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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 lives.
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 census.
“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.”
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.
Originally posted by rival
I always knew I never trusted blue people...now I know why.
...and Native Americans should be red...and not that ugly brown/mixed race color...yeuuch