Map: Detroit’s Racially Concentrated Areas of Affluence and Poverty

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A while back The Atlantic included these maps from researchers at the University of Minnesota in an article titled, “Where the White People Live.” The red areas are racially concentrated areas of affluence and the blue are racially concentrated areas of poverty.

According to the research:

“Detroit [region] has 55 racially concentrated areas of affluence and 147 racially concentrated areas of poverty, […]. Detroit’s racially concentrated areas of affluence are just 1.1 percent black. Its racially concentrated areas of poverty, by contrast, are 76 percent black.”

The research also tracked federal dollars in these areas and found that three times more federal money is spent in racially concentrated areas of affluence, effectively subsidizing the segregation of housing, mobility, and place.

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