Mapping the counties where public-school children still remain segregated.
I lived in Nebraska for almost 12 years, it’s mostly white people except in the big cities. The one in the middle that the lightest blue is probably Lexington, Grand Island, and Kearney, meat packing and factory cities. So yeah, sort of implying racism without the context of how many white, black, and latino/hispanic people actually live in that state. But places like Nebraska, Colorado, Iowa, Wyoming, North and South Dakota, don’t have a lot of colored people. I’m not saying that they aren’t there, but I lived in a town of little over 800 and literally was the only colored person there. I personally think it’s the snow and lack of jobs but that could just be me.
So, these maps aren’t completely true in showing segregation because some areas simply don’t have kids to mix. It’s not about segregation its about work, income, and finding a place with good schools and weather and a collection of things. Nebraska is boring if you aren’t into corn, cattle, and soybeans…yes there are other things but the crux of the economy is on this, it’s an agricultural state. Go Cornhuskers! But seriously, this is misleading.