Shot. [Chicago Is The Most Segregated City In America: Analysis, CBS Chicago, May 4, 2015]
Chicago is the most segregated city in the United States, while also being one of the most diverse, according to a new analysis of U.S. Census Data.
How can that be possible?
Because “diversity” and “segregation” are two different things, when you look at them from a city-wide level and then the neighborhood level, writes Nate Silver, the founder and editor of the Five Thirty Eight blog.
“Chicago deserves its reputation as a segregated city,” Silver writes. “But it is also an extremely diverse city. And the difference between those terms — which are often misused and misunderstood–says a lot about how millions of American city dwellers live.”
At the same time, the city is very segregated by neighborhood, where many areas on the South and West sides are overwhelmingly black. Other neighborhoods within those areas are largely Hispanic. That results in the city’s high segregation index. Overall, the city is divided almost equally into three parts: Hispanic, African-American and whites.
Chaser… Extreme segregation in 33 percent white Chicago keeps white people alive. The Chicago Police Department Annual Report for 2017 shows 97 percent of the murder victims are non-white.
Meaning: segregation keeps white people safe from the violence of black and Hispanic [80 percent of the homicide victims were black and 16 percent were Hispanic] residents of Chicago.