City

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