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    Study Finds US Cities More Racially Integrated
    Race; Posted on: 2012-01-31 21:33:42 [ Printer friendly / Instant flyer ]
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    More than 40 years after the federal government enacted fair-housing legislation and the Great Migration of blacks from the South began to ebb, residential segregation in metropolitan America has been significantly curtailed, according to a study released yesterday.

    The study of census results from thousands of neighborhoods by two economics professors who are fellows at the Manhattan Institute, a conservative research organization, found that the nation’s cities are more racially integrated than at any time since 1910; that all-white enclaves “are effectively extinct’’; and that while black urban ghettos still exist, they are shriveling.


    An influx of immigrants and the gentrification of black neighborhoods contributed to the change, the study said, but suburbanization by blacks was even more instrumental.

     

    The progress was less pronounced between blacks and non-Hispanic whites, though, than it has been between blacks and other ethnicities, including Asians and Hispanics.

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    News Source: The Boston Globe

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