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America is more diverse than ever – but still segregated

The Washington Post gives us an in-depth analysis of census data from 1990, 2000, 2010 and 2016. The subsequent mapping of major metro areas across the United State helps us understand how racial stratification and segregation have changed over time. While the decline of segregation is evident over the past few decades, the rate of decline is relatively lower than anticipated because of the impacts of racially discriminatory policies, such as redlining, that have thwarted access for many people of color to a quality education, good jobs, and other means for improving one's quality of life and creating wealth.