A study released by Brown University entitled, “Separate and Unequal: The Neighborhood Gap for Blacks, Hispanics and Asians in Metropolitan America,” explored the fact that on average, black and Hispanic households live in neighborhoods with more than one and a half times the poverty rate of neighborhoods where the average non-Hispanic white lives.
The report by John Logan, a sociology professor at Brown University, studied the 2010 census data and examined “how people’s race/ethnicity and income are translated into racial/ethnic and class segregation across neighborhoods” with information taken from all metropolitan regions in the country.
The following is some of the study’s results:
<em><blockquote>• Black household incomes are below 60 percent of non-Hispanic white incomes in the average metropolitan region, while Hispanic household incomes are less than 70 percent. These groups’ relative standing actually became worse between 1990 and 2000 and in the post-2000 years covered by this study. Asians, in contrast, had higher average incomes than non-Hispanic whites in 1990 and they have maintained this advantage over time.
• As black-white segregation has slowly declined since 1990, blacks have become less isolated from Hispanics and Asians, but their exposure to whites has hardly changed. Affluent blacks have only marginally higher contact with whites than do poor blacks.