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Monday, April 4, 2016

Diversity in the US

For John, BLUFIs Lowell Diverse?  Nothing to see here; just move along.

From The Atlantic, and Mr Randal Olson, we have "The 5 U.S. Counties Where Racial Diversity Is Highest—and Lowest".

The 5 most diverse counties in the U.S., according to Olson's calculations, are:

  • Aleutians West Census Area, Alaska (31.4% white/non-Latino, 5.7% African American, 15.1% Native American, 28.3% Asian American, 13.1% Latino, and 6.4% other)
  • Aleutians East Borough, Alaska (13.5% white/non-Latino), 6.7% African American, 27.7% Native American, 35.4% Asian American, 12.3% Latino, and 4.4% other)
  • Queens County, New York (27.6% white/non-Latino, 17.7% African American, 0.3% Native American, 22.8% Asian American, 27.5% Latino, and 4% other)
  • Alameda County, California (34.1% white/non-Latino, 12.2% African American, 0.3% Native American, 25.9% Asian American, 22.5% Latino, and 5.1% other)
  • Solano County, California (40.8% white/non-Latino, 14.2% African American, 0.5% Native American, 14.3% Asian American, 24% Latino, and 6.2% other)

And the 5 least diverse:

  • Tucker County, West Virginia (100% white/non-Latino)
  • Robertson County, Kentucky (100% white/non-Latino)
  • Hooker County, Nebraska (100% white/non-Latino)
  • Hand County, South Dakota (99% white/non-Latino and 1% Latino)
  • Owsley County, Kentucky (98% white/non-Latino and 2% Latino)
What makes a place diverse?  Race?  Race plus ethnicity?  Race plus ethnicity plus socio-political outlook?

Funnily enough, in some parts of our nation we gerrymander voting districts to group people of the same race, or the same socio-political type together.  This is a lack of diversity on the ground, to provide diversity in the legislature.  Is this helping diversity or is it separating the Peoples of this great nation?

Hat tip to the InstaPundit.

Regards  —  Cliff

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