Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Milwaukee REGION Again Rated As Most Segregated In America

As I've said before about our region's appalling segregation, well done, Milwaukee suburbs, regional planners - - and, as this new article quoting UW-M development specialist Marc Levine notes - - Scott Walker, too.

And, also again, I'll ask: Why should the City of Milwaukee sell one teaspoon of water to the City of Waukesha - - largest community in Waukesha County - - when official policies throughout the county reinforce these regional population and economic disparities?

So blatantly that federal spending on housing and other basic services is under legal attack?

The article in Salon.com also offers this pretty stunning map.

No. 1: Milwaukee


mimi torchia boothby watercolors said...

your last two links haven't worked.

James Rowen said...

The link in this article works for me.
What other?

Anonymous said...

I thought this index of uniformity has been repeatedly debunked. No, I don't think it's good for anyone of any ethnic or racial group to have no choice other than live in a highly segregated neighborhood. And yet, if you wanted to go to a metropolitan area where you could live among ethnic and racial diversity, New York, Chicago, Detroit, and even Milwaukee would be certainly be among them. The whacky thing about this index is that the metro areas that measure highest in segregation also have a lot of diversity. Salt Lake City ranks well on this standard because only the relatively few blacks that live there would have to move to make everywhere the same. It's a weird measure.