Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

Infographic: Chicago’s Racial Demographics

The Huffington Post pointed me at this graphic below, which shows how the racial makeup of Chicago’s community areas changed between 1910 and 2000. It was apparently created by something called the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Chicago Area Geographic Information Study. The graphic speaks for itself.

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5 Responses to “Infographic: Chicago’s Racial Demographics”

  1. Jane Fleming says:

    Most illustrative graphic. Thank you

  2. Elie Zenner says:

    This is wonderful — very informative and interesting. Thanks.

  3. Deb says:

    It looks like were on our way to celebrating real diversity in Chicago…FINALLY!!

  4. brett says:

    By treating all white people as the same, this map makes it look like Chicago went from not being diverse and therefore not segregated to being much more diverse and segregated. The truth is a little different. All those white people in 1900 where not the same. There were Irish, German, Polish, Ukrainian, Swedish and many other communities. They were mostly segregated from one another, spoke different languages, and had different cultural traditions. The more colorful segregation seen in the map today is just a continuation of the settlement patterns from long ago.

  5. abe says:

    Totally agree with Brett here. Chicago has always been a place of segregation and continues to do the same today. While there is spacial integration there still not social integration. Chicago is a prime example of a segregated American city. The most diverse thing thats happened in Chicago as of late was mayor Daley’s more accepting view of gay culture and society (naming the Boystown area). Even so, is it obvious that is was for the vote, like any other politician. To win is to have more diverse cultures on your side.

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