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Tool 01: Ethnical mapping

 

 

Using data gleaned from the 2010 U.S. Census, Dustin Cable at the University of Virginia’s Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service has created what might be the most comprehensive color-coded map of racial segregation in America. Made up of 308,745,538 colored dots representing five major ethnic groups, Cable’s map is vivid, highly detailed and oddly beautiful. While it isn’t the first map to show racial segregation, nor is it the first to map each citizen in the U.S. — it is the first to do both, according to Wired.

 

For the purposes of his map, Cable chose blue dots to represent white people, green dots for African-Americans, red dots for Asians and orange dots for Latinos. All other race categories are denoted using a brown dot.

 

 

Ethnical Map of San Antonio

 

 

Ethnical Map of Detroit

 

 

Ethnical Map of San Francisco

 

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