Race Maps: San Francisco Color-Coded, Literally

Eric Fischer
Can you see your house from here?

When San Francisco is mapped by ethnicity, is it a pretty picture? Aesthetically, yes. But the deeper implications are less rosy.

Oakland computer programmer Eric Fischer has made a ripple on the Internet with a series of color-coded creations juxtaposing 2000 census data on maps of various American cities. Epitomizing the saying “A picture is worth 1,000 words,” newspapers and websites across the realm have leaped to publicize readily available, decade-old data because Fischer's maps present such compelling imagery.

To wit, Detroit:

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