Source: Washington Post

Though diversity has increased tremendously across the U.S. in the last several decades, communities are still highly segregated, with most neighbors being of the same race and class.

According to a 2018 analysis from the Washington Post, some cities are deeply segregated despite diversity that exists in the country. Data from 1990, 2000 and 2010 as well as 2016 was used for the analysis.

In contrast the cities that suffer from segregation, the suburbs are the most racially and ethnically diverse areas in the country, with minority populations doubling and tripling in those areas within the last two decades. This means that students in those areas are attending schools that are more diverse, while students in urban areas are attending highly segregated schools.

Black students were identified to be attending more segregated schools compared to Latino and white.

Of about 46 million students attending public schools in the U.S., about 5.8 million are not in integrated schools, according to the Washington Post.

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US More Diverse, But Communities and Schools Remain Segregated

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