Ever wonder just how segregated your city is? Photographer Eric Fischer might have an answer. Inspired by cartographer Bill Rankin’s recent maps charting Chicago’s racial segregation, Fischer decided to make a few maps of his own. The maps, which include dozens of cities, show just how enduring racial stratification continues to be in this country.

Red = White  |  Blue = Black  |  Green = Asian  |  Orange = Latin

Washington, DC’s racial divide recently garnered national headlines after the the DC mayor’s race brought the city’s battle with gentrification into the spotlight:

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And the racial divisions are clear in Chicago, where we’re headed this week for Facing Race:

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As Gawker points out, Detroit is divided by the infamous Eight Mile Beltway, which serves as the clear boundary for the city’s black and white populations:

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New Orleans:

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New York City:

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Los Angeles:

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See more cities on Eric Fischer’s Flickr page.

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