American segregation, mapped at day and night

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  • Published on:  Monday, February 18, 2019
  • We work in diverse places. We live in segregated ones.

    Check out this interactive map that Alvin built, to see these effects for yourself:

    Correction: At 3:37, we mislabeled a map "Charlotte," but it is actually the Charleston metropolitan area.

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    America policies engineered our segregated homes. But the workplace? That had the chance of being a place where we interact with people of other races — and form meaningful relationships. These maps show that this hasn't exactly happened. In fact, the most personal parts of our lives is still very segregated. is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out

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  • Vox


     7 months ago +2495

    Correction: at 3:37 the video mistakenly labels a map "Charlotte." The map shown is actually of the Charleston metropolitan area.

  • yacetube


     2 days ago

    "75% of white people have only white friends" ... like, hispanic friends. Cause they're white. Also, there is 12% black in the US. Even without segregation, or economic segregation, ... it is statistically normal to be harder to meet that 1 person out of 10.
    It is not a discovery. You go in China and ask them how many scandinavian friends they have ... Get it ?

  • yacetube


     2 days ago

    More blacks working at NY's JFK than downtown...

  • Patricia Handa

    Patricia Handa

     3 days ago

    White people have the money to avoid being uncomfortable, so if people of other races make them uncomfortable, they will use their money to avoid them, and especially to keep their kids away from them, perpetuating the discomfort.

  • Kiryk Drewinski

    Kiryk Drewinski

     7 days ago

    Please use different colors for the graphics. It’s very confusing having everything in pink only.

    And no, I have nothing against pink ; )

  • Mikaïlov Camille

    Mikaïlov Camille

     7 days ago

    Very good documentery i am from Canada so it's less segration than the Usa and France for coloured people.

  • Hayden Baldwin

    Hayden Baldwin

     7 days ago

    Our town is so white, when a family of black people moved in last year
    it doubled the population of black people in our town.

    Edit: to be fair there is only like 4000 people in our town

  • Hayden Baldwin

    Hayden Baldwin

     7 days ago

    Our town is so white, when a family of black people moved in last year
    it doubled the population of black people in our town.

  • kunited9


     7 days ago

    Oh and of course people of color start at the bottom. Last time I checked whites started at the bottom too before getting to the top. That does not prove there is discrimination

  • Gabriel Slark

    Gabriel Slark

     14 days ago +3

    "It was a Hwite community" 😂

  • Mike


     14 days ago

    Make America Great Again!!

  • jonah vines

    jonah vines

     14 days ago

    idk the point of this video no one is forcing anyone to live anywhere that they dont wanna live

  • muenzfernsprecher


     14 days ago

    I always wonder how ethnic/cultural diversity is so much adored, but segregation so much detested. They vitally depend on each other. Put simply: Ethnic diversity is based on persistent ethnic differences. They persist only if they are transmitted to and adopted by most of the next generation. However, to achieve this, you need homogeneous social spaces where these identities are formed and fostered. Which then again implies less social contact with ethnic outsiders, at least in your free time. If you don't have that, multicultural society is not stable, but just a transitory state, much like the various European immigrant communities in the US have been mostly absorbed into an Anglophone White mainstream. If you look at pre-modern Old World examples of long-lasting multicultural societies (e.g. Muslim Andalusia, pre-1790 Transylvania), which are sometimes hailed as models of tolerance etc, they often relied on an interplay between limited contact (in the public sphere, esp. business) and strong segregation (in the private sphere, esp. marriage/family). Segregation is as much a mother of cultural diversity as contact/mixing is.



     14 days ago

    Before I make my comment let me start by saying I live in the US but i was born in the Caribbean, i'm Hispanic and i was raised in black neighborhood okay..No racist at all.
    That being said. i am gonna ask one do you explain to this people that they were wrong when black neighborhoods are full of crime, drugs, school dropouts, absented fathers, incarceration rates, fights, trash...? I am not saying segregation is right by any means, but when African Americans leaders and regular people are going to call out what's wrong in their communities? what about some self criticism?

  • Pearl Easley-Johnson

    Pearl Easley-Johnson

     14 days ago

    I wouldn't exist is biracial marriage was still illegal

  • benblexbenblex


     21 days ago

    add to the equation asian/americans who on average are all too happy to uphold whiteness and white supremacist suburban segregation with their "honorary" white status (e.g., highest rates of outmarriage with whites, highest rates of higher education with whites)--despite or perhaps because of their "model minority" racial status

  • KP바비 KJ

    KP바비 KJ

     21 days ago

    Explains why all these white people left when me and three other Asian house holds moved in

  • genericmace


     21 days ago

    Where I live, there's about a 60/40 split between white people and hispanic people. I've only seen about 10 people of other races within the last year, probably. Then again, I don't really g o o u t s i d e at all so that's probably why.

  • Dashiell Kostka

    Dashiell Kostka

     21 days ago

    I’d like the video except the high pitched noise

  • Roan the Delphox

    Roan the Delphox

     21 days ago

    People segregate themselves based on similarities and differences. We may not think it, but people usually prefer to be with people like them in a community. It is due to the ancient pack mentality instilled deep within our brains.