Study: San Francisco Bay Area More Segregated in 2010 than 1970

Breitbart | 5/29/2019 | Staff
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A new study published by the University of California Berkeley has found that the San Francisco Bay Area was more racially segregated in 2010 than it was in 1970, at the peak of the civil rights era.

The study, published UC Berkeley’s Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society with an interactive web map, notes that racial segregation has actually declined in San Francisco and Alameda counties (though it remains high there), but has risen elsewhere.

Addition - Authors

In addition, the authors note:

Some measures of [nationwide] segregation show improvement while others indicate stagnation or worsening conditions. For example, the most widely used measure shows that racial segregation has declined substantially since 1970 while remaining at a high level nationwide. On the other hand, economic segregation has grown significantly [nationwide] in the last 50 years.

Counties - San - Francisco - Reduction - Segregation

Some counties, such as San Francisco, have shown substantial reduction in segregation since 1980 but are still in the “High segregation” zone. Other counties, such as San Mateo, have gone from moderately segregated to nearly high levels of segregation during the same period.

Alameda and San Francisco can be classified as being highly segregated under this index since 1980, though both counties display substantial decline in segregation. Perhaps most concerning, all but two of the nine counties have had increases in segregation under this measure since 1980, though Contra Costa and Solano display moderate level of increase within the same time period. And, in fact, in many cases, the increases in levels of segregation have been relatively large (such as in Sonoma, Napa, Marin, and Santa Clara), even if the final value is at a relatively low or moderate level. Thus, Marin has had a...
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