Race and ethnicity: Atlanta

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I was astounded by Bill Rankin's map of Chicago's racial and ethnic divides and wanted to see what other cities looked like mapped the same way. To match his map, Red is White, Blue is Black, Green is Asian, Orange is Hispanic, Gray is Other, and each dot is 25 people. Data from Census 2000. Base map © OpenStreetMap, CC-BY-SA

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  1. JimR_ATL 44 months ago | reply

    mtodd, those street name changes date back to the segregation era, when the whites north of Poncie wouldn't be caught dead living on the same street as the blacks, even though it's the same street. There are many-decade old historical roots to that one.

  2. tiffanybbrown 44 months ago | reply

    @Illacina i wish i could find it, but late last year, WSB had a map of the city's mayoral election results. Mary Norwood nicely matched up with the red parts of the map. Kasim Reed matched up nicely with the blue parts.

  3. timsnydertv 44 months ago | reply

    Everything bad about ethnic blending can be found in Atl. More mexicans here than in Morelia Mexico! No reason to integrate into society because "diversity" caters to their every whim. I feel sorry for the blacks. Even though they have done very little to raise their standard of living no one is giving them the free hand-outs that the mexicans get. The asian are like the mexican, mostly illegal but they are content to take care of them selves financially. ie no welfare. Most are in the slave trade though it is never discussed in public. Get out when you can. The beautiful south will never be the same.

  4. tiffanybbrown 44 months ago | reply

    aaand timsnydertv keeps it kkklassy. Thanks dude.

  5. R. Soon 44 months ago | reply

    I'd like to see what role real estate discrimination plays in the perpetuation of the racial divides. In many areas, I'm sure the separation is entirely voluntary, esp. where property rental is concerned, but I doubt real estate agents in Sandy Springs, for example, are eager to show non-white prospective buyers homes next to their favorite white clients. Maybe timsnydertv can weigh in on that, since he's clearly also in favor of continued segregation.

  6. R. Soon 44 months ago | reply

    I was thinking the same thing. Quiet gerrymandering, very possibly.

  7. cctgirl 44 months ago | reply

    I live in the fruity pebbles section of Buford Highway. Tasty.

  8. widmerpool70 44 months ago | reply

    Dekalb is the dividing street today, not Ponce.

  9. tiffanybbrown 44 months ago | reply

    There's still quite a bit of hold-over from Ponce. It's especially evident where Ponce crosses Monroe and Boulevard.

  10. widmerpool70 44 months ago | reply

    I sure would like to see it with the new census data. When will he have access to that?

  11. King James 3000 44 months ago | reply

    I LOVE Atlanta. great place to visit. All the dudes are gay so that means more girls for me! If you are a straight Black male this is the place to be! Go to any club and it's full of dimepieces!

  12. Eric Fischer 44 months ago | reply

    What I've heard is that the tabulations for the 2010 Census will be available in June.

  13. Zlatko Unger 43 months ago | reply

    Very cool. It would be nice to have a transparent map of the city underneath to give more context.

  14. JLeofsky 43 months ago | reply

    Zoom in ZU There are roads under the color, if you click on image and find original (quite large), you can save it then cut/crop out your own neighborhood, the gray lines of roads are visible...

  15. Disgruntled customer 43 months ago | reply

    #7 Most Dangerous Neighborhood is near Georgia State (Tech) University.

  16. vapspwi 43 months ago | reply

    89AKurt, Georgia State and Georgia Tech are two different schools.

  17. Eric Fischer 42 months ago | reply

    Replaced with new image that represents the shapes of census blocks accurately.

  18. Eric Fischer 37 months ago | reply

    Updated for Census 2010:

  19. yukon28209 37 months ago | reply

    I'd like to see Houston. I know Atlanta has the reputation of being the city too busy to hate, but I've never been there. Houston, though - is where I've had that actual experience. My neighborhood and day job are more integrated than almost anywhere I've ever been, except maybe when I worked in Toronto a decade ago.

    And Chicago, (Bill Rankin's original map) - except for Hyde Park, very divided.

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