Residential segregation matters immensely, because where people live affects so much of their lives, such as their access to transportation, education, employment opportunities, and good health care.
In the case of black–white segregation in particular, the separateness of African-American families and white families has contributed significantly to two entrenched inequalities that are especially glaring: the enormous wealth gap between these races, and their grossly unequal access to strong public educational opportunities. The Inclusivity Institute is dedicated to developing new partnerships, products, and pilot programs to combat these inequalities in ways that can produce tremendous impact nationwide.
The Inclusivity Institute is engaged in a six-month launch with a four-pronged approach to engage the community and create meaningful resources that can invigorate partners to tackle the systemic issues of housing affordability and racial as well as class segregation.
Non-profit organizations like the Inclusivity Institute try to effect positive change directly, by creating innovative programs and developing constructive partnerships with other groups.
As most of our research is geographic in its nature, we are looking to build a curated map. While there are resources that either show residential segregation statistics (Diversity and Disparities) or maps census statistics (Social Explorer), there is a gap in providing context outside of a straightforward statistical geographic approach.
Our goal is to further these resources to provide an interactive space to host our research and discussion, but more so to provide a unique value-added in a format that allows people to better understand and compare rather complex segregation indexes and patterns