More Links of the Day:
– There’s a cool mapping tool that plots diversity in the 53 largest metro areas in the country. The maps use 2010 census information.
The color code is:
- Dark Orange – predominantly white
- Light Orange – moderately white
- Dark Green – predominantly black
- Light green – moderately black
- Light purple – moderately Latino
- Brown – high diversity
The above maps clearly show how the Rochester area has gotten more racially diverse over the past two decades. They also show shifts in diversity. But the Rochester maps show what many other cities show. Atlantic Cities writes:
…many cities are seeing an increase in integrated neighborhoods and an increase in segregated ones at the same time.
It’s important to look at racial and economic segregation because of the impact on housing, education and society at large.
– Rochester police sent an email to community leaders about East End and South Wedge street robberies, as well as the theft of Hondas. Why wasn’t this information sent to the media? To rely on neighborhood leaders – wonderful as they are – to issue alerts to residents, is not efficient or reliable.
The conspiracy theorist in me says the city doesn’t want to alarm anyone about East End muggings during the Jazz Festival, but I could be wrong.