Race maps of America – plus I added some Chicago-specific links in the post

Revealed: The maps that show the racial breakdown of America’s biggest cities

By
David Gardner
Last updated at 5:49 PM on 25th September 2010

These are the maps that show the racial breakdown of America’s biggest  cities.

Using information from the latest U.S. census results, the maps show the extent to which America has blended together the races in the nation’s 40 largest cities.

With one dot equalling 25 people, digital cartographer Eric Fischer then colour-coded them based on race, with whites represented by pink, blacks by blue, Hispanic by orange and Asians by green.

The resulting maps may not represent what many might expect Barack Obama’s integrated rainbow nation to look like, as many cities have clear racial dividing lines.

These are pretty cool. Really, they are just what I would expect to see. No big surprises.

I was more interested in a city that I could identify with, so I found Fischer’s maps for Chicago.

http://chicagoist.com/2010/09/20/mapping_chicagos_racial_and_ethnic.php?galle…

But, I think that these maps are even cooler.

http://www.radicalcartography.net/index.html?chicagodots

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