Monday, August 8th, 2011
My latest post is online over at New Geography and is called “The Shifting Urban Geography of Black America.” This piece focuses on some of the latest Census results that show either limited growth or actual shrinkage of black population in many of their traditional northern and big city population centers. Combined with strong black growth in the south, some have posited a reverse Great Migration. I take a survey of this. While much research remains to be done, the story appears to be more nuanced than a monolithic Great Return.
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