Saturday, September 25, 2010

Maps Showing Racial Breakdown in American Cities

By David Gardner
September 25, 2010

These are the maps that show the racial breakdown of America’s biggest  cities.
But the colourful charts appear to belie the U.S.’s reputation as the world’s melting pot.

Using information from the latest U.S. census results available, the maps show just how far America has come in blending together the races in the nation’s 40 largest cities.
With one dot equalling 25 people, digital cartographer Eric Fischer then colour-coded them based on race, with whites represented by pink, blacks by blue, Hispanic by orange and Asians by green.

The resulting maps may not represent what many might expect Barack Obama’s rainbow nation to look like.
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