The survey was fielded before the March 16 Atlanta-area shootings in which six of the eight victims were Asian women. To assess public perceptions of discrimination against various groups of people in the U. While views of discrimination may be related to views about violence against groups, these are also different questions. This way nearly all U. The survey is weighted to be representative of the U. Here are the questions used for the report, along with responses, and its methodology.
Neighborhood segregation persists for Black, Latino or Hispanic, and Asian Americans
This study examines residential segregation levels and changes in segregation for Latinos, Asians, and blacks in U. It also evaluates the effect of emerging multiethnic metropolitan area contexts for these segregation patterns. While black segregation levels are still well above those for Latinos and Asians, there is some trend toward convergence over the decade. More than half of the areas increased their Latino segregation levels over the s, and almost three-fourths increased their Asian segregation levels. Multiethnic metropolitan area context is shown to be important for internal segregation dynamics. Black segregation levels are lower, and were more likely to decline in multiethnic metropolitan areas and when other minority groups grew faster than blacks.
Latino, Asian, and black segregation in U.S. metropolitan areas: are multiethnic metros different?
The systemic racism spotlighted over the past year in the wake of the death of George Floyd has long pervaded much of American society. One enduring dimension is the neighborhood residential segregation of people of color from white residents due to a well-known history of discriminatory practices imposed by government and private sector forces. As I note in my book, Diversity Explosion , Black-white neighborhood segregation has decreased albeit modestly since its peak in the s. Still, more than 50 years after the passage of the Fair Housing Act , substantial levels of neighborhood segregation persist for Black residents and—to a sizable, though lesser extent—for Latino or Hispanic and Asian Americans. This high level of racial segregation is part and parcel of continued housing discrimination based on race and ethnicity, and has prompted the Biden administration to propose new efforts to reduce both formal and informal forces that allow it to endure.
The seventh edition of Racial and Ethnic Diversity is a profile of a U. Hispanics are the largest minority, Asians are the most affluent, and blacks have made big gains in education and earnings. We have crossed a threshold from what will be to what is: we are the multicultural nation that had been forecast for so many decades.