posted on Aug, 21 2013 @ 04:31 PM
University of Virginia academic Dustin Cable has designed an interactive map that color-codes the geographic distribution of every single American,
using the 2010 census.
The Racial Dot Map uses 308,745,538 blue, green, red, and other colored dots to represent the race of every American in the place that person
In what some bloggers have called a work of demographic pointillism, the new map allows users to scroll across the United States and zoom in on any
area to view its racial mix. Dustin Cable, the map’s creator and a senior research associate at the University of Virginia’s Weldon Cooper Center
for Public Service, says the graphic adds a level of engagement that’s absent when scrolling through hundreds and hundreds of tables from the 2010
“It puts complex data into context—you are a point on that map somewhere,” he says. “You can look yourself up and look at yourself in the
context of that neighborhood.”
The Racial Dot Map
One Dot Per Person for the Entire United States
A map of New York City, Long Island, and New Jersey colored to represent the race of every person living in the region.
Purple denotes diversity.
Different shades of purple, teal, and other colors can therefore be a measure of racial integration in a particular area. However, a place that
may seem racially integrated at wider zoom levels may obscure racial segregation at the city or neighborhood level.
Even President Obama is accounted for, if you zoom in on 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, five green dots (which represent black Americans)
become visible, representing the President, his wife and two daughters, and his mother-in-law.
If you want to interact with the map click here