Study Finds Segregation Remains; Hispanics Leave Town With Racist Police Force

 Melting pot? Not quite.

A new study shows that even as America grows more diverse, neighborhoods remain stubbornly segregated--and there's been little progress since 2000 with some backsliding. Medical News Today reports:

Despite increased racial and ethnic diversity, American neighborhoods continue to be segregated, and some of the progress made toward integration since 1980 has come to a halt this decade, according to a new report by Brown University sociologist John Logan. 

Among the more surprising findings is that while Hispanic-white and black-white segregation has stagnated, Asian-white segregation has actually grown.

Maybe these disappointing numbers can be partially attributed to the kind of racism the Hispanic residents of East Haven, Connecticut have experienced--so much harassment by police that it's forcing them to actually leave town.

AlterNet / By Sarah Seltzer

Posted at December 27, 2010, 5:28am

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