Racial Divide

It’s hard to think of much else. These maps show the racial divide between black and white people in major cities. Select a city below.
 

 

Using updated data from the 5-year American Community Survey from 2018, this is a recreation of Jim Vallandingham’s project from 2011, which is based on Mike Bostock’s force-directed map. The greater the difference in black-to-white population between two neighboring areas, the greater the distance.

The cities were chosen based on FiveThirtyEight’s integration-segregation index.


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How You Will Die

So far we’ve seen when you will die and how other people tend to die. Now let’s put the two together to see how and when you will die, given your sex, race, and age.

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The data goes back to 1960 and up to the most current estimates for 2009. Each line represents a country.

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