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Old 12-29-2013, 03:43 PM
 
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I thought folks might find this interesting - someone made a map for the country with different colored dots representing racial identities in households indicated on the 2010 census. You can go look at the Colorado Springs area and see that Widefield/Security/Fountain looks to be the most diverse and integrated area of town. The southern parts of the city proper tend to be becoming less "white" and the further north you go, generally speaking, the more "white" Colorado Springs gets. I think most folks around here knew this already, but it is pretty interesting to see the visuals. Compare to Detroit, for example, where racial dividing lines are very extreme - or look at Aurora and the Denver area in general or Shiprock, NM etc. Just very interesting to look at different places.

The Racial Dot Map: One Dot Per Person for the Entire U.S.
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Old 12-30-2013, 08:00 AM
 
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Thanks. The map is interesting. I really liked that area, though I do live on the North side. I love that our city is lacking those harsh dividing lines. Even as you get towards woodmen you notice there is still a very clear sprinkling of non-blue dots. Having looked at these maps for other cities, the Springs has a much more thorough mixing.
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Old 12-30-2013, 10:53 AM
 
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I just thought the map was cool.
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Old 12-30-2013, 11:39 AM
 
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That is a cool map!

Yeah, Security/Widefield/Fountain is somewhat diverse. My kid's first sleepover after we moved included a hispanic friend, a black friend, and a ginger Irish friend. I know a lot of racially mixed households & couples down there, too. My older son has had a girlfriend the last couple of years, on and off, who is a black violinist in his orchestra. I'm very happy and encouraged to see less apparent racism in the next generation. It smells like progress!

It's a far cry from how things were when I was growing up in Northern VA, that's for sure.
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Old 01-01-2019, 10:34 AM
 
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I still love this map nearly a decade later. I thought it might good to revisit this thread because this map tells you so much about a city and its neighborhoods that people often don't publicly admit. Here is an interesting observation someone made with the map - find squarish concentrations of green dots and you are looking at a correctional facility - I tried it for Colorado, and indeed it is true, very sad to say.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/lovejo...4Tt36gj9YqE.01
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Old 01-01-2019, 02:02 PM
 
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One thing the 2010 census highlighted that isn't often known, is that at the time of the census, COS had a higher percentage of bi-racial population than Denver, Los Angles, or Chicago. Now granted, it was only by small amounts, but it greater all the same. Whether that trend will continue into 2020, we will have to wait and see.
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Old 01-01-2019, 05:48 PM
 
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One thing the 2010 census highlighted that isn't often known, is that at the time of the census, COS had a higher percentage of bi-racial population than Denver, Los Angles, or Chicago. Now granted, it was only by small amounts, but it greater all the same. Whether that trend will continue into 2020, we will have to wait and see.
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Old 01-01-2019, 08:34 PM
 
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Sad that people care about this kind of thing.
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Old 01-01-2019, 09:17 PM
 
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Sad that people care about this kind of thing.
I think we should care that it is reality because it reveals how far we still have to go when it comes to race in this country. I do not think people should be using race data to choose where to live or not to live - i.e., I would rather see this data be used to address a problem rather than further it.
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Old 01-02-2019, 08:43 AM
 
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I think we should care that it is reality because it reveals how far we still have to go when it comes to race in this country. I do not think people should be using race data to choose where to live or not to live - i.e., I would rather see this data be used to address a problem rather than further it.
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