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When I say Portland is segregated, this is what I mean. Unfortunately -- and contrary to my intuition -- Boston is only somewhat better. The two cities I'd most like to add as adopted homes, New York and LA are... somewhat better still, I guess that's all I can say. Thanks to [personal profile] techstep for the link.

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Date: 2010-09-21 04:52 am (UTC)
winterkoninkje: Shadowcrane (Default)
From: [personal profile] winterkoninkje
Perhaps I'm misreading those, but Boston, NY, and LA look worse to me. It's hard to tell because Portland is almost entirely white, but the areas with other ethnicities are mixed in with white; as opposed to the other cities where you get swaths of pure blue, green, and yellow (or a mixture of the three which suspiciously lacks any red).

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Date: 2010-09-21 05:41 am (UTC)
luinied: The Twilight Rune (Default)
From: [personal profile] luinied
Philadelphia is more segregated according to those maps than it seems to me, but I'm not sure how much of that is due to my impressions being based on people I see walking around or taking transit rather than where those people live.

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Date: 2010-09-21 08:22 am (UTC)
etb: detail of SEPTA Center City rail transit map (center city)
From: [personal profile] etb
I biked through some of the BLUE ZONES many times, and the people walking around were...not very white.

On the #17 from South Philadelphia, you could block all the windows, turn off the stop announcements, and still have an excellent idea of where you were just by looking at who was on the bus.

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Date: 2010-09-21 03:19 pm (UTC)
luinied: The Twilight Rune (Default)
From: [personal profile] luinied
I'm not sure I've paid attention to my fellow bus passengers to enough of a degree to do that - mostly I'm just aware of how white people are not the vast majority (contrast to anywhere in Wisconsin except Milwaukee) and yet I am not the only white person (contrast to LA). But it's true that, when I've walked into the blue areas of West Philly, I have seen pretty much only black people - at one point, shortly after I moved, I was asked whether I was lost while exploring the 10 block radius of my apartment.

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Date: 2010-09-21 10:47 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] ptc24
The maps are very interesting; however, they have the curious property that they look substantially more segregated at default resolution than at full resolution. In particular, in Portland, at default resolution it's not really possible to see any Asians (green dots), whereas at full resolution there are some very definite trends to be seen.

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Date: 2010-09-21 04:52 pm (UTC)
miang: Miang Hawwa (with Opiomorph), Xenogears: May God's love be with you (and there's nothing I can do). (edgeworth - objection!)
From: [personal profile] miang
Seconding everything in this comment. I really wish he'd used a darker green to represent Asians -- there tends to be a lot of Hispanic overlap with the Asian areas in LA, but the orange completely washes out the light green dots at the default resolution.

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