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Unformatted text preview: Are disproportionately minority Effect is racism - affects certain groups more than others Height requirements for certain positions Asians tend to be shorter Immigrants tend to be shorter/less healthy Residential segregation Measured through the use of the "Index of Dissimilarity" 0 is perfect integration 100 is complete segregation Look at distribution of racial groups - what percentage of this city is White, Black, Hispanic, Asian? Do they live in homogeneous environments that are segregated? Then high score Greater than 60 is high level of segregation % is what percent would have to move to have perfect integration 1950 2000 Atlanta 83% 62% Detroit 81% 82% Memphis 65% 66% Why does residential segregation exist? Differences in income -Personal preference - people like to live with people like them...
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This note was uploaded on 01/22/2010 for the course SOCI 101 taught by Professor Shanahan during the Fall '08 term at UNC.
- Fall '08
- Institutional Racism