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.
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
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
In Chicago, 70% of deaths were black residents. Historically, Chicago’s black communities have been disproportionately affected by health-related issues including poverty, environmental pollution, and limited medical care…
Incarceration has had a devastating impact on low-income African-American neighborhoods.
Starting with the identification of “million-dollar blocks” in the early 2000s, researchers have been identifying “hot spots” for mass incarceration. From this analysis, an emerging consensus has developed: incarceration has had a devastating impact on low-income African-American neighborhoods. Meanwhile, more affluent and white areas have gone largely unscathed.