Race

The Dramatic Racial Bias of Subprime Lending During the Housing Boom

Blacks and Latinos were more than twice as likely as comparable whites to receive such high-cost loans.

The Enduring False Narratives of Segregation

Two generations after the civil rights era, many urban Americans are actually more segregated than ever.

A Strangely Beautiful Map of Race in America

A story told in dots.

Proof That Lots of New Yorkers Once Actually Liked Anthony Weiner

And other patterns from a new Election Atlas of New York voting results.

How Race and Inequality Influence the Size of Urban Police Forces

Findings from the police staffing levels of 64 U.S. cities.

How Many Gentrification Critics Are Actually Gentrifiers Themselves?

Few groups, two researchers argue, are more hypocritical than urbanists discussing gentrification.

Barack Obama and Ray Kelly Are Saying the Exact Opposite Things on Racial Profiling

Two parallel conversations on race, violence, and stop-and-frisk.

Only 3 U.S. States Bother to Study How Sentencing Rules Affect Minorities

How an idea borrowed from the environmental movement could help narrow racial disparities in the prison system.

With a New Curfew, Is Downtown Greensboro Telling Young Black People to Stay Away?

The city's redevelopment strategy is starting to pay off, but some familiar tensions have followed.

It's Not Just Zimmerman: Race Matters a Lot in 'Stand Your Ground' Verdicts

The Trayvon Martin case and how the definition of justice differs across America.

Why the Lowest Income Families Might Care the Most About Their Neighborhoods

For starters, they have fewer prospects for moving anywhere else.

Poverty Maps From 1980 Look Astonishingly Different Compared to 2010

In every metropolitan area in the U.S.

Housing Discrimination Still Exists, in Deceptively Subtle Forms

How real estate and rental agents find ever-more subtle ways to keep a neighborhood white.

Drowning's Racial History

Drowning is the number-two cause of death in children, and the racial disparities in those numbers are important to consider in improving safety.

How Residential Mobility Patterns Perpetuate Segregation

New research explains why racial segregation hasn't gone away on its own.

Does Living Near Fast Food Restaurants Increase Your Risk of Obesity?

Research looking at African Americans in Houston finds a significant correlation.

The Inequality of Urban Tree Cover

Minorities are significantly more likely to live in heat-prone neighborhoods that will be particularly at risk with climate change.

The Demographic Milestone of the 2012 Election

For the first time, blacks voted at a higher rate nationally than whites.

Why Segregation Is Bad for Everyone

Even wealthy people in the suburbs.