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St. Louis among most segregated cities in U.S.

5:44 PM, Apr 8, 2011   |    comments
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By Sharon Stevens

St. Louis, MO (KSDK) - A new report names St. Louis as one of the most segregated cities in America.

Brown University Professor John Logan co-authored the report which profiles the racial complexion of U.S. neighborhoods.

"If most neighborhoods were predominately white or predominately African-American or Hispanic or Asian, our measure of segregation would be high," Logan said.  "And it turns out in the St. Louis Metropolitan area and in the city itself, the value for black-white segregation is extra high."

The report is based on the 2010 U.S. Census.

Logan says the report found that integration had improved in places such as Kansas city.

St. Louis finished in the top 15 of the most segregated metropolitan areas.

A spokesperson for Mayor Francis Slay says St. Louis is one of the most integrated cities in the US on a block-by-block basis.

 

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