The End of Segregation? Hardly.
A More Nuanced View from the New York Metropolitan Region
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Wednesday, March 7, 2012 FOR INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Richard Alba or Steven Romalewski
The Center for Urban Research (CUR) at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY) has prepared a response to the Manhattan Institute's boldly titled report The End of the Segregated Century. The Center’s analysis found a more nuanced view, using the metropolitan area centered on New York City as a case study. Though CUR's response notes that the integration of Black Americans continues to advance, it concludes that the end of segregation, or even of the segregated century, is not at hand.
The response by CUR features detailed maps, sometimes down to the level of the city block, to investigate the population dynamics in some iconic neighborhoods, and uncovers a picture that mixes integration with renewed segregation. Further, the Center's analysis identifies a critical blind spot in the Manhattan Institute's approach that leads the Institute to view all-minority neighborhoods, in which blacks and Hispanics live side by side, as relatively integrated.
- Please see the full report here.
- An executive summary [PDF] is available here (and at the link above).
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