Thursday, September 23, 2010

neighbors

Race and ethnicity: Chicago

Beautiful, and kind of depressing, Bill Rankin's map of Chicago shows the racial and ethnic divides in the city. Red is White, Blue is Black, Green is Asian, Orange is Hispanic, Gray is Other, and each dot is 25 people. Data from Census 2000.

Race and ethnicity: New York City

Eric Fischer was so struck by the image, he made maps of other cities the same way. Check the rest out here.

12 comments:

Krystal said...

wow that's fascinating!

Ana Degenaar said...

wow! those look great!

Hodge Podge said...

that's incredible. thanks so much for sharing.

Brandi said...

How very beautiful, and sad at the same time. As much as we think America is a melting pot, it seems we still often separate into communities like this.

Dancing Branflake said...

This is so interesting! I can't wait until the new census comes out and he does another one. This is why I love artists- they see the world so differently. Love it.

Jude said...

Ooh, I've seen these maps and they are just beautiful! Thanks for this lovely visual reminder today :)

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

I agree beautiful and sad at the same time....these are really amazing looking though.

Denise | Chez Danisse said...

I was born in Chicago and spent a large portion of my life there. It's interesting how a beautiful work of art can draw attention to a serious topic.

Mo Pie, Please said...

These are awesome and so beautiful. If it wasn't so much about the racial divide I would rush right out and buy some for our apartment. They're so stereotypically accurate too...

la petite coquine said...

Absolutely incredible. I must have just stared at the map of SF for 10 minutes.

Joanna said...

This is so beautiful, yet so thought provoking. Thank you for sharing with us!

Gilding Lilies said...

These are fascinating. They're beautiful to look at but they really get you thinking, don't they? Thanks for sharing.