Neighborhood Integration Improves, But Segregation Continues

While integration of African-Americans is improving, while Hispanics are still are increasingly living in their own neighborhoods according to new Census data.

The Monterey County Herald writes:

"The latest figures reflect new generations of middle-class blacks moving to prosperous, fast-growing cities, said William H. Frey, a demographer at Brookings Institution who reviewed the census data."

New Orleans showed one of the largest declines in segregation, but unfortunately that number is connected to the exodus of low-income African-Americans after Hurricane Katrina.

"The race trends hint at the upcoming political and legal wrangling over the 2010 census figures, to be published beginning Tuesday. The data will be used to reallocate congressional districts, drawing new political boundaries."

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