Source: USA Today
Black segregation from other racial groups has hit its lowest point in more than a century — declining in all 85 of the nation’s largest metropolitan areas — but social and income inequality persist.
A Manhattan Institute report out Monday shows that no housing market has a level of black isolation as high as the national average just 40 years ago and that “all-white neighborhoods are effectively extinct.”
“This shift does not mean that segregation has disappeared,” the report says. “The typical urban African American lives in a housing market where more than half the black population would need to move in order to achieve complete integration.”