Race and Ethnicity in Greensboro

It’s no secret that our city is racially divided along all-too-familiar lines (train tracks, etc). Now, there’s a map which is admittedly outdated by ten years but is still very telling.

I need not tell you that red dots represent white people and blue represents black people if you know anything about east and west Greensboro. Even though we are a huge location for refugee resettlement and immigrants, other racial and ethnic groups (as measured by the Census) barely appear.

This map of Greensboro is available alongside many other cities across the nation for comparison, and was inspired by this telling map of Chicago. What do you make of this radical cartography, and what do we do with it?

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