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Race and Ethnicity: Art and Census Statistics

I recently saw this on Racialicious.  Eric Fischer posted an album on Flickr which translates 2000 Census data into art with each color defining a different race or ethnicity.  Red is White, Blue is Black, Green is Asian, Orange is Hispanic, Gray is Other, and each dot is 25 people. Click on any of the pictures to take you to the original sites.

Questions for pondering: How do we make since of this data?  How can we be racially color-blind?  Where do the lines of institutional racial discrimination and auto-segregation meet?  How can we meet the monetary needs of racial or ethnic groups as racial lines become more blurred?

Fischer's map of New York City:

Compare that to Fischer's map of Atlanta (my hometown):

This concept was taken from Bill Rankin’s map of Chicago’s racial and ethnic divides.

Rankin’s map of Chicago:

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