2/17: Grading Atlanta for racial equity

Moderated by Tom Sabulis

A Washington-based think tank has released a study of racial equality in 100 top metro areas, giving Atlanta a good grade overall for black integration and a poor one for Latino integration.

Today, a lead researcher writes about the rankings while a local expert looks behind the statistics to show how neighborhood realities paint a different picture than the numbers.

22 comments Add your comment

surly jb

February 20th, 2012
10:13 pm

racial equality in Atl does not exist. Racism does exist. Black leaders have taken forty years to wreck out and completely re-invent a government form that many thought would be a beacon of pride for African=American accomplishment. It has failed. From the scandalous bid-rigging on the Jackson Terminal concessions, to the Police Department and the Fire Department cheating, and the Water and Sewer Administration, and oh my goodness, the international spectacle of our Public School cheating fiasco, to the unsafe lunacy that is MARTA, to the $80million the Fulton County Board of Assessors has STOLEN from people whose homes have been foreclosed on ……….. it goes on, This city is a racist, corrupt, dangerous spot on the map, and no, it is not like this everywhere.

Porter

February 19th, 2012
6:35 pm

The “integration” is mostly affluent members of minority groups fleeing crime and bad schools. People are just segregating by class instead of race.