Thursday, September 15, 2011

Diversity & Segregation in Detroit

We saw today from the map in class that the Detroit Metro Area is very diverse, but also very segregated. There are many distinct neighborhoods in Detroit that are clearly set apart from one another, such as Mexicantown, Hamtramck, etc. Do you think that there is another Metropolitan area in the United States that rivals the diversity as well as the segregation of the area?

1 comment:

  1. Whenever I think of the 'melting pot' that America is supposed to be, I often think of New York City.

    The good news: it does have lots of diversity.
    The bad news: it isn't much of a melting pot so much as disjointed ingredients (Central Park, Chinatown, and Harlem, specifically).

    I was going to mention Chicago, but felt it'd be nice to get out of the Midwest.

    Interestingly, most of the cities found in "top 10" lists for segregation are Northern cities, which I wasn't fully expecting, though the explanations for that is a different (and massive) topic altogether.

    Here's New York (and others)!