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ANALYSIS: The Nation’s Most ‘Woke’ Cities Are Among The Most Racially Segregated

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Varun Hukeri General Assignment & Analysis Reporter
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Nationwide civil unrest in 2020 following the murder of George Floyd reignited a national conversation about racial justice. Yet racial residential segregation continues to be a lingering feature even in some of the nation’s most “woke” cities.

A common index of racial segregation is the dissimilarity index, which uses data from the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey and the St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank to measure the extent to which different racial groups live in a given city’s residential neighborhoods.