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