The City: Black & White

The general assumption that racial segregation in housing is steadily diminishing north of the Mason-Dixon line is stringently challenged in a report by Albert J. Mayer and Thomas F. Holt, sociologists at Detroit's Wayne State University. In general, they say, most major Northern cities are actually more segregated than they were 30 years ago. Some comparisons for Detroit:

> In 1930, 51% of all Negro residents lived in predominantly white areas; in 1960, only 15% lived in white areas.

> In 1930, 15.8% of the Negroes lived in Negro ghettos. In 1960, Negro...

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