Mapping the Segregation of US Cities

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The Atlantic Wire has a short piece about a series of maps by Eric Fischer detailing racial living in 40 of the largest US cities.  Unfortunately the maps are stored on Flickr as flat files, so it’s hard to zoom in and around to see more detail.  The basic method appears to get racial information down to the housing unit so it creates a point cloud of race within urban areas.  The interesting point of this method is that most cities aren’t hard delineations of race but a much more interspersed picture, despite the example from Detroit The Atlantic Wire uses.