Is Americas Most Segregated City In New York State?
A quick look at contemporary American history might leave one thinking that the South was a bastion of racism and segregation with its long history of slavery, while the North was the shining city on the hill. However, someone doesn't need to go far around Northern states like New York to see exactly how untrue that is.
Knowing this, it is still a tad bit surprising to learn that perhaps the most segregated city in the entire United States of America is located right here in the Empire State.
Is Rochester the Most Segregated City In America?
The lasting impacts of redlining and segregation are seen far and wide all over New York State and include the way school districts are divided. EdBuild took a look at the City of Rochester and found some shocking results.
EdBuild Fault Lines Report
Landing in the number one spot on this report seems to be right on par with the history we have in New York. The fallout impact on our communities is immeasurable when looking at it over time.
Rochester Isn't The Only Community On This List
If learning Rochester is at the top of this list isn't bad enough, there are a total of 5 school districts in New York State that are ranked in the top 50 most segregated in the country.
In addition to the Flower City (1), Lackawanna (34), Utica (12), Syracuse (17), and East Ramapo (48) land on the list.