Al Jazeera America Says Portland is Nation's Whitest City

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It's no secret that Portland is a largely white city, but is it really the whitest?  This report from Al Jazeera America claims so. The numbers are a bit in dispute. The Oregonian's analysis of census data from 2010 says Portland is, while a confusing 2011 story in the Seattle Times says that Portland is both the whitest and the third whitest city in America. Meanwhile, the Pittsburgh daily paper ...   More
 
Tuesday, November 26, 2013 MARK ZUSMAN

Portland's Racial Divide, Now in Pixel Form

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You're going to want to see this: A new map shows where every person in the United States lives and what their race is.The results are amazing to scan. Most cities, from a distance, look like a lovely blended blur, with different races looking like they live together. But zoom in, and almost every city shows a clear division of neighborhoods by racial lines. (Blue is white, green is black, red ...   More
 
Friday, August 16, 2013 by Andrea Damewood

A Visual Representation of Segregation in Portland


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This is wild: Oakland computer programmer Eric Fischer has used census data from 2000 to map the distribution of ethnic populations in the 40 largest American cities. Each dot represents 25 people, and is color-coded by race: white is pink, black is blue, Hispanic is yellow and Asian is green. The map of Portland is above (click to enlarge). In Portland, all three nonwhite populations recorded ...   More
 
Monday, September 20, 2010 BEN WATERHOUSE

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