Resegregation of the Bay Area
Segregation has negative health implications. It can concentrate amenities and resources in high income communities and limit opportunities for health in lower income communities. Racial integration helps ensure all races and ethnicities have access to similar resources and enables us to better understand and connect with the diversity of residents that make up San Mateo County. Urban Habitat has just released a new report on Race, Inequality, and the Resegregation of the Bay Area, highlighting inequality across urban and suburban areas. Key findings include a shift in Black and Latino populations from the inner to the outer Bay Area region from 2000 to 2014, with the region as a whole losing 22,000 Black residents, and how poverty in Black and Latino communities grew across the region. Read the press release here.