Black Chicagoans Segregated, Regardless of Income

Latino Chicagoans are more likely to live in diverse neighborhoods than whites or blacks do.
May 24, 2017, 2pm PDT | Casey Brazeal | @northandclark
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Chicagoans of all ethnicities tend to live in more segregated neighborhoods than they say they would like to, according to research from a study by Kasey Henricks and Amanda Lewis titled "A Tale of Three Cities: The State of Racial Justice in Chicago."

"Whites, blacks and Latinos all describe their ideal as a neighborhood where their own racial or ethnic group is less than half the population," Dennis Rodkin writes for Crain's, but Chicagoans from all three groups are likely to live in neighborhoods where their ethnicity represents the majority. According to Hendricks and Lewis' research the average white Chicagoans live in neighborhoods that are 74 percent white.

"In Cook County, affluent black people are more likely to live near poor blacks than near white people of their income level—or any income level—according to a new study from the University of Illinois at Chicago," Rodkin writes to explain more of the report's findings.

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Published on Thursday, May 18, 2017 in Crain's Chicago Business
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