It may not come as a surprise, but many American cities are still highly racially segregated, according to Vox. During daytime hours, blending becomes more apparent, but not necessarily in the workplace. In fact, workplaces have basically plateaued for decades on becoming more racially diverse despite long-standing equal opportunity employment laws and growing ethnic diversity in the general population. At night, the racial homogenity in cities becomes very evident in visualizations that Vox shows. Perhaps even more surprisingly, Vox reports that 75% of Whites only have White friends.

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Stephen is an urban planner with a passion for sustainable, livable, and diverse cities. He is especially interested in how policies, regulations, and programs can promote positive outcomes for communities. Stephen lives in Kenmore and primarily covers land use and transportation issues for The Urbanist.