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Interactive Map Color-Codes Race of Every Single American

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posted on Aug, 21 2013 @ 04:31 PM
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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 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.”


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

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posted on Aug, 21 2013 @ 04:46 PM
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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



posted on Aug, 21 2013 @ 05:10 PM
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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


I'm sure if they used red for them, some liberals would come along and cry racism.

Pretty interesting map....



posted on Aug, 21 2013 @ 05:11 PM
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WHAT THE? My House is BLORANGE!


This is really cool! Still need to figure that one out maybe something missed when I did my family history? LOL

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posted on Aug, 21 2013 @ 05:17 PM
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'Blorange' lol did you zoom all the way in?

Yeah I love maps, found this interactive one pretty cool and I dont even live in America.
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posted on Aug, 21 2013 @ 06:06 PM
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Now .......Still believe Whites are becoming a minority in the United States?



posted on Aug, 22 2013 @ 12:58 AM
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Hey that's kind of interesting!

Well except that you're black whether you're from Africa or Puerto Rico, and you're Hispanic whether you're from Mexico or Cuba, and I'm "white" except I'm 15 nationalities including native american. So I think it's cool, but our way of measuring these things seems a little wonky to me.



posted on Aug, 22 2013 @ 01:13 AM
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Certainly not where i live....blue as the sky
Guess i shouldn't be surprised, i never liked living here anyway.
Too many racists.
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posted on Aug, 22 2013 @ 01:19 AM
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It seems where I live is very diverse. Which isn't surprising at all. Now I wonder if I would be represented by the brown dot because I come from a multiracial background or orange for Hispanic or whatever. Hum? a real mystery indeed.



posted on Aug, 22 2013 @ 09:34 AM
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They probably go by whatever you put down on census form,

I agree that they probably need more colours for representation purposes.





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