About the mixedmetro project:
The mixedmetro project is interested in visualizing the racial and ethnic diversity of US metropolitan neighborhoods and where mixed-race couples live in US metropolitan areas.
Emily Badger writes about the MixedMetro project in The Atlantic Cities:
Watch These American Cities Segregate, Even As They Diversify - Emily Badger, Jun 25, 2012
Data from the 2010 Census have offered up another benchmark for use in tracking the feel-good demographic story of America's steady desegregation. Edward Glaeser and Jacob Vigdor looked at the latest statistics earlier this year and went so far as to declare, in a widely circulated paper for the Manhattan Institute, that we have reached "THE END OF THE SEGREGATED CENTURY."
There is a certain cognitive dissonance to much of this data: Nationwide statistics suggest more blacks and whites now live side-by-side, but plenty of communities have seen no such effect. It appears as if the once-prevalent all-white neighborhood has gone virtually extinct. But its all-black counterpart has not.
Researchers Richard Wright, Steven R. Holloway, and Mark Ellis have offered a more useful way to think about this: New forms of diversity are emerging in America, but so, too, are new forms of segregation.