Colorado Daily

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.

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