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The U.S. Cities Where Creative Class Workers Are Most Segregated From Everyone Else

Those who work in different types of jobs tend to live apart in places like L.A., San Francisco and Texas's largest metros.

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The U.S. Cities Where the Poor Are Most Segregated From Everyone Else

In more affluent metros, higher housing prices can lead to higher concentrations of poverty.

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The Commuting Penalty of Being Poor and Black in Chicago

Low-wage black workers have longer commutes than whites traveling to the same kinds of jobs.

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A Groundbreaking 1961 Documentary Laid Bare Chicago's Racial Disparities

Ten years after the Cicero riots came an award-winning film called The City of Necessity.

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Chicago Survives the Months-Long Red Line South Reconstruction Project

The quiet end of a major mass transit disruption.

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White Flight's Surprising 'Silver Lining'

The historic exodus of whites from American cities helped boost black homeownership nationwide.

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How Banks Are Still Discriminating Against Minorities in the Foreclosure Crisis

They're doing a much better job of maintaining and marketing foreclosed homes in white neighborhoods.

The Enduring False Narratives of Segregation

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

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A Strangely Beautiful Map of Race in America

A story told in dots.

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Moving Poor People Into a Neighborhood Doesn't Cause Crime

Hard proof that there's no relationship between housing vouchers and higher crime at the city level or in the suburbs.

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Hysteria and Racist Screeds Over HUD Plans to Map Neighborhood Diversity

Cue cries of "social engineering," "forced integration," and "tyranny."

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Housing Discrimination Still Exists, in Deceptively Subtle Forms

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

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What Military Commissaries Have in Common With Whole Foods

Niche grocery stores allow us to avoid interacting with people who are different from ourselves.

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How Residential Mobility Patterns Perpetuate Segregation

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

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Why Segregation Is Bad for Everyone

Even wealthy people in the suburbs.

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Is Your City Getting in the Way of Your Social Life?

Measuring the "social interaction potential" of place.

A New Interactive Graphic Maps Segregation in 268 Different Metros

See how your city's black-white segregation levels have changed between 1970 and 2010.

The More Diverse a Metro Is, the More Segregated It's Likely to Be

The gains towards greater integration over the last four decades aren’t going to the metro areas that need it the most.

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Class-Divided Cities: San Francisco Edition

The 11th in our series exploring the class divides across America's largest cities and metros.