Data guru Nate Silver looks at segregation across 100 of the largest cities. Atlanta ranks 2nd nationally and is the most segregated city in the South.
Many of us think back to the Civil Rights Movement.
The Manhattan Institute’s report The End of the Segregated Century: Racial Separation in America’s Neighborhoods, 1890-2010 says:
“At its mid-century peak, segregation reflected the operation of both government and market forces. Beginning in the 1930s, federal regulations disfavored the extension of mortgage credit to homeowners in mixed-race neighborhoods.”
Present-day racism was built on a long history of racially-distributed resources and ideas that shape our view of ourselves and others. Explore the charts and resources below to better understand the current and historical diversity and segregation across Metro Atlanta and Georgia.
According to Georgia State University, the Asian and Asian-American population in Metro Atlanta has grown dramatically in recent years. After increasing by 128% in the 1990s, the number of individuals of Asian descent in Georgia grew by another 81.6% since 2000.
These days, most of Metro Atlanta’s new Latinx residents hail from the United States. Are we creating equal opportunities for Latinx children to thrive? What’s the history? Find out more below.