MILWAUKEE (WISN) — Segregation in the United States’ largest metropolitan areas has declined only modestly since the beginning of the century, with Milwaukee topping the list of cities with the highest black-white segregation, a recent study by the Brookings Institution shows.
The majority of areas identified as being highly segregated are in the northern parts of the country, with Milwaukee, New York City and Chicago leading the list.
While Milwaukee’s segregation index has decreased in the years since 2000, it hasn’t done so at the pace of other cities. The city at the turn of the 21st century came in at No. 2, behind Detroit. The Motor City now comes in at No. 4.