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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Dr. King Column

You can find the dataset for the column in the previous post, and you can find the column here:

I'm planning on using the data in a few other columns too, so here are some highlights:

  • Missouri and St. Louis are both ranked 7th as the most segregated state and large metropolitan area, respectively.
  • To fully integrate Blacks and Whites residentially in Missouri and St. Louis, almost three quarters of the minority would have to move (or a combination of Black/White movement would have to produce an equal net effect).
  • Out of the 74 schools in the St. Louis City school dataset I produced, 51 are at least 75% Black, 36 are at least 90% Black, and 18 are at least 99% Black.
  • Without addressing poverty, we cannot really see how much of today's de facto segregation is still a racial issue v. a socioeconomic one.

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