This section contains an assortment of maps that are a useful way to see data concerning how racism in the US affects those who aren’t white.
Explore the latest research through this interactive map, which was created in partnership with the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation. You can find information and locations for all 523 known Indian boarding schools in the United States, as well as known Indian residential schools in Canada.
For non-indigenous people (people who might not have thought of this), who are interested in understanding the racism embedded in our culture more fully, consider exploring the 100’s of pages on https://journeyofhealing.net/.
This map tracks 222 Indian cessions within the Louisiana Territory. Made by treaties, agreements, and statutes between 1804 and 1970, these cessions covered 576 million acres, ranging from a Quapaw tract the size of North Carolina sold in 1818 to a parcel smaller than Central Park seized from the Santee Sioux to build a dam in 1958.
Monroe Nathan Work (1866–1945) felt compelled to document every known lynching happening in the United States. This interactive map shows how lynching began as a form of self-appointed justice in local communities when townspeople made grave accusations first, but never bothered to gather the proof.
The Decolonial Atlas is a growing collection of maps which help challenge our relationships with the land, people, and state. For example, above shows that for any beach town in the US, the town itself might be racially diverse, but the actual waterfront property is almost exclusively occupied by white people, a rampant form of racial segregation from rural coastal communities to tourist towns to major cities.
Racial disparities in income and other outcomes are among the most visible and persistent features of American society. This map allows you to search by a wide variety of demographics: Household Income, Incarceration Rate, Individual Income, Employment Rate, High School/College Graduation Rate, Hours Worked Per Week, Hourly Wage …
Black people were 24% of those killed despite being only 13% of the population.
There were only 27 days in 2019 where police did not kill someone.
Black people are most likely to be killed by police
3x more likely to be killed by police than white people.
1.3x more likely to be unarmed compared to white people.
It’s not about crime
Sundown towns are not just places where something racist happened. It is an entire community (or even county) that for decades was “all white” on purpose. “All white” is in quotes because some towns allowed one black family to remain when they drove out the rest. A town may have been sundown once, but now is not. Ferguson, MO, was a sundown town between 1940 and 1960. By 2014, when racial conflict famously erupted, like some other “recovering” sundown towns, it still displayed “second generation sundown town problems”
Inevitably, when the United States sneezes, Black America catches a cold. And this is no ordinary sneeze and no ordinary cold.
Research shows … structural barriers stopped many people who were not white from buying property and building wealth for most of the last century. … Racial covenants dovetailed with redlining and predatory practices to depress homeownership rates for African Americans. Contemporary white residents like to think their city never had formal segregation. But racial covenants did the work of Jim Crow