Report: Bay Area has become more segregated
The Bay area has become more racially segregated since 1990, mirroring a longrunning national trend of cities and neighborhoods dividing more starkly along ethnic lines, according to a new study by uC Berkeley researchers.
oakland, Fremont, San Francisco and San Jose are all California cities among those ranked as “highly segregated” by the university’s othering & Belonging institute.
although the Bay area has one of the country’s most diverse populations, researchers say ethnic groups have settled into homogenous neighborhoods, often hindering economic advancement in segregated communities of color. But the Bay area is not alone — more than eight in 10 metro areas have become more exclusionary in recent decades.
“The united States continues to be a place of segregation, not integration,” said report author Stephen Menendian. The study measured and ranked demographic, housing and income patterns in nearly 200 u.S. metros with populations greater than 200,000.